Sarkodieï¿½s fourth studio album Mary is scheduled for release on September 12, 2015.
In an interview with MTV Iggy, he disclosed his grandmotherï¿½s ï¿½demandï¿½ for him to perform live is the inspiration behind the content on the album named after his granny.
ï¿½She always wanted me to do live music. She liked hip-hop, but she was more into live music, the live drums, live guitars, not too much thatï¿½s computerized. I should have done it for her and now sheï¿½s gone,ï¿½
The Mary album was produced by songwriter/musician Akwaboah, who is the first artiste to be signed to Sarkodieï¿½s Sarkcess Music label.
"Mewu", the first single off the upcoming album was released about a month ago.
Sarkodie adds that there is a lot of highlife influence on the album.
ï¿½I took it back to my people, the sounds that we grew up on, and the sounds that I loved growing up. Iï¿½m trying to take the indigenous Ghanaian music to the world,ï¿½ he equivocates. Ultimately, he says he wants to avoid being predictable. This is as vital to rap in Ghana as it is anywhere.ï¿½
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