The landlord of Ghana’s music has kicked off the new year with a huge new feature on the new version of Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up’.
Originally released in 1973, Reggae legends, Bob Marley and The Wailers usher in the new year by reimagining his classic ‘Stir It Up’, which featured our own rap icon, Sarkodie.
Marley’s team announced the collaboration on Twitter 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.
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.
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.