Rapper Sarkodie has said that he nearly passed up the chance to work on the version of the iconic 1973 song “Stir It Up” by Bob Marley.
On Friday, January 20, 2023, the song was made available on all streaming media sites.
The Ghanaian artist stated during a discussion on the well-known +44 Podcast that he didn’t feel deserving of having his voice on the same tune as the iconic Reggae hero.
“When I received the email, I nearly forwarded it because, in addition to having respect for the legend, I felt unworthy of sharing the stage with him. He said to Sideman, the show’s host, “I was pretty hard on myself.
While considering abandoning the project, Sarkodie continued, “my manager was like this is a tremendous opportunity. However, my creative side was more focused on the opportunity than the work.
He claimed that he just began to consider and imagine what he could do after being given the original track Bob Marley recorded while in the studio.
The singer of “Non Living Thing” remarked, “When I was listening to it (Bob Marley’s singing), it was a very spiritual experience.”
Sarkodie claimed that he penned four verses for the Stir It Up remake in the hopes of selecting the one that belonged alongside Bob Marley.
cooperation was used. Obrafour, the rapper who gave me inspiration. He was courting the young, he never used vulgarity or cursing, the man claimed.
He said, “I attempted it, but it’s hard to keep it too censored with the younger generation; you want to speak the stuff you feel.
But because of my admiration for Obrafour, I sit down to carefully consider every sentence whenever I am preparing to collaborate with him. I have a same reaction to Bob Marley.
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