R2Bees, Ghana’s dynamic Afrobeats duo, have signed with Universal Music —joining colleagues Cina Soul and Stonebwoy at the global imprint.
In view of this, their 3rd album, “Site 15”, originally scheduled for release this week, is having to be postponed for a few more weeks. The distribution deal has reportedly been in the works for something like a month.
Taking to social media to confirm the news, Omar Sterling —rapper-half and leader of the band said; “We’ve just finalized a deal with Universal for our Album SITE 15, this has caused the album to be pushed back a few weeks.. We are sorry for the delay.”
“They [Universal] have made us a very good offer which we think we should take,” Ike Otoo Arhin, Manager for the group. ” This is our 10 years anniversary and the album release should be huge.If we release it independently, it would not go as far as we want it.Ghana music has to go further.”
A new release date has yet to be released.
“Site 15” arrives 5 years after their critically acclaimed Da Revolution II: Refuse to Be Broke —the 19-tracker that birthed commercial monsters as ‘Ajeii’, ‘Life (Walaahi)’, ‘Odo’ and ‘Bayla Trap’ (That album also saw them earn a nomination at the 2013 BET Awards).
The pair’s 2008 debut offering, “Yawa Gal,” broke them into Ghana’s mainstream — followed by “I Dey Mad”, “Kiss Your Hand”, “T.E.M.A”, “Radio”, and “Africa” —all of which would serve as the crust of their first album, Da Revolution I.