There was a time when Ghanaians in America thought the only song that will be a hit in America must come from Ghana.
But the dynamics have changed as young followers of Hiplife in America have stepped up the “game”.
These young artistes are coming out with their own music and driving music lovers to the dance floor. One exception on the side of the Atlantic; USA representing the Bronx, NY to the fullest is 2-Shy who has seen his elevation in the music industry and enjoying great success.
Samuel Frimpong is his name from Bronx, NY and is a singer, songwriter/dancer who has become a household name in America.
If you have joined the social media movement, i.e. Facebook, twitter, you will constantly read fans discussing his music or watching his video on youtube. (Facebook name; Two Shy Sam, twitter – 2shy1).
Some young and talented group known for improvisation use his music as part of their act.
This was a young man a few years ago while studying for his bachelor’s degree, mentioned to this writer that he was about to make a huge noise in the industry. At that same period he was putting finishing touches to his debut album.
Yes indeed he released his song; “Shoe dancing” which gained him a performance at the 2011 Big New York Picnic.
He also shared the stage with the former music superstar; Ofori Amponsah at the “All For Real” last NY show. Then he released his most popular hit to date; “Azonto girl”; his contribution to the Azonto dance craze around the world .
The hit song impressed many DJs and become one of the most request songs at many events in the African community in America.
He has impressed many promoters/event organizers so he has received many invitations included; a performance at Sarkodie’s first New York show followed by many events across the USA.
He was signed to perform at half-time during the Ghana-Chile International friendly soccer match at the PPL Park, Chester, PA.
He held a recent exposure party in New York which was well attended. He is not a shy person even though his nickname sounds like it, he is great on stage and is an incredible dancer as well. In order not to be associated with the term; “one hit wonder”, 2-Shy released “Promise and Fail’ for the azonto lovers.
He recently performed at Kojo Antwi’s second successful concert in Newark, New Jersey. At that concert, he performed his latest hit; “Mete wot3″ (Sudw3dw3); another song with Azonto flavour in your ear. The video of “Mete wot3″ is on youtube which can also be seen on facebook.
2-Shy is not to be confused as an up and coming in the industry, he has worked with Stone from Bradez fame on the track; “hands up” and also with; Sunshyn, Castro, and many more. Currently he is collaborating with some of Ghana’s top music producers including; Dr. Ray & Cash 2 on da beat. He has a new song entitled; “She dey want more” ft Guru of “Lapaz Toyota” fame; (Odo medi car no bema wo).
2-Shy “Babaay” is on fire and is flying to Ghana soon to show his hits to his fans. Make sure you catch whiles he is there.
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