MONROVIA, Montserrado – U.S.-based Liberian artist 2C is expected to soon release his new single, “Mr. Mechanic,” along with an official music video in Liberia.
2C is now an official member of Konvict Kulture Records after being signed by Grammy award winner Akon.
The artist is a Liberian national who grew up in neighboring Ivory Coast and later moved to the U.S. with his family in 1999.
At a private listening event held for 2C at Peace Café in Sinkor on January 26, several local musicians turned up to grace the occasion.
The single comes less than three weeks after Akon signed the artist to his record label Kulture. The Afrobeat and dancehall-flavored song has a fast tempo and catchy lyrics, making it likely to be played in club and party settings.
‘Mr. Mechanic’ which will be released in two weeks, will be a part of 2C’s Bridgin Da Gap album, which features Akon, Rock City, and other artists. 2C has worked with a team of producers, like Grammy-nominated Liberian producer Ace Harris, to create the unique sound for the new album.
Although based in the U.S., 2C has partnered with the Africa Channel. Barkue Tubman, the artist’s local manager in Liberia, said the single comes as a preparation for other singles which he expects to drop any time before the end of the year.
“This single is just a teaser for the many good songs that will be coming out on 2C’s album,” she said.
The U.S.-based Liberian artist has been featured on BET Jazz, the Africa Channel, and radio stations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
He has also won several awards including “Artist of The Year” at the Liberian Entertainment Awards, the Liberian Image Awards, Hip Pop and Liberian Entertainment Awards-best video.
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