Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has shocked several fans across the world after he announced that he will be dropping a new album titled “Ascension”. The new project is an African-themed one as it features several superstars from Africa.
The rapper unveiled the cover art and tracklist for the 16 track album and fans couldn’t keep calm after they spotted their favourite African stars. The album features African stars like Olamide, Sarkodie, Femi Kuti, and Nasty C. Other acts on the album are Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R, and the duo of the Lighthouse family. The new project can only be streamed on Jay-Z’s streaming platform Tidal.
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Jay–Z, in a statement released via Roc Nation, said: “I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource. The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture, and connecting more with the motherland.”
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