Sankofa, is an African phrase that simply means, "to go back and get it,” to know your past in order to get to your future. Sankofa, Sanko, or Kofa, whatever he’s called he knows “it's still closed minded folks who tell me I'm too country to be so lyrical and too lyrical to be so country".
There are many facets of life that make up Sankofa’s brand of music. Becoming a father when he wasn’t necessarily ready brought a new perspective on what to bring to music. “It’s not enough to be lyrical and have people lost ‘cause you using big words, and it’s not enough to say something that sounds cool with no substance to it. You have to be able to balance out giving people something to think about and learn from and have a good time. That's what I want my daughter to come up on. Edutainment."
With roots in Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL, Sankofa knows it's more to the South than club tracks. "I can take a 10 minute drive and stand on the same corner MLK, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks stood. I know better than to leave that type of shit outa my rhymes." Strong beats, lyrics and consistently good topics are top priorities in prepping his "grits” tape "Change for a Dollar Vol.1: A Requiem for a Hustle". "I call it a "grits” tape 'cause it'll stick to your ribs. No microwave rap. It’s a metaphor just like the title says, just changing your mindset not just for a ‘dollar’ but for success as a whole. I rap but I live Hip Hop culture. I live Southern culture. I’m a Southern artist and won't a thing change that.” When asked about the stereotypes some Southern artists still fall into, Sankofa, simply says, “They don't apply here. My music speaks for itself...with a drawl."