no way out

Xavier Omär – “No Way Out” ft. Goldlink (prod. By Hit-Boy)

It’s not a typical Xavier Omär song, a typical GoldLink song, or a typical Hit-Boy-produced record, but “No Way Out” proves to be a beautiful juxtaposition of these three creatives’ sounds. This song, which was produced in Los Angeles, is the latest release from Red Bull Sound Select. Stream “No Way Out” below.

Afraid
New Music Mar 29  |  

Xavier Omar – “Afraid” (prod. Bizness Boi)

Xavier Omar gives the people a subtle, futuristic groove with “Afraid.” The expressive Georgia native uses his vocals to great effect once more as he admits to being scared of unrequited love. This song was produced by Bizness Boi in Los Angeles for Red Bull Sound Selects. Look for Xavier to continue dropping gems in . . .

speculate
New Music Mar 20  |  

Xavier Omär bares his emotions to all in his “Speculate” video

“With love always being the center, that will always connect everything that I do.” Xavier Omär‘s Everlasting Wave project conveys an array of moods, and “Speculate” might be one of its most somber moments. The Georgia native chooses to put his moody musings on center stage with his new video. Watch the dark, shadowy video . . .

The Truman Show
New Music Nov 11  |  

Sylvan Lacue and Xavier Omär ‘s “The Truman Show” is beautiful but ominous

“Don’t ever get too comfortable.” Sylvan Lacue and Xavier Omär have been paving their own way consistently in recent years, and they prove to be a salient combination on “The Truman Show.” It should come as no surprise that a number of artists are releasing music that reflects the times that we’re in. These two . . .

The Everlasting Wave
New Music Oct 14  |  

Xavier Omar delivers his soothing ‘The Everlasting Wave’ project

Xavier Omar is the man formerly known as SPZRKT, and the man always known as talented. As evidenced in his The Everlasting Wave album, the talented singer and songwriter has an ear for soothing instrumentation with an experimental flair. Stream The Everlasting Wave below, and purchase via iTunes.

Xavier Omar
New Music Sep 20  |  

Xavier Omar recruits Thelonius Martin for the sultry “Grown Woman”

What’s in a name? Back with his first single since the changing his name, Xavier Omar (f.k.a. SPZRKT) confesses his love for confident, independent women on “Grown Woman.” Xavier Omar is as smooth and jazzy as ever on this one. This is thanks largely to beautiful production from the awesome Thelonius Martin. While we don’t . . .

return of the mack

Stream ‘Return Of The Mack,’ our romantic Audiomack curator playlist

Music curation has always been at the center of Artistic Manifesto’s purpose, so I’m excited to share our first official AudioMack playlist with the world. Return Of The Mack is a romantically inclined playlist that’s full of artists longtime site visitors should already be familiar with. Stream Return Of The Mack below, and click the artist links . . .

The Healing Component

Stream Mick Jenkins’ ‘The Healing Component’ debut album

Between his lyrical talent and knack for creating catchy songs over ear-catching production, Mike Jenkins has built up a lot of interest for his debut album, The Healing Component. The Chicago spitter has come through as expected with the release of the fifteen track project. Guest appearances come from the likes of theMIND, Xavier Omar, . . .

Mick Jenkins album
New Music Aug 25  |  

Mick Jenkins drops “Drowning” video ft. BADBADNOTGOOD, releases album tracklist

“When the real hold you down, you supposed to drown right?” Mick Jenkins has done a great job of keeping the fans happy between projects, and now we get the first song off his upcoming album The Healing Component, “Drowning,” with production from BADBADNOTGOOD. As bonus, Mr. Jenkins also dropped off the tracklist for his upcoming debut . . .