Beyonce came to Africa with the “Lion King: The Gift” album. Now her husband Jay-Z is also set to release an Africa-themed album titled ‘The Ascension”.
The album according to reports is expected to mainly focus on the motherland—Africa.
Ghana got well represented with Sarkodie being included in the project.
From the details of the tracklist, one can tell that the Tidal CEO decided to recruit top rappers in Africa.
The album features African stars like Olamide, Sarkodie, Femi Kuti, and Nasty C. Other featured acts on the album are Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R, and the duo of Lighthouse family.
Jay-Z, in a statement released via Roc Nation, said:
“I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource. The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture and connecting more with the motherland.”
Also, as much as we hope Jay-Z collaborates with African acts for the matter Sarkodie in the future. We just want to say Happy April Fools Day.