From surviving first Liberian civil war to refugee camp in Ghana, Tito Gee raises the bar in the diaspora

Tito Gee is a rapper and songwriter of Liberian decent, currently based in the United States of America. Since his mainstream debut in 2019, Tito Gee’s free-flowing style, unique vocal ability and compelling catalog have helped establish him as one of the familiar faces of Liberian music in the diaspora.

From surviving first Liberian civil war to refugee camp in Ghana, Tito Gee raises the bar in the diaspora

Aside his far-reaching brand which spans genres of Trap and Afrobeat, Tito Gee also boasts of two accolades: a Tunes Liberia Music nomination for ‘’Hip-Hop Artist of the Year’’ and a nomination for ‘’Hip-Hop artist of the Year’’ at the MTN Librarian Music Awards, both in taking place in 2020.

As a youth during the turbulent 1990s in Liberia due to the First Liberian Civil War, Younkpawo Tito Glepay was partly raised in a refugee camp in Ghana, until his departure for the United States in 1998 where he reunited with his mother and grandmother. There, a new chapter in Tito’s life began, enabling him to explore one of his biggest passions, music, while escaping from the horrors of his traumatic past.

Soon, Tito would find inspiration in the likes of Lil Wayne and the crop of rappers to follow; Drake, J. Cole, etc., eventually settling for an alias of his own -Tito Gee, in his bid to live the American dream. In the years ahead, such perseverance and talent landed Tito Gee his first breakthrough in the world of music; a chance to create the soundtrack for 2008 Liberian movie ‘Imported Bride’. The song proved a massive success in his homeland, further propelling him in the US scene, where he went on to do shows alongside some American artists, earned nominations for major Liberian awards and subsequently won ‘’Song of the Month’’ on Philadelphia’s Power 99 Radio with the song ‘Talk About Us’.

Tito Gee’s career continues to be on the rise and with the rapper hosting a slew of well-received songs like; ‘All Day’ featuring Bucky Raw, ‘Fake News’, ‘Dr. Talk’ and the recently released ‘Kaparlu’ featuringKpanto on his resumé, there’s definitely a lot more to expect from Liberia’s finest rapper yet.

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