Every now and then we see great talents teaming up to releases works that could simply be described as masterpieces. BET Award winner, Sarkodie and musician/producer/rapper Jayso, who was responsible for most of the hit songs on Sarkodie’s debut album, are teaming up to bring fans a joint collaboration album, dubbed ‘The Mind Game’ (TMG). And judging by a recent listening session for 11 of the completed recordings, it seems that fans are in for a thrill.
The album surprisingly has lots of mellow joints with love themes, the expected hard hitting hiphop and R&B beats, as well as a few tracks that could let out some azonto moves. These include the party themed ‘Let Them Know’ and ‘Have a Party’ featuring Egypt. ‘Marry You’ is a smooth R&B I infusion while ‘Reality’ is an upbeat afropop with some element of trance. ‘Nobody Knows But Me’ is deep and reflective while ‘I’m in Love with Your Girlfriend’ featuring Efya is simply beautiful and quizzical. ‘Look at My Baby’ has some azonto feel to it although it remains hiphop.
Although all the songs on TMG are produced by Jayso, it will include ‘Friends ‘with Sarkodie and former Roca Fella member, Rell which is produced by New York based producer, Coptic. The song can also be found on Sarkodie’s ‘Rapperholic’ album.
The rest of the songs included ‘If You Are There’ featuring Rumor, and ‘Pizza & Burger’ which would be the first single off the album. ‘Pizza & Burger’ will be released on July 24 on various platforms for distribution. It is a hard-hitting and pulsating hiphop track, talking about struggles in life, staying positive and finding a way out.