US rapper and document producer, Shawn Corey Carter, professionally often known as Jay Z, has unveiled the tracklist for his African-themed album titled ‘The Ascension’.
The album which will likely be launched in a number of weeks time options Olamide, Femi Kuti, Nasty C and Sarkodie all from Africa.
On the overseas entrance, The Ascension options Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R and the duo of the Lighthouse household.
Talking on the 16-track album, Jay-Z mentioned ‘Ascension’ wasn’t nearly Africa but additionally about him giving again to the folks whereas familiarizing with the tradition.
Jayz mentioned he felt it was time to attach together with his roots.
“I’ve at all times wished to get in contact with my roots and hook up with the motherland. You already know, Africa is blessed with a lot expertise and I felt prefer it was time to faucet into that useful resource. The Ascension isn’t just speaking or specializing in Africa but it surely’s additionally about me giving again to the folks, familiarizing with the tradition and connecting extra with the motherland.”
With The Ascension album, Jay-Z follows the footsteps of his spouse Beyonce who in 2019 dropped Lion King: The Reward which options Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, and different African acts.