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I still manage Strongman; upcoming rappers can copy my style – Sarkodie

Prolific rap artiste and CEO of SarkCess Music, Sarkodie, has disclosed in an interview today that Strongman’s exit from SarkCess Music was a strategic move to better manage the talent behind the scenes.

He made this revelation when he was questioned about the reason why he let such a super talent slip away. He however hesitated in replying to the question because he was cornered into revealing the true reason behind strongman’s exit.

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Sarkodie eventually admitted that he allowed for the exit as a cover up to better project the brand of Strongman as his (Sarkodie’s brand) had overshadowed the hardwork that the SarkCess Music record label had done to push Strongman.

He stated, “Strongman has music videos that we have promoted to a million views and has held concerts in London among other things but people do not get to appreciate all this because they expect more due to his affiliation with me”.

He again retorted, “I haven’t stopped working with Strongman. He is still a part of the family and we are working behind the scenes. It was just a strategy to let him go so we can better manage him”.

Sarkodie also expressed his concern on the current upsurge of rappers trying to mimic his style of delivery.

He admitted that he was also the product of mimicking the combined rap styles of Obrafour, Obuor and Okomfo Kwaadei whiles coming up as an artiste and hence, encouraged the young rappers to copy his style.

He further added that these guys would eventually find themselves along the line and sound unique.

Sarkodie is set to release what he terms as the ‘ALPHA’, a 6-track tape that would set the tone for his releases throughout the year.

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

Singer, Songwriter, scriptwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts, brands and communications expert.

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