Blakk Rasta is a household name in Ghana, whose tentacles have extended all over the continent of Africa and beyond. Pan Africanism and activism together with his strong-tongued poetry are Blakk Rasta’s trademark.
His unique Kuchoko music style, which is a blend of Reggae and African sounds seems to be paying off as his recently released TIMBUKTU BY ROAD album just charted at number 76 on the Top 100 Reggae iTunes UK chart, ahead of great, legendary albums from Jah Cure, Damian Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley et cetera.
The TIMBUKTU BY ROAD album was released November 2nd, 2019 in Accra and was produced solely in Ghana by the legendary Zapp Mallet, King Jay, A. B. Affainie, Nana Fynn amongst others.
It is a 2 CD, 32-track album spanning Reggae, Kuchoko, Afrobeat, and Soca. It was mostly recorded live, featuring a number of African instruments and vibes.
TIMBUKTU BY ROAD is the only African Reggae album alongside Lucky Dube’s BEST OF LUCKY DUBE album that featured on the chart.
It is an album that had Blakk Rasta travel the length and breadth of Ghana and Africa to promote just before Corona struck stopping Blakk Rasta from making a pilgrimage with the album to the city of Timbuktu, by road.
The iTunes chart is strictly based on sales.