SarkCess record label owner and Africa’s most decorated rapper Sarkodie has recounted how Hammer sternly warned people to take pictures with him during his formative years because they won’t have the same chance when he becomes a superstar.
The Ghanaian rhymer shared fond memories of how Hammer asked people to take photos with him because they won’t have that same opportunity in years to come as he trudges on the road to superstardom, claiming it sounded more like a prophecy.
“I remember when Hammer used to tell people all the time… He went like: Take pictures with this guy. You might not be able to take it two or three years to come.”
Sarkodie revealed all these when he had an interview with Andy Dosty on The Library on Hitz FM where he seized the moment to praise the renowned sound engineer and talent scout for treating him like a superstar when he was a nobody when he used to wear bathroom sandals (chalewote) to studios sometimes.
Speaking further, Obidi also eulogized Hammer for believing in him and foreseeing his greatness when still not near greatness.
“Hammer of the Last Two is one of those people who like to bring the best out of you. He sees you beyond how you see yourself. He is like a prophet – he says stuff that’s going to happen later on.”
The Library is a show designed to uncover the hidden facts behind record producers, their productions, and the artistes they have worked with. It airs on Hitz 103.9 FM on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.