2Shuus got into music production by accident when his cousin set up a music studio where he began his career and transformed into a versatile producer, who cross produces music in different genres, including hip-hop, drill, highlife, afrobeats, amapiano, and R&B.
The creative producer whose real name is Myron Ohemeng is obviously good at whatever genre he tries his hands on “but I love producing Afrobeats more,” he reveals. 2Shuus has over the years worked with amazing Ghanaian artists and more.
In this interview, 2Shuus talks to us about his creative process, challenges, and the future of Afrobeats in the western world.
Talk us through your creative process – How would you describe it?
My creative process depends on the mood I’m in, the mood I’m in determines the genre of music I will produce at that moment. I listen to music to inspire myself and get refreshed. When I feel fresh, the best comes out of me. That’s my process summarized.
How did you get into music production?
I got into production by accident. My cousin and I wanted to start a recording studio and hire a producer to run things there. When the equipment was delivered I decided to try my hands at making beats and not knowing that was a talent hidden waiting to be discovered.
Do you have a specific genre you are good at?
I am good at whatever genre I try my hands on but I love producing Afrobeats more.
How long have you been in the music business?
I just started my 3rd year in the music business.
How would you describe your struggle over the years, to find your feet in the industry?
I wouldn’t call it a struggle. I would call it a process. Some have it easy others don’t. I’m putting in a lot of work for a good outcome in the near future. So I’m trusting the process.
What are the challenges you’ve faced as a producer?
Not having a studio is a challenge I was facing but I’m working on that now. That aside the royalty system not working as it should in the country is a significant challenge that needs to be looked into.
You have worked with Black Sheriff, Dede Speaks, and others, can share your experience working with these people?
Yeah, my experience working with these artists has been fun and amazing. I love making music, especially with very good artists. So that alone makes my experience a good one.
Who would you like to collaborate with among the heavyweights in the industry?
There are soo many artists and producers I look forward to collaborating with eventually. From Kidi, Sark, Camidoh, and Efya, the list goes on and on.
How can songwriters, and producers be getting enough credits?
Songwriters and producers would gain much more recognition if artists start mentioning them more in their interviews or whatever and put them in the front and not in the background. Also, songwriters and producers need to not rely on artists for their publicity, we need to have our own brand and create one strong enough that we can be mentioned in a separate sentence and conversation without the artist’s name mentioned.
Who influences you in the music industry both in Ghana and Diaspora?
Killbeatz, Guiltybeatz, and C-tea inspire me a lot because they are from where I’m from and have shown me that it is possible to make it from where we come from.
What do you think the future holds for the Afrobeats in the western world?
The future is very bright for Aftobeats and we need to be prepared and be well-positioned for what is about to come. I have a feeling it would be great so I’m playing my part accordingly.