One of the things that recently gained media attention was the collaboration between Ghana’s finest rapper, Sarkodie and American rapper, Acehood.
At long last, the track by these two is out so at least our ears can take a short break from the hype.
Titled ‘New Guy‘, the track is not by anyway extraordinary from the many Hip hop songs we’ve been listening to. To be honest, it does not catch up with the degree of hype it received, knowing what Sarkodie is capable of doing.
For some reason, Sarkodie mentioned T.B Joshua and his Synagogue in there—as though that is his spiritual father. Sarkodie’s flow was ordinary and we think the beat did not probably help him as Ace Hood out-shined him if you listen to the two…
The second come for Sarkodie was more of throwing praises to Ace-Hood as he talked about how much his people loved him and how he has signed his name in Kumasi.
Poorly, Ace Hood could not even get the pronunciation of Sarkodie’s name right; he went for the foreign ‘Sarkodi’.
Sarkodie’s New Guy is being sold by Tigo Deezer so they are giving away 30 seconds to listen for free–yet a quick Google takes you to many websites which have uploaded the entire song for free listen and download.
This reminds me of a recent Sam Harris’ podcast on which he talked about the need for us to find new ways to monetize our products online as the the existing mechanisms are not working…
Someone will buy a song or movie (first buyer) and he will somehow decide that he’s the best judge of either the song or movie should be offered for free.
And mostly, the person comes to a weird conclusion that it should be offered for free so he or she uploads it for free online when the actually owner thinks otherwise.
-Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri
Anyway, you can listen to the song below if you have some free time to spare…