MC Galaxy drops sophomore album, ‘MMM’
Singer and comedian Innocent Udeme Udofot well known as MC Galaxy recently released his anticipated sophomore album titled, Money Making Machine (MMM), as part of activities marking his birthday.
The 16-tracker, an Afro-centric body of work has fourteen singles and two bonus tracks — features Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie; American producer and rapper Swizz Beatz, Neza and Kelli Pyle, Serge Beynaud with production imprints from Swizz Beatz, Musicman TY, Mastercraft, Spells, Krizbeatz, DJ Coublon and T.Spice.
Known for his ‘Sekem’ hit single, which scored a music soundtrack in the 2016 movie, Queen of Katwe, starring award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O, MC Galaxy said the album title, MMM, is a reminder to people that with determination we can all make money.
“I used to be an underpaid comedian and also dance for free. Now, things have changed. The album is basically inspired by my story.”On collaborations, the singer said there were no Nigerian artistes in the project because the focus is Africa, adding that he tried to blend other African sound into his music so that it can appeal to a wider African audience.
“We have sounds from Ghana, Angola, Congo, and America in the album. I am trying to get the African market,” he stated.Galaxy had earlier released singles Your love and Go gaga (remix) featuring Sarkodie. The track was produced by DJ Coublon and co-produced by EMX. The album follows his 2015 debut Breakthrough, which houses the street banger, ‘Sekem’.
Asked what is the direction of the album, since he changed his sound? The singer said: “Though I changed my sound in some of the songs, I still have some old beats in some of the songs. About five tracks are bangers. If my experiment with new sound does not work, these bangers will definitely save the day.
On tackling piracy, Galaxy said, “Right now you can only find my album on iTunes and Music plus. I have not sent it to any blogger, my manager made sure of that. We know if it gets to blogs people would have it for free. And with the response we are getting now, people are buying it.
“This is the only way we can make money without pirates sweeping in. To be frank, ‘Sekem’ did not make me a lot of money as ‘Bounce it’ remix that is on iTunes. Nigerians will wait until it can be downloaded free.”
He noted that understanding the Nigerian music is simple, adding that the secret to making hits is the sound. “Get the beat right, invest in production and use simple lyrics. If your sound is heavy success is guaranteed. For instance, ‘ComlopCholop’ was about the only thing I said in that single.”