Multi award-winning Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy has been making waves across the world with his brand of Afro-pop driven reggae and dancehall over the last few years, picking up plaudits far and wide including from the likes of BBC, CNN, MTV, BET and lots more.
Off the back of hosting a packed out UK listening party at Red Bull Studios last week, Stonebwoy announces the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Epistles Of Mama (EOM)’ out 12th December.
His 3rd studio album and the first of its kind, ‘Epistles Of Mama’ or #EOM is a double album consisting of 12 reggae songs and 12 afrobeats tracks. The ambitious project sees Stonebwoy bring together these 2 genres in one package with some specials collaborations with some of the scene’s finest including; Sean Paul, Sarkodie, Burna Boy, Kabaka Pyramid and much more. Stonebwoy explains the thinking behind the duality of the album:
“I wanted to reach out across the world, to all the lovers reggae and all the lovers of afrobeats and to bring these 2 genres together in one place.”
The theme of motherhood is key to the album `and is a message that pins many of the tracks together. Dedicated to his Mother and the morals and guidance that all mothers instill in their children, Stonebwoy explains:
“It’s inspired by the good morals, the teachings, the lessons, the anguish and the smiles of life – All the important things in life which are passed on to us by our mothers.”
To coincide with the album release, he has teamed up with dancehall queen Khalia on the crossover pop track ‘Hold On Yuh’. With visuals also out 12th December, this act is a taste of what to expect from the album and showcases his ability of combining the two genres and cultures that influence him most.