Ghanaian rapper Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, spoke with CNN Africa about how he had the chance to record a song with reggae great Bob Marley.
One of the biggest projects the rapper has ever worked on in his whole musical career is the famous Bob Marley “Stir It Up” single.
In Ghana, he holds the rap title in the same way that people associate reggae with Bob Marley, he says.
People genuinely believe that Bob Marley created reggae. Bob Marley is the only person who comes to mind when thinking about reggae, after all. The men use that as their standard, or something. And Sarkodie's raps share the same characteristics.
Every discussion I've heard back in Ghana has sucked me in for no apparent reason. That resembles the individual they employ. What I mean by “rap” is that I'm like Bob Marley.
When he was asked to contribute his line to a song by Bob Marley, he said he was startled.