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M.anifest. Image provided by the artist.

Interview: M.anifest Rolls the Dice On His New EP 'The Gamble'

The Ghanaian rapper talks to us about seamlessly blending afrobeats & hip-hop in The Gamble and working with the likes of Burna Boy, Simi and more.

M.anifest needs no introduction.

Over a decade strong in the industry, the West African artist, who began his career in the United States, wields a discography that could go toe-to-toe with some of the brightest MCs in the world. Arguably the most creative rapper in the Ghanaian music space, M.anifest has never pulled any punches when it comes to his art, steadily delivering music filled with relevant and conscious themes—whether he's playing the lover-boy role or boasting about his mic skills he's always thorough, technical, and deliberate with his craft.

The rapper's last project, Nowhere Cool, which was dropped in 2016 set a new precedent for hip-hop albums in the Ghanaian scene, with very few contemporary hip-hop albums matching up to its caliber. It's now been 3 years since M.anifest last released a body of work, much to the anxiety of the rapper's highly-enthusiastic fanbase, the 'M.anifans,' who he calms down from time to time with the occasional standalone single or throwaway freebie.

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All Access: An Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of M.anifest and MiCasa's Joburg-Shot Music Video for 'Be My Woman'

We give you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of M.anifest and MiCasa's latest music video "Be My Woman."

SOUTH AFRICA—On a Sunday morning, in Troyeville, Johannesburg, the Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest shot scenes from a video for an unreleased song, which is a collaboration between him and the South African house band MiCasa.

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