Ghanaian heavyweight rapper and Producer Jayso has revealed why he took a break from the music scene for a while. Speaking with GN TV’s Nealyon on the ‘Hot Gist’ last Friday, the ‘Making Tasha Proud,’ crooner revealed that after producing Sarkodie’s ‘Highest’ album, he was musically drained, hence, his decision to take a break.
‘Charley, it was very exhausting working on that project because it wasn’t just production. It was like piecing everything together so it was a lot of work. After that project, musically, I thought I was a bit drained so I didn’t want to touch any projects. Since then, it’s been very difficult for me to get back into producing and writing,’ he said.
Commenting on how rappers get their inspiration to spit ‘bad’ bars, Jayso stated that personal experiences and other factors determine the flow of the rap.
‘As a rapper, what I rap about is sometimes what I’m going through. It might be something from the past, something from the future or even something that is not necessarily related to me. It could be about a friend or a close relation,’ the rapper stated.
Highest is the fifth studio album by Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, released on September 8, 2017. The album is Sarkodie’s second release through his label Sarkcess Music. It is a 19-track album (15 songs, 3 interludes and a bonus track). The album was a collaborative project with Jayso. He collaborated with several artists, including Suli Breaks, Jesse Jagz, Bobii Lewis, Jayso, Moelogo, Korede Bello, Flavour, Yung L, Runtown, Victoria Kimani among others.
The Highest album debuted number 7 on US iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap album charts. It also shot to the top of the iTunes album charts in Ghana and landed the #2 spot on the iTunes album charts in Nigeria. The album also reached the top 20 on UK iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap album chart landing at #13. In other parts of the world, the album gained massive strides as well, reaching the top 30 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap album charts in Canada and Switzerland.