I just got this in ma email and I think it’s a questionnaire that was directed to one of Ghana’s finest rappers M.anifest and this is how it went down.
Greetings from Accra!
Been too long since I wrote you one of these! Life and music have been beautifully busy: awesome collabs, award nominations, travel to South Africa, shooting music videos, tweeting about it all (ahem) and generally generating pandemonium and vim wherever my feet touch.
Tons of exciting NEWS so let me stop the chitter chatter and get into it…
i. Rocket Juice & the Moon, Erykah Badu, &…me???!
A while back you might have heard I was in the studio with Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Tony Allen (Co-founder of Afrobeat), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu. Yes it was true chale! Finally those recordings are out! Rocket Juice & the Moon = Damon Albarn + Tony Allen + Flea. Honored to have been invited to get busy on five of the tracks on their album, including one track with Erykah Badu. Here it is on iTunes and reviewed on eMusic. Vim.
ii. Ghana Music Awards.
You all helped to raise the buzz for my recent album Immigrant Chronicles, so this year they couldn’t ignore us anymore! I was nominated for Best Rapper of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at this year’s Ghana Music Awards that went down April 14th. Vim.
iii. Random Goodness, Music Videos, TV, & More
My latest video Makaa Maka is currently number 3 on the Trace Africa Top 10! I also curated and co-wrote a mini Hip-Hopera for Channel-O to celebrate Ghana’s Independence Day. And yes we have lots of new music videos from Immigrant Chronicles that have been shot recently. We’re working hard to bring you epic visuals very soon! Vim.
This year has kicked off with so much awesomeness and I’m counting my blessings and not taking anything for granted. It’s time to take things to the next level! First and foremost make sure to encourage ALL your friends to click like on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/manifestations) and click follow on twitter – @manifestive. I’ll be releasing lots of exclusives as followers and likes increase. The more the merrier! Enjoy your weekend and holler at me on facebook and twitter let me know what’s good on your side of the planet. I’m off on a jet plane tonight.