Ghanaian rap living legend Sarkodie is back at it with another Album and with no much point to prove just his lyrical prowess and longevity in the game the rapper just delivered another master piece with NO PRESSURE. In a chat with Apple Music the rapper said “I think that great art comes out when you have freedom especially mentally, to be able to create an organic sound and organic music, with no boundaries,” No Pressure is just me saying, trust me; I’ve been doing this for over 10 years; I need the space to crate the organic music that i’ve alway been doing. Just trust the process; I know what i’m doing—but obviously we’re still going to elevate.”
I think that great art comes out when you have freedom especially mentally, to be able to create an organic sound and organic music, with no boundaries.
While living under lockdown helped, creating a seventh album from a place of creative freedom has been on Sarkodie’s mind for a while. “I felt this way for about three years, maybe even more,” he explains. “It’s just that it’s a great time to speak about it. In Africa there’s a lot of pressure on artists to do things that people would call success. I’m an artist’s artist. I really believe in good music.” Sarkodie (real name Micahel Owusu Addo) attributes his longevity to his singular focus on great artistry, and No Pressure interweaves his own organic, bilingual delivery and West African hip-hop moods—including assists from Ghana’s DarkoVibes, Kwesi Arthur, and Medikal—with global collabs with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, the UK’s Giggs, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Harmonize.
With no much fuss catch a glimpse and listen to the album below.