Black Speech Media Group (BSMG), a leading multimedia producer and distributor of African Music in the United States has released “Carolina” a new single by Liberian Artist DSP.
Produced and mixed by D Thompson, the single has elements of Afro‐Beat, with a great influence of Afro‐Zouk, and Afro‐pop. “The song is a combination of some personal experiences and because of the personal nature, I wanted it to represent beats that resonate with me and my upbringing in a culturally diverse society in Liberia,” said DSP.
The single can be purchased on iTunes, and fans can also watch the video on YouTube or listen to the song at BSMG’s All Music Hub platform on Sound Cloud. Ernesto Dweh‐Sidi‐Papay‐2 Herbert, aka “DSP”, is an emerging contemporary artist who is at the forefront of the emerging Liberian music industry. Born during Liberia’s political unrest, DSP’s link to his country and culture was from his mother singing to him in her dialect Grebo while they were refugees in the Ivory Coast.
After having to resettle to Ghana after a second civil war in Liberia, DSP found refuge in music. Influenced by artists such as NAS, Red Man, Method Man, Jay‐Z and an array of African Artists, DSP found his voice in mixing Western Pop with Afrobeats. Returning to Liberia in 2007 as a young scholar, DSP began pursuing his love for music professionally. After traveling and performing in Ghana, he was sponsored by MTN to release his music on a national scale. To date, he has released several songs including “Monrovia Style” which became popular for its use of Koloqua, a dialect in Liberia. He is currently working with international platforms to release his first full album “The Promise” in 2014.