Celebrated rap icon Michael Owusu Addo has disclosed the reason he likes to feature unknown or underground artistes.

According to the rapper, he features unknown artistes on his songs because he has been there before and he knows and understands how it feels to be an unknown or underground artiste.

He made this revelation at this year’s International Youth Empowerment Summit at the National Theatre.

As one of the speakers, Sarkodie inspired and taught the youth how to move gradually from grass to grace just like he did.

Sarkodie explained how he will hide by a studio and see Samini and others walk into the studio and wish he will be like them, but they never knew there will be someone called Sarkodie.

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He further described the act of helping people in a situation you have been before as wisdom because you understand the situation better.

He further added that it is important to respect everyone we meet at all times because you never know what might happen and that same person might come to your rescue.

The leader of ‘Sarkcess Music’ admonished that if there is anyone around you that always makes issues look more terrible than they are, that person has to be kept away because such people possess ‘negative energy’ which inhibits progress.

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Watch the video below:

The music icon first appeared on Adom FM’s popular rap competition titled, “Kasahare Level” and started gaining attention from there. It was through some of these rap battles that he met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment.

Sarkodie shot to fame after his first single “Baby”, featuring Mugeez of the duo R2Bees, became an instant hit and made Sarkodie a household name within the Ghanaian music industry.

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