Internationally appealing artist 2C has been sharing his unique version of Afro-Pop influenced Hip Hop with the world since a young age. Born in Liberia, Africa and raised in the Ivory Coast where music is celebrated by all ages, he was constantly performing and even won several contests. His family moved to the USA in 1999 and he’s never given up on his dreams, including the most recently realized dream of collaborating with one of his greatest musical influences, the legendary Akon.
2018 will bring the much anticipated Bridgin’ Da Gap album releasing on the Outtaspace Ent./Konlive label. 2C worked with a team of producers including Grammy nominated producer Ace Harris to create the sound for Bridgin’ Da Gap. The album will include features with Akon, Rock City and many more.
Youtube videos demonstrate 2C “IAM2CEEZY”s popularity with views in the tens of thousands. He puts a lot of effort into creating interesting, original videos such as 2017’s “Make It” (1 st single from forthcoming Bridgin’ Da Gap album) where he celebrates his intercultural experience. Notably, 2C has won awards such as: Liberian Image Award Winner-Hip Hop, Liberian Entertainment Awards Winner-Best Video, and Artist Of The Year for Liberian Entertainment Awards. 2C has been featured on, BET Jazz, The Africa Channel, radio stations in the US, United Kingdom, and Liberia.
2C’s style has been compared to Flo-Rida and Pitbull for the up-tempo beats and fun danceability coupled with rap verses. There are several factors differentiating 2C from his musical counterparts including his devotion to the youth by producing clean, radio-friendly music that all fans approve of. Also, he is the only artist recording Afro-Pop music in all English, this lends to a wide understanding and love of his music from fans in the English-speaking world. His positive anthem, “Make It” (2017) reminds everyone that if they stay focused on their dreams they too will make it.
He understands the responsibility that comes with being a musical role model and strives to produce music for all ages and all crowds. His sound & high energy gets every crowd moving as evidenced when he took the stage at the Konvict Kartel Showcase when, after several rappers performed he took to the stage and performed “Shake It” and got the entire audience dancing wildly and smiling, he stated, “The crowd couldn’t help but dance”.
2C’s humanitarian endeavors also inform his musical mission as evidenced by his 2014 Concert in Liberia where his team orchestrated the entire event & donated all proceeds to the community. He said the purpose was to unite all the Liberian artists and give something back. He wants to use his fame for good and make a change through philanthropy.
2C’s been in the game for a long time- some of his early collabs included working with I-20 from Ludacris’ crew, “I Wanna Be” with Ruff n Smooth from Ghana. “I Wanna Be” received international press and was played heavily in the US, Canada, & Europe. 2C has toured the US, Canada, and Africa and will soon tour Europe & the Caribbean as well.
2C’s mantra is “Never Give Up” and this youthful artist has a lot of surprises in store for his fans.
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