Multiple award-winning rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie or ‘Obidi’, says, music producer Hammer of the Last Two treated him like a well-established musician when he was only a new artiste trying to find his feet in the industry.

Sarkodie recalled a moment when the Sound Engineer suddenly declared that he had a ‘superstar’ in his presence, leaving him puzzled.

“I remember one time when I was cruising with him, I was seated at the back and, he [Da’ Hammer] looked at me through the rear-view mirror and said: WOW! I have a superstar in my car… And these were the days when I was still wearing chalewote,” the ‘Baby’ hitmaker revealed in an exclusive interview with Andy Dosty on The Library on Hitz FM.

Obidi revealed that Hammer of the Last Two used to urge other people to seize the opportunity and take pictures with Sarkodie before he becomes famous.

“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,” he said.

Da’ Hammer made me feel like a superstar even when I was still wearing ‘chalewote’ – Sarkodie recounts
Throwback photo of Da’ Hammer and Sarkodie

In the fourth episode of The Library show, the ‘Rollies and Cigars’ rapper also talked about the record producer’s foresight and the positive influence he had over his artistes.

“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.”

Da’ Hammer made me feel like a superstar even when I was still wearing ‘chalewote’ – Sarkodie recounts
Throwback photo of Sarkodie, Edem and Da’ Hammer. Image: dahammergh/Instagram

Furthermore, ‘The Highest’ rapper disclosed that, Hammer of the Last Two praised his artistes and made them realize their self-worth at the beginning of their careers.

He explained that the celebrated producer made them feel like they were the biggest musicians in the game and that Sarkodie describes as a remarkable trait of the legendary record producer.

Da’ Hammer made me feel like a superstar even when I was still wearing ‘chalewote’ – Sarkodie recounts
Throwback photo of Sarkodie and Da’ Hammer. Image: dahammergh/Instagram
Da’ Hammer made me feel like a superstar even when I was still wearing ‘chalewote’ – Sarkodie recounts
Da’ Hammer & Sarkodie. Image: dahammergh/Instagram

The CEO of Sarkcess Music, Sarkodie, currently has eight projects (seven studio albums; one EP) to his credit.

His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry has earned him numerous accolades, including the VGMA ‘Artiste of the Decade’ in 2019.