Featuring guest performances from Black Sherif, Cina Soul, Oxlade, Lojay, Joeboy, BNXN, Kranium, and King Promise, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie releases his eighth studio album, JAMS
The star-studded 10-track album JAMZ is predominantly imbued with African-inspired hip-hop, a sound that Sarkodie has become known for. It includes some of Africa’s most well-known performers.
The project features musicians including Black Sherif, Cina Soul, Oxlade, Lojay, Joeboy, BNXN, Kranium, and King Promise, among others.
The lead single from JAMZ, “Labadi,” was released in September by Sarkodie and King Promise. Fans were given a taste of the full album with “Labadi,” which was released today, November 11. Sarkodie maintained his trademark fast-paced rap style in the song while fusing Afropop, hip-hop, and amapiano to increase the record’s playability sonically. The hook and chorus of the song, which King Promise sang, also contributed to the album’s dreamy tone.
JAMZ is the follow-up to Sarkodie’s No Pressure album from last year, which also featured big-name collaborations that added versatility to his last project. JAMZ is an extension of that versatility, and every record on the album offers a unique spin on the rapper’s sound. Although he has evolved over the years, the ability to tell stories through rap and his native language of Twi, which he has helped put on the map, has never ceased. The African rap icon has continually pushed his native language Twi over the course of his career.
Sarkodie has the capacity to hold listeners mesmerized by his chemistry with the music, even though it can be challenging for non-native Twi speakers to grasp what the rapper is saying in some songs.
So far this year, Sarkodie has achieved success. Following his headlining appearance at the Celebrating Africa concert in London’s OVO Arena, Wembley, in August, He also appeared with bands including Usher, Tems, and SZA at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra in September. He will conclude by commemorating the 10th anniversary of his seminal sophomore album Rapperholic in December.
Listen to JAMS on Spotify below: