M.anifest – Heaven Only Knows (GetMziki Exclusive ****)

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My Ghana Connects have come through again with this fire, M.anifest is what I think Bamboo or Kantai would sound like if they stayed focused. Actually let me rephrase that statement before Bamboo kills me. I think M.anifest vs Bamboo would be a solid legit fight. However the consistency demonstrated by Ghana’s M.anifest would suggest he has had a better understanding of his brand and the continent he represents for a long time. Bamboo on the other hand with all due respect I think has struggled with his brand for a long time until recently. Bamboo remains a close friend of mine so whatever I say is not anything we havent talked about to date. Its taken him years to get to where he is today and I blame his lack of consistency. A super talented artist with massive capabilities but just didnt know where he should take his brand and music.

However am glad to say Bamboo seems to have a better idea of where his bread is buttered today and he is killing it right now in the US. A lot of his projects are low key but they bring great income to a man who has definitely given a lot to the African music scene. When I listen to M.anifest I cant help but hear Bamboo all over the track and all over the delivery. The lyrical content of course is different and some would argue that this shit has been done already, but to me Ghana hiphop is almost 5 years ahead of Kenya’s hiphop. Ghanaians have been writing history in African hiphop for years now. To demonstrate how well these cats understand the music industry just look at how they package themselves, how they produce their music and how they distribute it. I mean Manifest Album is up for grabs on his website http://www.manifestmc.com/. Yet he also has a commercial album Manifestations which is available on itunes for purchase. So you have a pre-teaser that your fans can consume for free and then you have your full course meal that the hungry and able can get from the store. Brilliant!

My Ghana connects call me Chale which is an endearment term for Dude or Jama – Chale this track is on fire, if you listen to it without watching the video you wouldn’t think any of these cats is from Africa. Ghana stand up!!

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2 Responses to “M.anifest – Heaven Only Knows (GetMziki Exclusive ****)”

  1. MBA says:

    Nuff respect to M.anifest he goes in everytime but you should have recognized KRUKID on that joint..(Brother Ali is monster too but he’s not African-from Minnesotta)KRUKID reps Uganda & he has a rap sheet twice as big as my brother M. he’s been cosigned by spitters like Talib Kweli ,Mos Def to name a few..you need to showcase this African Titan. My opinion it’s KRUKID vs BAMBOO for delivery & punchlines…justsayin’

  2. […] is a heavy song and it features one of my great Ghanaian rappers – MANIFEST. In 2010 he dropped HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS when no one was up on game on M.Anifest – he is nice man. Real talk he is one of my great African […]

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