Song of the Day: Confusion – M.anifest

award-winning Ghanaian rap veteran and UNICEF ambassador M.ANIFEST‘s latest single, ‘Confusion’ is rich in musicality from the very start. The lush guitar licks and percussion drums are the central elements of the alluring sonic bed of hip-hop and afrobeats which blends seamlessly together.

‘Confusion’ is driven by M.anifest’s captivating wordplay, assured cadence, and infectious melodic rap flow, as he weaves an enthralling tale about the beautiful chaos of living in a modern African city like his hometown Accra. According to M.anifest, “such is the paradox of life in our cities, that there is always a constant tension between the feeling of ‘hurry hurry’ and ‘ok wait’”.

A rap music veteran of over a decade, with six acclaimed projects spanning that time, countless awards over his career and over three million fans on social media, M.anifest is one of the most revered figures in the African music scene. Described as the foremost rapper on the continent by The Guardian UK, with further acclaim from BBC, CNN and Revolt, his musical reach extends beyond Africa, with collaborations that range from Damon Albarn and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, to Erykah Badu and Tigga Da Author, to Kojey Radical and Burna Boy.

Have a listen to ‘Confusion’, produced by MOBO Award nominated artist and producer JULS (GoldLink, Kojey Radical, Pa Salieu, Ms. Banks)…

Song of the Day: Madness – H.O.M.A (ft. Reynbow)

Nigerian singer/songwriter H.O.M.A‘s, vocals stretches beyond the dreamy state of endless elasticity, sings about loneliness and call towards a lover in track, ‘Madness’. The Afro/R&B banger features fellow native/singer Reynbow, who responds in an eclectic, Rihanna-esque tone of her desire to be in the arms of a lover.

Citing fellow African-bred Giant and Burna Boy, as well as Allan Rayman and Jacob Banks as his main influences, H.O.M.A  released his debut single in 2018 when he joined indie label, Black Federation. So far, H.O.M.A has been featured on a number of tracks and has a mixtape to his name.

His latest release ‘Madness’, was met with great reviews and was verified on Audiomack’s playlist. Have a listen below…

It’s Time To Figure Out Tia Carys In Brand New Track

Listed as one of The Independent’s ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2020, TIA CARYS fly kicks her way into the decade with her first offering of the season, ‘Figure Me Out’.

Making a mean statement of arrival, the record has been added straight onto Spotify playlists ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Rap UK’ and ‘We Move’ and follows on from her heavily supported and bold debut introduction ‘English x Ghana’, which dropped at the end of last year and awoke the UK music scene to her sound.

Evident from the outset on ‘Figure Me Out’, Tia Carys has an exceptionally refreshing aura and talent – at just 19-year-old! The production choice in itself breathes energy, intrigue and distinctiveness as the heady beat, skippy high hats and atenteben flute open this one woman show. Although a newcomer to the game, her confidence soars at level 100 as she delivers alternating flows that are something of a spectacle. Naturally switching between head spinning scattergun delivery and composed, deliberate punchline drops, her time spent dropping Instagram freestyles and building a loyal fanbase has all leant to her current arrival.

Growing her initial fanbase from Instagram by reworking tracks and freestyles from the worlds top artists including Drake, Fredo, Burna Boy, Nafe Smallz and Dave, it didn’t take long for the English/Ghanian rapper to catch the attention of Renowned, whose family she has now joined alongside Wretch 32 & Hamzaa.

Accompanied by sharp and polished visuals from collaborator Ray Fiasco, which see the rising star deliver a magnificently powerful performance, Tia says of the release: “English x Ghana was the introduction to who I am, now it’s time to Figure Me Out.”

Check – her – out below:

SS Is Living His ‘Best Life’ In Brand New Video

Having written and produced with Burna Boy, Samini and Dappy, SS has been a creative musical genius amongst some of the biggest names in music of recent times. Stepping out to his own records over the last year including joints such as ‘Gasonlina’, ‘Late Nights’ and ‘How I Stay’, the young music prodigy is becoming the name on everyone’s lips as the heat starts bubbling around him and eyes are flickering in his direction.

Dropping his latest track ‘Best Life’, the track is pumped hip-hop energy and a blend of lo-fi, a sound becoming synonymous to SS. The syncretic and dark vibe is unmistakably mixed with his melodic and soulful high-pitched ad-libs and the laid-back yet confident delivery that he showers across the beat.

From the success of the audio so far, the visuals are immaculate, following a theme from the vocals, there is a darker eeriness with the thick bass, whilst SS shows off his best life in London. Collaborating with HoneywoodSix on the production this is pure, unadulterated vibes as the young music boss captures everything about what it is right now to stand out, and he does it with defined clarity and confidence.

Check out the visuals for ‘Best Life’ below…