The Liberian music scene has been able to gain great relevance worldwide. This is expected to get bigger before the end of the year and in the coming year as Liberian artists continue to release hits.
The year 2020 is a remarkable year for Liberian Music even in the midst of the pandemic and all the negative vibes 2020 came with. The music scene have seen great tracks released by some of Liberia’s known musicians.
Most songs on this playlist were released in 2020, but we decided to also include some tracks from late 2019, as they were strategically released to gain traction in the coming year. One of such track is MC Caro’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’, which was released shortly before the end of 2019.
The below songs are not in any particular order and the criteria used in their selection include airplay frequency and number of streams and downloads.
No Money By J Slught
J Slught has proven to be outstanding with his sound and the way he infuses the Afro sound on his songs mixed with the Liberian sound. He released “No Money” as a way of introducing his debut EP “Home&Beyond” which has gained massive recognition both locally and internationally and good numbers on streaming platforms. “NO MONEY” was featured on BBC Africa’s Top10 playlist by DJ Edu.
Can’t Get Enough By C Jay Ft. Singah
C Jay is one of Liberia’s fast growing act. He came on the scene with his first hit song “Boss Chick” and since then he has remained relevant. He teamed up with one Of Nigeria’s up and coming act Singh on this masterpiece tilted “Can’t Get Enough” and since it’s release it has gained good recognition locally on airwaves and clubs.
Zombie by Trille ft. DenG
Trille has been one of the most successful up and coming musician in 2020 with his breakthrough single tagged ‘Zombie’ he teams up with one of Liberia’s finest DenG to dish out this mega hit. Zombie was felt in every corner of Liberia even amidst the Lockdown due to Covid-19. It spread like wide fire to the extent that if u had just a minute to be outdoor u will definitely hear it playing either on a bike or in a shop.
Gi Gerk By Muzikal
Muzikal is one of Liberia’s most promising act, the talented singer released Gi Gerk when his career was in chaos and he had a lot of negativity going around him. The track ‘Gi Gerk’ was a huge boost to him as it set him back on track. ‘Gi Gerk’ plays in every corner in Liberia and since its release it has topped charts. It’s a song u can classify as a national anthem.
PrayForMe By TeddyRide
TeddyRide is an example of Motivation and Determination. The Liberian Hipco artist is very talented and Professional, He does not sugar coat to be notified. His realness and distinct sound has brought his this far. The song is tasteful and suit the mood of the song. Pray For Me has a rich, full accompaniment that complements the vocal track perfectly. The performance quality is high throughout, both vocally and instrumentally. Since the release of the song it has gained massive airplay on the streets and airwaves.
Emergency By Tamba Hali
‘Emergency’ is a follow up to Tamba Hali’s first single in 2020 “PAY DAY”. Emergency featured 2 of best Liberian female artistes: Pillz & FaithVonic, they went really hard on their verses like they wouldn’t have any other opportunity to be hesitated on a track with Tamba Hali again. MasterKraft on the other hand gave his best from the beat making process to the mastering process. Tamba Hali keeps giving us back to back jams and that can’t go unnoticed.
Kpete By J Slught
After the release of his EP, the fans were able to single out ‘Kpete’ as one of the best tracks on the EP. ‘Kpete’ has a total Afro best vibe with catchy lyrics that will make u wonder if it’s a Wizkid or Tekno Jam. The hook is catchy, simple beat, simple melody and a great vibe. It gained recognition by one of the leading Instagram blogs from Nigeria @tundeednut blog and was also featured on Apple Music’s hot tracks playlist.
Don’t Ask Me By MC CARO
MC CARO is an exceptional female Liberian artiste. She has been very consistent and extraordinary since she came in the music scene giving 100% Liberian sound. She’s a force to reckon with. Don’t ask me was released in the late part of last year, October to be precise but the track was released to gain traction in 2020 and we can gladly say that the idea worked so perfectly well because ‘Don’t ask me’ Came fully to limelight in the 2nd quarter of 2020.
Chocolate By Nuchie Meek & CIC
After the success of his “STILL BREATHING” EP, Nuchie Meek teams up with CIC on this beautiful jam tagged CHOCOLATE. The song was recorded in Ghana and the video was also shot in Ghana. Good sound, Good delivery!
Medicine By Bucky Raw
Bucky Raw kept his fans waiting after the release of his single in 2019 but we can proudly say the wait was worth it and he didn’t disappoint. Bucky Raw premiered the song early July and has since gained impressive numbers on streaming services. Bucky Raw has mastered the art of writing catchy songs that fans fall in love with immediately.
SOURCE: MUSIC IN AFRICA