Widespread Ghanaian hip-hop artist Black Sherif, identified for his distinctive mixture of conventional rap, drill music, and reggae lately launched a brand new single “January ninth.” The only, which dropped on the artist’s twenty second birthday, is an assertion of his resolve to outlive within the music trade regardless of any criticism of his artistry. Black Sherif’s desires listeners to acknowledge that although he’s nonetheless very younger and new to the Ghanaian hip-hop scene, he’s “not a child anymore.”
The tune additionally celebrates his success in reaching superstardom after profitable Artist of the Yr on the 2023 Ghana Music Awards. This award held specific significance for Black Sherif since considered one of his major influences, Sarkodie, gained the identical prize in 2010. Black Sherif desires to construct upon the recognition of his 2022 album, The Villian I By no means Was with “January ninth.”
The tune portrays an identical message as his most streamed tune,“Kwaku the Traveller,” although takes a a lot lighter tone. In each songs, Black Sherif presents a refreshing honesty and vunerability along with his listeners, referring to his private struggles to persist and push additional into the music trade. In “Kwaku the Traveller“ Black Sherif presents himself as a hustler with the tune serving as a motivational mantra for the artist. “January ninth” likewise discusses the strain Black Sherif feels as his fame grows, but additionally notes that he’s able to dealing with every problem. He repeats the phrase “yaya” again and again in his lyrics, a phrase which means “take it simple” in his native language of Twi. Yaya serves as an affirmation to Black Sherif to deal with his music and belief his profession’s path.
“January ninth’s” general sentiments mirror the artist’s new mindset as his fame skyrockets. In a latest interview, Black Sherif famous a private shift to incorporate self-love in his routine and that making music to him is the perfect type of self love. Black Sherif’s new single must be categorized as a public career of that self love, recognizing his triumphs since his start on January 9, 2002.