Sarkodie prepares to release his fifth solo album The Highest in coming months, and though it is already highly anticipated, he wastes no time to moisten the ground more before unveiling the record proper.

Trumpet, Just in Case, and Kokooko have all been released as path-clearing singles, and the BET laureate (born Michael Owusu Addo) has released his latest: Painkiller, featuring Runtown of Mad Over You fame.

The song, produced by Nigerian music producer Tspize is accompanied by a video which premiered today on MTV Base Africa. The video was shot on location in Aburi in Eastern Ghana.

“The Highest” is an accolade he has been referred to by, in the past few months, especially on social media. It is not necessarily surprising therefore, that he has settled on that as title for his forthcoming album.

Recipient of several local and international awards including the prestigious BET Best International Act: Africa in 2012, Sarkodie has released Makye (2009), Rapperholic (2012), Sarkology (2014), Mary (2015), as well as the joint album TMG with producer Jayso in 2013.

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