The new year has been off to a tremendous new feature on the updated rendition of Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up” with Ghana’s music maestro – Sarkodie.
Originally released in 1973, Reggae legends, Bob Marley and The Wailers usher in the new year by reimagining the classic ‘Stir It Up’, which featured the Ghanaian rap icon. Marley’s team announced the collaboration on Instagram late Wednesday, January 18th, 2023.
“A special new version of “Stir It Up” is coming THIS FRIDAY featuring Ghanaian 🇬🇭 artist @Sarkodie! Pre-save the track today at the link in bio” the post read in part.
Reacting to the news, Sarkodie described the feature as the biggest moment in his life and career.
“One of the highest moments in my career/Life… such a blessing to lay my vocals right next to the original vocals of the legend,” he said.
“What a way to kick start this year !!! Definitely one of the highest moments in my career/Life… Big shouts to the team at island records @akosuas_ @Jaykjs and the Marley family for getting me on this amazing project by the legend #bobmarley… such a blessing to lay my vocals right next to the original vocals of the Gong… the full post read.
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He also took to Twitter with another reaction which read “Finally we get to share with the world !!! Definitely the biggest highlight in my music journey big honor.. Friday we enjoy this! More stories to share ”
The official music video for ‘Stir It Up’ showcases the vibrant relationship between Jamaica and Ghana. With Sarkodie leading on creative direction, these Ghana-shot visuals authentically explore identity, unity and community and we definitely can’t wait for more Caribbean and African collaborations.
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