While locally based artistes are with every effort working to make Liberian music sounds better, there are many artistes in the diaspora that should be extolled for doing the same. They are helping greatly in popularizing our genre. We should be proud of those guys because they are leaving their busy schedules just to put Liberia on the map musically. Many at times, they’re being ignored, but now their contributions become visible in the way that no one can sleep on those artistes in the diaspora anymore. Today, let’s look at the Top five Liberian artistes in the diaspora who are frightening for the betterment of our culture:
- JHollywood JH
JHollywood JH is a versatile Afropop/Trapco artiste who is eager to make Liberian music sounds better. I respect him for the fact that he believes in his colleagues work. The artist promotes any Liberian songs as long as it is in his possession. The Afropop artiste dream is to see Liberia on another level when it comes to music, whether by him or not. Mostly, the bests are always humble. When listening to JHollywood JH songs, it might probably keep you dancing on your feet from the night to the morning. Sleeping on man like JHollywood simply shows that you mean no good for the industry because he’s a pure talent that every industry wishes to get.
Tito Gee is another rapper who cannot get stock on any beat. Well, he’s a Liberian musician currently residing in the United States of America. Tito Gee versatility enables him to spit high code bars in Hipco, Trapco, Hip hop, and also does it in Afropop. This dude is doing extremely well when it comes to pushing Liberian music forward. His singles are sold in bulk because people believe in the artiste and want to listen to nice music. The rapper debut track (Imported Bride) was one of the best Liberian songs in Philadelphia back in 2003. The song landed him on a top radio station called Power fm in Philadelphia for an interview. Afterward, his debut track became the radio station (Power fm) song of the month. Since then, Tito Gee has been working on his game and about to be more than ever before this 2020.
Dominic J. Barry, also known as Dollaz Deniro, is another Liberian artiste who is basing in the United States of America trying to make the world knows that Liberia has talents. Dollarz is an artist who got the attention of the fans recently because of his swanky life style. The artist believes that he’s the richest Liberian musician currently. With all the bragging, the artist bars are always in tight; he spit out real dragon fire. Actually, I admire people who boast about their talent and still proof that they are not boasting for nothing. Dollaz admirers are many these days. At first, the Hip hop/Trapco artiste engage himself into such a nugatory life by selling drugs which he later believe that it was a wrong turned. He was fast to quit and understand that he has a gift that is pleasurable to Liberians. So, he decided to put all of his time in rap. Dollaz Deniro currently has some stunning track out including Hot5top5 and Badmanshaggi. And, according to his Facebook page, he is working on so many projects that will feature Christoph The Change, Nuchie Meek, and Wizkid from Nigeria.
Gray Cute is a dope Hipco/Trapco hot bars spitter who is currently in the United States of America. Gray Cute has been in the music game for some length of time now. But back in Liberia, he never had the promotion that could make his music reach the fans. So, he felt reluctant about the music game and said the game is based on favoritism. At one point in time, the rapper even try switching to the gospel sector as he started going to church regularly and frequently reading his Bible back in Gardnersville. When he got to America, he decided to put more time to his rap game. Listening to how powerful his lyrics are, you will understand that we have so many talents in Liberia but have not yet been discovered. Gray Cute is a brilliant Liberian artiste who knows exactly how to put his bars together. The Rapper has that kind of flow that every Liberians fall in love with upon listening to him. At times, I wonder how this guy got his lyrics. Few of his dope songs include Ungrateful, Dey Talking, and Again. However, the Hipco/Trapco rapper is in the booth working on some dope tracks that will make a blast.
Finally, V-Love is at spot number one on our list. As you may be aware, V-Love is a Liberian artist base in Canada whose effort in making our genre recognize is matchless. The Afropop artiste believes in doing good music that will pass on from generation to generation. His tone is always well placed on the beat, shout out to his engineer. His creativity is second to none. V-Love music basically focus on the ladies, and is a soul touching one. Just in case you don’t know, V-Love is a complete definition of a musician. His productivity is always in line with what the followers want to hear. As an artist, your farsightedness should be activated. You don’t just do music because you want to be a star; but instead, you do music that people will love vibing to and build your fanbase. If you have not been following this guy, take your time, download his songs, and feel what I have been feeling. V-Love is Liberia’s treasure. He’s someone Liberians will feel please boasting about. V-Love has every characteristics of a musician. Now, get ready for more hits from one of Liberia’s dependables. And, don’t forget to get copy of his trending song tagged “Gimme Sugar“.
To end this, these are the top five Liberian artistes to watch out for in the diaspora this 2020, no disrespect to the other artistes. But, after careful observation of Liberian artistes in the diaspora, we have come to a conclusion that these five guys will surely be the talk of the Town this year.
Note: This analysis is based on how well they compose their lyrics, their promotional style, and other essential things they do in making Liberia being recognized musically.
WRITTEN BY: NEOR GREAVES