American rapper I-20 is Liberian

"It is very important that we acknowledge our Liberian heritage." Liberian Stars Views First Lady

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This is the new era where every African that used to hide who they are, are proudly acknowledging their African heritage. For example, check out American singer, I-20 who everyone thought he was 100 percent Black African-American.

His birth given name is Bobby Sandimanie, better known by his stage name I-20, is an American rapper (this is how describes him). He was originally known as Infamous 2-0 (in Ludacris’s debut album “Incognegro” / “Back for the First Time”), but changed his name to reflect the interstate route that runs through the Southeastern United States. He was discovered by Ludacris, who signed him to the Disturbing tha Peace record label. In 2002, he appeared on 6 songs from Disturbing Tha Peace’s 1st album Golden Grain (“Break Somethin'”, “Smokin’ Dro”, “Can’t Be Stopped (I Know)”, “A-Town Hatz”, “N.S.E.W.” & “Outro On Ya Ass”) and in 2004, I-20 released his debut album, Self Explanatory. It peaked at number forty-two on the Billboard 200 and number five on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

I-20 later appears on Ludacris’ 7th album “Battle Of The Sexes” on the song “B.O.T.S. Radio” along with Shawnna.


In this video, he spoke about how PROUD he is to be African. We do not know the exact year he released this video however, it looks a little rough vintage. My questions here are, During his most successful time in his career, why didn’t he mention his Liberian herritage. Why did he wait until his career fall out before acknowledging? I will try not to judge him to much.

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