A REVIEW ON SARK’S “HIGHEST ALBUM” Michael Owusu known by his fans as king sark and on stage as Sarkodie ended his two-year drought with the highest album.
Sark joined forces with longtime friend and producer Jayso on the album.
The album starts with Suli Breaks giving sark appellations and compares him to Kwame Nkrumah(just a reminder sark did not gain independence for Ghana. Do not ever write that in an exam).
It was followed by Nova (producer) Overdose featuring Jesse Jags who killed with the hook.
Though the track was amazing, king sark got a little carried away with his lyrics going on and on about girls, his rich bank account and his “rapmanship”( yeah, we just made a word up)
Come to me feat Bobii Lewis sees sark tapping into the UK style and it was quite easy to the ears.
Suli Breaks interludes from part 1-3 was a perfect fit in the album.
Jayso didn’t veer of concept in certified and light up and his hook….applause… a good work done.
Jayso also didn’t disappoint as an executive producer bringing on board acts like Moelogo, who has a solid online base and UK feel. UK veteran rapper big Nartsie a crazy verse on ” light it up”.
Fast-rising act Worlasi brought on a game so strong, we felt his vibes on Certified.
Praiz, one of Africa’s best vocalists joined the “HIGHEST” team. Before the release of his album sark mentioned, because of the sound “HIGHEST” was not for club or radio(you just soak in the flow).
However, Sark made sure his party people were not left out by featuring Korede Bella and Flavour.
Baby Mama featuring Joey B and Glory featuring Young L had their concept and arrangement on point.
For an artist like Sarkodie, tracks like only me, come to me, all nights were OK tracks.
Though Sark brought on board a lot of A listers, the album doesn’t have a common theme, the concepts are repetitive and there were certain tracks he went off the concept.
There are a few quotable lines, but the album just doesn’t wow and dazzle you.
Out of a 10 we give the album……………. the moment of truth……..cue in drum roll……. a *6*
Respect to Ced solo, Masterkraft, Gafacci, Nova and others for additional production.
Kwadow Sarpong (G.I.J)