Life for any start-up can be bruising and the duo known as 2Tight comprising Benjamin Okyere a.k.a Figaro and David Quarcoo easily identified as Bra Skraches isn’t any different but scaling the hurdles the young chaps have offered two new singles for fans to consume.
‘Boys Bedidi’ produced by Dr. Ray opens with proverbs such as ‘when in torn clothing one ought not to engage in games which could easily expose one’s nakedness’. Skraches observes that when one perseveres and endeavors, he deserves to be assisted but folks are killing the dreams of the youth adding even when guys hustle and keep on their grind, the system crushes their efforts.
The chorus however offers some hope with the lines boys shall eat//girls shall eat//everyone shall eat.
Figaro offers crisp singing encouraging folks to keep the faith adding even when his cup is empty he shall praise the supreme divine. The two chaps further declare war on evil schemes of relations and acquaintances while urging folks to be industrious.
2 Tight’s second single ‘Social Network’ also produced by Dr. Ray speaks to the issue of long distance relationship challenges. Bearing a ragga flavour, Skraches talks about a lover who has sojourned to another land but whose absence is causing much inconvenience.
Skraches explains even though he sees pictures of his love on social media platforms such as skype, facebook and twitter amidst frequent chats and talk; as a man, there are things pictures and talk cannot do except the real deal is felt which the ‘young fellow’ eagerly awaits.
Figaro comes in urging his love to return as sleeping alone is taking a toll adding that even birds who cover large spaces return to their roots.
Having a vocalist in Figaro and a rapper in Bra Skraches, the two combine sweetly to offer something music fans can consume without side effect. Having known each other since their Senior Secondary school days, the mates performed individually at school shows and other such avenues till a chance collaboration proved fruitful having been received well by the fans.
“Even though we realized that we had a future as a duo, securing a manager to book studio section proved difficult. We nearly went our separate ways but the fans urged us on till Tema based Ebo Taylor of TAYLOR MUSIQ RECORDZ heard a demo of ours being played in the studio we had just done the piece. When the engineer advised we master the song since the content was solid, a friend of his pledged to manage us and the rest as they say is history.” Bra Skraches recalled.
Having bias for afro pop, hiplife and dancehall music, the duo’s vision is to enhance the offerings in the Ghanaian music industry with emphasis on portraying Ghana’s culture and values to the globe.
Artist Figaro and Bra Skraches look up to include Bob Marley, Sarkodie, Obrafour, R2Bees, Flavour and EL.
This is a bold outing from the Tema based lads. With hard work and more tunes 2Tight can make a living off music and become the music ambassadors they so keenly wish for.
Folks can reach them on Twitter: @2tightgh & Facebook: 2tight Gh.
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