Reggae legend Bob Marley and The Wailers have teamed up with Ghanaian rap icon Sarkodie to release a reimagined version of the classic hit “Stir It Up”.
The collaboration brings together the sounds of the Caribbean and Africa on one of the world’s most recognizable songs, blending Marley’s signature guitar strums and soothing bounce with Sarkodie’s iconic flow. Produced by MOG, the song is sure to connect generations and continents.
Bob Marley is considered one of the most influential figures in modern music, known for his social activism and politically conscious lyrics. His influence on the genre of reggae is immeasurable and he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
His 1977 album Exodus was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine and his song “One Love” was designated Song of the Millennium by the BBC.
Sarkodie, on the other hand, is a successful African rapper with a career spanning almost 20 years. He was the first winner of BET’s ‘Best International Flow’ artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards and he was also crowned Vodafone Ghana Music Award’s ‘Artiste of the Decade’. His unique pace, cadence, and style are evident in his music and this collaboration is no different.
Sarkodie has said that this collaboration is one of the highest moments of his career and he is excited to share the process of how it came about.
The official music video for “Stir It Up” showcases the vibrant relationship between Jamaica and Ghana and was directed by Sarkodie himself. It authentically explores identity, unity, and community. Fans can watch the video below and stream the song now.