Award-winning Ghanaian rapper Michael Owusu Addo better known as Sarkodie has delved deeply into why he replied colleague rapper Manifest and former best friend Shatta Wale with diss songs sometime back and has said that he needed to do it to address the issues at hand.
Sarkodie disclosed this in an interview with George Quaye on Joy Fm on Saturday.
The Adonai hit maker has over the years been a victim to shades from various Ghanaian artistes. It’s not surprising considering the background he came from, being a onetime battle rapper on Radio show ‘Kasahare Level’ formerly hosted by Dr. Duncan on Adom Fm.
However, the two diss songs (which were recorded by him) that received mixed reactions from a huge section of society were Kanta directed to Manifest and Advice directed to Shatta Wale.
Explaining why he recorded Kanta, Sarkodie said his reasons were focused on reactions of his fans. He said he wanted to make his fans feel that he was still relevant in the game of rap because if he hadn’t done that, his fans would have considered him as becoming dull in the rap game. “For Manifest, I thought more about my fans and how they will react”. He further established that his diss song was in no way aimed at disrespecting Manifest in any way, stating that he has lots of respect for Manifest.
On the issue of Advice directed at Shatta Wale, the rapper stated that he didn’t see the song as a diss song but rather a conversation that he has continuously had with his former best friend, which he had to put in a song. He explained that he felt Shatta Wale was going overboard with lots of issues just for media reactions and he had to just address them, stating that everything he said on that song were things he has already told Shatta Wale. “There is nothing on Advice that I haven’t told him straight in the face”.