Video

M.anifest Shares His Pains Of Love Video For 'Mind Games'

M.anifest drops a new music video to his 2013 single " Mind Games," shot in Brooklyn, NYC and featuring Aubé Linda.


Ghanaian MC M.anifest is back today with a new music video for "Mind Games," the second single from his latest album Apae: The Price of Free. Enlisting Minneapolis-based beatmaker and longtime collaborator G Mo for the melodic and classic hip-hop drums, the single sees M.anifest recounting the many mental games that can go down in relationships. The music video was shot by Film Fam's Garth Von Glehn, the same director who also helmed M.anifest's previous visuals for "No Shortcut to Heaven" with hiplifer Obrafour and "Proverbs Manifest" featuring South African wordsmith ProVerbs. In "Mind Games," M.anifest travels to Brooklyn where he plays the part of an aspiring filmmaker going through the throes of love with his girl (Haitian model Aubé Linda). The minimalist video uses Brooklyn's brownstones as the backdrop to the couple's roller coaster relationship as M.anifest raps, "You're too much for one man, but not enough for two." Watch the storytelling video below and download the single via iTunes.

Interview

Angelique Kidjo Writes a Love Letter to 'Mother Nature'

We talk to the Beninese musical icon about assembling her new album on Zoom and the "bigger than COVID-19" threat that lies ahead!

The kind of infectious energy that lives within Angelique Kidjo can't be contained by Zoom. Her zest for life reaches out far beyond any screen, and burns stronger than the fastest internet connection.

"I can't wait until we're in person hugging again," she enthuses soon after joining our Zoom meeting to discuss her latest album Mother Nature. Having been on the receiving end of a hug from the four-time Grammy-winning singer, I know exactly what I'm missing out on. "Me too," I say, as I wrap my arms around my laptop, my face squishing the screen. "No, no," she retorts. "I don't want that. You keep it. I want the real deal," she chuckles, her full-bodied trademark laughter lovingly admonishing me.

The Benin-born musician is preparing to release Mother Nature, a collection of songs reflecting our one Earth, and cementing her status as an African musical icon. Collaborating with the likes of Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Sampa the Great, Shungudzo and more, Kidjo's crossing through time and space, over age and country through Mother Nature's themes and stories. Each track is infused with a vigor that only she possesses — the kind that shares a significant message even as the listener is called to just dance or sing along.

Below, Angelique Kidjo reminisces about making the album, and chats us through her hopes and dreams for it!

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