Review Of ‘Highest’ Sarkodie’s 5th Studio Album
Sarkodie has released the much-anticipated album of the year titled 'Highest' today (8th September 2017). An 18-track album with great featuring!
The day is finally here as Ghana’s favourite; Sarkodie unveils the greatest album of the year titled ‘Highest’. The 18-Track album got released today 8th September 2017 and available on all music stores around the globe. The Loud Sound GH team listened to the album and we are here with our review.
Generally, the ‘Highest’ album is about Sarkodie being the greatest, talking about his lovely family and encouraging the listener to believe in themselves. To us, this is just like Sarkodie using himself as an example or a testimony to motivate others who look up to him or wish to know the secret behind his success.
Below are our short reviews on each track on the album… (From track 1 to 6)
Track 1: Silence (Feat. Suli Breaks)
The song “Silence” prepares the listener for the ‘Highest’ album journey. Suli Breaks, who is a spoken word poet from the United Kigndom introduced Sarkodie and rained appellations on him. His description of Sarkodie sounds ultimate and an artiste who is way beyond competition.
This basically puts us in a silence mode to hear what Sarkodie has to say to us… Sarkodie basically gave a speech about where he started from, how he was able to struggle through the mud to the mountains and what the process entails. He gave props to Dr Duncan and few others who saw the talent in him and gave him the chance. Of Course, he reminded other rappers that, he is what they refuse to accept; and that, he’ll reign over them till eternity.
Track 2: Overdose (Feat. Jesse Jagz)
The song featured Jesse Jagz of Nigeria and had a deeper concept than the title sounds. The song “Overdose” talks more about why he has been relevant all these years and clearly said he has the secrete to music greatness and that is what has kept him in our ears to date.
This song, somehow, goes to some other rappers and openly telling them that, there is no way they can get to his (Sarkodie) stage. Great production, unique instrumentals and beautiful insertions by Jesse Jagz. If you thought Sarkodie brags, I guess you will look for a new word to describe him after listening to this song.
Track 3: Come To Me (Feat. Bobii Lewis)
This is a beautiful song with a real story anyone madly in love can relate to. Bobii Lewis from UK, added that RnB touch making this sound more unique with the African inspired instruments. “Come To Me” talks about a guy who found his perfect match with unbelievable chemistry which rather made him feel insecure.
Let’s just say the girl is too good to be true and definitely one in a billion. I believe this song goes out to everyone who has identified that special person to the extend of making them feel they don’t deserve the love they get back from that special person. Great concept that brings reality into the listener’s mind.
Track 4: Interlude “Highest” Part 1 by Suli Breaks
A 35-seconds interlude with very heavy words coming from Suli Breaks once again. He basically likened Sarkodie’s presence in the music scene to almost exactly as what Jesus Christ came on earth to do. Powerful words with violin strings sending down chills to your body. Very powerful interlude!
Track 5: We No Dey Fear (Feat. Jayso)
This song goes out to Sarkodie’s adversaries and it clearly tells them that, whatever they do or say about him doesn’t make him less greater. Sarkodie said he is on a different race track which they have no idea about. He also spoke about how some people keep saying he is not worth the rapper he is but he keeps making money and still the most listened artiste in Ghana and beyond.
He then asked that the hate must stop; but he’ll still support those who hate him regardless with the same things they say he’s not good at. Jayso’s hook is lit and the instrumentation backs every rap line with fire and damaging impact. When Sarkodie said the album is mainly about his state of mind, we think we hear more of that in this song…
Track 6: Certified (Feat. Jayso and Worlasi)
Alright! “Certified” switched the “Highest” album to a brand new direction! A spectacular instrumentation, excellent rap lines from Jayso, untouchable flow from Sarkodie and a hippy hook by Worlasi. This song serves an official declaration of Sarkodie’s status in the rap world. We believe the title says a lot and the seamless transition of rap between Jayso and Sarkodie is everything!!!
This is original Hip-Hop with African chants well delivered by Worlasi. This song is a two-edged sword… For the rap heads and for the clubs if you love Hip-Hop! The Loud Sound GH crew love this particular song because the verses from the artistes sink into us!
Watch out for the rest of our review on the “Highest” album. You can buy and stream the album on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and all digital music stores around the world. Remember to buy and own it!
Review by Loud Sound GH Team and written by Alfred Aborga (@MisterAborga)
Apple Music:- https://itunes.apple.com/gh/album/highest/id1278923032