M.anifest hooked a brother up with a new leak. The song is off A.R.M‘s upcoming digital EP “Two Africans and a Jew,” set to be released at the end of March. The EP is a pre-cursor to the summer release of A.R.M’s full length “Uprising” which features Brother Ali and Tumi (of Tumi and the Volume, South Africa). A.R.M. consists of Mcs Krukid (Uganda/Vegas/IL) & M.anifest (Ghana/Minneapolis), with Budo (Seattle/Brooklyn) on production.
Ghana born and Twin Cities Resident M.anifest, released a single, Sankofa (my history), today on itunes and other digital outlets. The artist himself aptly describes the song as “a subjective soundtrack for black history month that details a bit of my personal journey and thoughts on reclaiming the past to move forward.” Sankofa, produced by Sebmaestria (France) is available for 99cents online on itunes, amazon, and other digital retail outlets.
Being Black History Month and all, you will begin to see a plethora of artistic tributes. Rather than point out all the hypocrisy that comes with a tribute, I’d rather show you a track from a cat who has something to say about being black. Hell, African to be specific. My boy M.anifest e-dropped this track late last night, and it’s Sankofa!
M.anifest – Sankofa (My History)
Cop the track on Itunes right here. It’s a buck for Chrissakes, man up!
There are about six-million ways I could start this post but I’m having trouble thinking of the most efficient. I guess I should begin by pointing out the fact that the Vikings primary color is purple and that the great Prince has been a purpophile for over two decades. The only conclusion I can logically think of to explain the two is divine intervention.
Prince allegedly “saw the future” when the Vikings beat the shit out of Dallas last week and wrote this tune the same night. I’m a huge Prince fan. In the age old CD-you’d-take-to-a-deserted-island convo, Purple Rain is definitely in the top five, but this song sounds like a Christian pop-rock band got drunk on communion wine and screwed a college marching band. Listen to the offspring here.