After two years of working together, music label SarkCess Music and rapper Strongman have parted ways.
The label, owned by award-wining rapper Sarkodie, signed the young talent in March 2017 with the aim of helping market his enormous talent.
But after several months of rumours of friction between both parties, they have agreed to go their separate ways.
Management of SarkCess Music, in a statement, described their two-year relationship as an “amazing” and “remarkable”
Describing Strongman as a phenomenal artiste, Sarkodie’s label believed strongly that it has, during their time together, enhanced the young rapper’s brand.
There had been rumours of Strongman’s exit from the label. There were reports that he felt suffocated under Sarkodie’s management.
Days before the official announcement of their decision to part ways, the talented wordsmith had tweeted that “Most good footballers turn to be bad coaches Don’t be deceived.”
It is, however, unclear if that tweet was targeted at Sarkodie.
Sharing the official statement on the end of their working relationship, Sarkodie said on Twitter, “When we first signed, the “2 year” term felt like forever but here we are… @StrongmanBurner We Thank Ghana and the rest of the world @SarkCess”
“Bless Up Boss I’m Grateful for your support,” Strongman responded to his former boss.
In March last year, Strongman apologised to Sarkodie over some comments he made on social media about the label.
Prior to the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), the ‘Baby Girl’ hitmaker tweeted some comments that seemed to question the influence of the Sarkcess Music brand to land him award nominations.
He made the comments shortly after he received only a nomination for the 2018 awards.
He tweeted, “So every day the #sarkeffect #sarkeffect you guys dey talk no, only one nomination for a whole transformer. This is very bad.”
However, the rapper explained to JoyNews’ MzGee that his tweet was totally misinterpreted.
According to him, he “wasn’t necessarily saying that his management is not doing enough.”
He clarified further saying, “I’m directing the arrow towards some people. When I do well, they attribute everything to Sark effect, but the moment something is wrong, they say the artiste is bad.”
During Strongman’s two-year stint at SarkCess Music, he released a number of songs and projects, including ‘Transformer’, ‘Baby Girl’ and his recent EP, ‘Still That N*gga *(STN)’.