Artiste – 2face Idibia
Album – The Ascension
Features – Machel Montano, Vector, Iceberg Slim, Rocksteady, Bridget Kelly, Dammy Krane, Kim Almarcha, Shurwayne, Fally Ipupa, Sir Victor Uwaifo and Tony One Week,
Running Time – 65 minutes
Record Label – Hypertek Digital/960 Music Group (2014)
Ain’t nobody else doing this business of music the way afro pop/R&B legend, 2face Idibia does his. Tubaba raised the stakes when he pushed himself past his limits onThe Ascension album. New sounds, new collaborations, new concept… new everything, and the title fits perfectly because this new take to his music art is so not the usual. It’s a gravitational shift away from the tailored style of making records that have become all too popular in the industry.
The genres in which the album was built showed how much room for diversity 2face had allowed. He’s not resting on his oars having bagged the title of afro R&B king. He’s launched into the deep in a new market by crossing international boarders whilst delivering with a flavour that keeps him endeared.
2face opens The Ascension with Machel Montano on Go – an all vibe and groove track that messes with your music mind, shakes your spirit and stirs up velocity flowing through the ends of your body. You may want to tread with caution here especially when blasting it’s sound from a properly tuned system otherwise you may have damaged the repeat button before exhausting the album.