Skip to main content

The Golden Age of HipCo

By Ike E. Wonasue

HipCo Rocks
Fact. HipCo is popular among the younger generation from Liberia.  The older generation is still in the introductory phase.  HipCo is a new genre of Liberian music.  It derived from the famous American genre of music "Hip Hop".  HipCo is basically Rap in the Liberian Colloquial (koloqua).  

This Liberian style of rap, that is spreading like a wide fire around the world, wasn't ways celebrated.  In its beginning stage, it was known as "a good for nothing music", and the artists were referred to as "Growna boys" (street boys or thugs).  Some refused to play HipCo music in their homes or social gathering, claiming that HipCo music did not have good quality sound or that it was corrupting the minds of their kids.  However, the artists kept working and putting out music that would change the minds of the non-believers.  Most of the game changing HipCo songs spoke about social issues that were affecting the nation at the time, but the artists still managed to maintain a sound that kept the party going and the fans chilling. 

Below are ten HipCo classics from the Golden Age of HipCo.  

I Boke You: Noy Z ft. Killa Lu

 Butt Rocking: Neighbourhood All Starz ft. Killa Lu

'SPOLLA BOLLA' TOO HARD REMIX

Nigger Blow - Strange Food

Nigger Blow - Old Fire Trunk 

TAKUN J. WHO MAKE U CRY

IT NOT RIGHT BY TAKUN J by Lucky Bucky, Queen V

"One man One cup"

Just Be There by Jon Bricks and Crew


 Technique by Bone Dust

 Where Am I From by Nasseman, Queen V, Takun J, and Cypha D' King

 

 

 



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Liberian Superstar Bucky Raw Is Currently Being Deported From The USA To Liberia

Liberian superstar, Bucky Raw who has been in jail since October 2017, for domestic violence charges, is currently being deported to his homeland, Liberia, for violating his parole, according to inside source.  The artist released a heartwarming letter to his fans few days ago, assuring them that he will be back very soon. Unfortunately, his return won't be in the manner expected.  To be continued.......

Former Liberian Artist Yung Muse Renounces Liberian Citizenship - Waving Nigerian Flag High On Social Media

It is unconfirmed if the SNG artist, Yung Muse has legally dropped his Liberian nationality, but one thing for sure, it is dropped off his social media page.  Yung Muse who is known for trying to sing and act like a Nigerian, is no longer waving his Liberian flag. On the artist Instagram page, he is waving the Nigerian flag high and there is no trace of his Liberian roots on his page.  It is very clear that he doesn't want to be identify as a Liberian. So be it. check out his Instagram page below. 




'Aw!' 10 Adorable Photos of Quincy B's Daughter and Mom

Losing Quincy B was very sad, but he sure left a beautiful bundle of joy. Qadira Borrow at age one and mom  -- photographed by Lorenzo Loveland.