After the success of Stuffing Was The Same and If You’re Eating This It’s Too Late, get ready for the highly anticipated release of the Views From The Grits brunch, courtesy of Artistic Manifesto and Britt Wright. On May 1st, get charged up for a victorious summer sixteen with top notch brunch options and an . . .
2016 is right around the corner. We have a lot of things to reflect on from this year, in the music world and beyond. To get things started, Artistic Manifesto is proud to present the official nominees for the “Most Slept On Songs Of 2015.” While favorite songs for each of these nominees may vary, we . . .
If you’re in Washington, D.C., we’ve got something for you to get into this month. We’re working with The Network DC to bring a special holiday party to the city on December 19th at Manor DC. If great music, food and drink specials, and holiday cheer are your thing, you’re in luck. The Ugly Sweater . . .
Disclaimer: I originally published this article on 2011, when Artistic Manifesto was a blogspot website. Recently, I re-read it. Much like Phife’s contributions to hip-hop, the content is still very relevant today. —– A Tribe Called Quest has been one of my favorite groups for about as long as I’ve been into hip-hop. From the lyrics . . .
Ryan Hemsworth is the chillwave gift that keeps on giving. In 2014 he created his alter-Soundcloud “Secret Songs” and shortly after introduced us to Lucas. Since then, the duo has put out a few heaters and we’re anticipating their full-length drop next month. Check out their first single here.
When Conrizzle dropped “Drugzz” in mid 2013, I was immediately intrigued. Everything fit together perfectly. The song’s self-produced instrumental is hauntingly dark and gloomy. His delivery is impassioned, gritty, aggressive, and rough. The track, which tells Conrizzle’s personal story of how his life has changed since he first smoked marijuana at the age of seventeen, . . .
Today we bring to you the first of a new series curated by WhitneyAbstraKt and AM’s own Michell C. Clark, entitled A Night With Leyla. The Virginia-based creatives have compiled a smooth forty-five minute mix that fuses multiple genres into a cohesive listen, and includes several nods to their region. As Whitney explains: “Each time . . .
Nickelus F drops another noteworthy release in the form of “Jewelz,” a pensive record that allows him to reminisce on some of his most impactful childhood experiences and his more recent memories, all in his own unique way. With an infectious chorus that quickly gets engrained in listeners’ heads, “Jewelz” is well on its way . . .
Rainy Milo is one of my favorite artists coming out of the U.K. right now. At eighteen years of age, she possesses a vocal talent that reminds me of a timeless London legend: Amy Winehouse. Recently, the young songstress joined a band down in Peter Gilles’ basement for her first ever basement recording session. Hit . . .
“House Of Games II” is the kind of track that deserves an epic introduction, so here goes nothing. Strap on your seat belts. Check your rearview mirrors. Don’t worry about the soundtrack, I’ll take care of that. We’re going to go on a ride. Locksmith and R.A. The Rugged Man have some things they want . . .
With the debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy probably felt like something special had to be done. It’s clear that Fallon is a fan of hip-hop, as evidenced by his selection of The Roots for his in-house band, and numerous guest artists. Who better to usher in a new era on a . . .
Chicago native Verbal Kent drops his latest project, Sound of the Weapon. Inspired by the current state of Chicago and Verbal Kent’s personal experiences with the horrific realities street violence, Sound of the Weapon gives us a honest look at life. Produced entirely by Khrysis, Kent’s latest effort is thought provoking, energetic and occasionally, playful. Standout . . .
Toronto native ILLANGELO blew up in 2011 thanks to his work on The Weeknd’s House Of Balloons project, but don’t let that fool you into believing that he wasn’t putting in work long before that. The_demos : ’10 is a compilation of demos from 2010 that showcase his edgy, unique sound- the same sound that . . .
AbJo remixes a West Coast hip-hop classic into a modern dose of futurism with his Refix of The Pharcyde‘s “Runnin’.” This is a perfect teaser as we wait for another project from the San Diego creative. AbJo focuses on the chorus, removing the verses and a lot of the additional instrumentation to create a mellow groove . . .
Hailing from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., soulful crooner Justo Ontario seduces his audience with the sensual vibes of his 80’s-influenced single, “Fever.” At only 23 years young, Justo touts influences well beyond his years, incorporating infectious choruses and cultured vocals with ease. He uses knowledge and skill to distinguish his brand of music from . . .