2Play

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Not to be confused with Two-player game or Two-player video game.

Wesley Johnson (born 1977), known by his stage name 2Play,[1] is a British musician, record producer, and mixed martial artist.

Music career[edit]

2Play
(Wesley Johnson)
Birth name Wesley Johnson
Also known as 2Play
Born (1977-07-22) 22 July 1977 (age 37)
Origin London, England
Genres R&B, hip hop, reggae, dancehall, garage
Occupations Musician, record producer, songwriter, rapper
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Raghav, Jucxi D, Maxi Priest, Moni, Naila Boss, Thomas Jules

2Play is a MOBO Award–winning record producer and performer.[2] He is best known for songs with the Canadian-Indian singer Raghav, as well as collaborations with a number of artists including Jucxi D, Naila Boss, Thomas Jules and Moni.

He has had two UK Top 10 hit singles: "So Confused" (featuring Raghav and Jucxi) and "It Can't Be Right" (featuring Raghav and Naila Boss).[3] A cover of Kevin Lyttle's "Turn Me On" featuring Raghav and Jucxi appeared as a B-side to the single "So Confused". In 2005, "So Confused" also won "Best Single" at the UK Asian Music Awards.[4]

He has produced, remixed and sang successful cover versions for songs like George Michael's "Careless Whisper" (featuring Thomas Jules and Jucxi D) and Maxi Priest's "Close to You" (featuring Moni).

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
UK Singles Chart[3]
2003 "So Confused" featuring Raghav and Jucxi 6 Raghav album Storyteller
2004 "It Can't Be Right" featuring Raghav and Naila Boss 8
2005 "Careless Whisper" featuring Thomas Jules and Jucxi D 29
2007 "Close to You"featuring Moni
2009 "That's What The Girls Like" featuring Maxi Priest, Moni and Jucxi D

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Wesley Johnson
Born (1977-07-22) 22 July 1977 (age 37)
London, England
Nationality English
Division Lightweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate
Fighting out of London, England
Rank blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
black belt in Karate
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 5
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Losses 1
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

In addition to his music career, Johnson is also a mixed martial artist. He has fought for Cage Rage and Ultimate Challenge MMA.[5]

Record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–1 (1) Simon Carington Submission (guillotine choke) UCMMA 11 – Adrenaline Rush 27 March 2010 1 N/A London, England
Loss 4–1 (1) Luke Smith TKO (punches) UCMMA 9 – Fighting for Heroes 5 December 2009 1 4:09 London, England
Win 4–0 (1) Danny Fletcher Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 6 – Payback 22 August 2009 1 1:02 London, England
Win 3–0 (1) Alex Harvey Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 5 – Heat 11 July 2009 1 N/A London, England
NC 2–0 (1) Scott Pooley No Contest UCMMA 2 – Unbreakable 7 February 2009 1 N/A London, England
Win 2–0 Matt Smith Submission (triangle choke) Cage Rage 28 – VIP 20 September 2008 1 0:44 London, England
Win 1–0 Mark Brown TKO (punches) Cage Rage 27 – Step Up 12 July 2008 1 0:31 London, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Betts Complete UK Hit Albums 1956-2005 2005 - Page 330 "Raghav Mathur (bom 1983) who was educated at ... He won the 2004 MOBO Award for Best Collaboration with 2Play and Jucxi for So Confused."
  2. ^ aCharts.us: 2Play page
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 571. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Sherdog.com. "Wesley Johnson MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography, and More". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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