Michell C. Clark

I started Artistic Manifesto in 2009 and it changed my life. A Virginia native. Looks like Huey, acts like Riley. Terrible at directions, somewhat decent at writing, mildly obsessed with SoundCloud surfing. Part time all caps texting enthusiast.

Recent posts by Michell C. Clark

New Music Jan 20  |  

Medasin takes us to another dimension with “Territory”

Medasin calls his latest release, “Territory,” a “mindless banger.” We think it’s a bit more than that. The Dallas-based producer pulls out the heavy artillery this time around, letting an ominous bass line lead the way and follows up the ensuing dramatic feel with layers of ominous instrumentation, effects, and vocal samples. If I needed . . .

T.I.'s open letter to the United States is a call to action

T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States today, on the day of the Inauguration of the 45th President of The United States. His name slips my mind for some reason. It’s clear that current events sparked a lot of thought in regards to . . .

poppin tags

Future is still living lavish in his “Poppin Tags” video

Future‘s “Poppin Tags” first appeared on OVO Sound Radio back in November, and now it’s brought back to life with a new video. Catch Future riding around his city, and around the world. The accomodations are quite lavish and the lifestyle is fast-paced. Watch the video for “Poppin Tags” below.

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Joey Bada$$ takes aim at the “Land Of The Free”

Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ celebrates his 22nd birthday and addresses the state of America with the release of “Land Of The Free.” The Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin-produced record discusses everything from Donald Trump to the disproportionate killing of black people in the country. Stream “Land Of The Free” below.

W$ Boi

SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwriter and longtime Artistic Manifesto favorite SiR is Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee. The Inglewood native makes a strong debut on the label with a video for a new song called “W$ Boi.” Watch “W$ Boi” below, and stay . . .

New Music Jan 19  |  

Boogie spreads love in his hometown in his “Sunroof” video

Boogie takes us into more romantic territory with his new video for “Sunroof,” which finds the Compton emcee riding around town romancing or flirting playfully a number of beautiful women that he crosses paths with. Replay this song when Valentine’s Day weekend comes around, whether you’re booed up or not. Watch the video for “Sunroof” . . .

New Music Jan 19  |  

Pac Div’s LIKE is focused on the millions on “Lamped” (Video)

West Coast producer LIKE is cool, calm, and confident in his laid back video for “Lamped.” The Pac Div producer has no problem telling it just like it is, from his perspective. This song was originally featured on LIKE’s Songs Made While High project. LIKE stated: ““This second Grammy nomination means a lot to me, . . .

running back

Wale – “Running Back” ft. Lil Wayne

Wale previewed “Running Back” last August, so it’s good to hear the final product of the song, which features Lil Wayne and was recorded at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. This joint will appear on Wale’s SHINE album, which is scheduled to drop later this year. Stream “Running Back” below, and look for . . .

Halfway Off The Balcony

Big Sean – “Halfway Off The Balcony”

“I’m hangin halfway off the balcony. Overthinking cause my job is way more than a salary.” Big Sean continues to build buzz for I Decided with the release of a reflective cut called “Halfway Off The Balcony.” The Key Wane-produced cut allows the Detroit native to wax poetic about the lessons he’s learned and the . . .

Passion Project II
New Music Jan 18  |  

Lido and Santell deliver stellar future R&B throughout ‘Passion Project II’

Lido and Santell prove to be a euphoric combination on their new collaborative EP, Passion Project II. Lido provides warbling, synth-powered melodies and Santell brings smooth, soulfl vocals to the table. This is baby making music for the year 3017. If you haven’t heard these two’s original Passion Project, get familiar. Stream Passion Project II . . .

look like
New Music Jan 18  |  

Kojey Radical delivers a live performance of “Look Like”

London-based, poetically inclined emcee Kojey Radical isn’t resting on his laurels in the wake of his successful 23 Winters. He’s back on the map with a live performance of “Look Like” for a German magazine called Colors. The video has a very crisp, clean feel to it as Kojey performs the entire song with confidence. Watch the . . .

New Music Jan 18  |  

Renz Young deals with the pressure of success on “Lovenvy”

Renz Young has been dealing with the new devils that come with new levels, and he vents about it on “Lovenvy.” On his reflective, self-produced new release, the Milwaukee native uses his melodic delivery to wax poetic about how he manages to deal with the stress. Word to Pimp C. Stream “Lovenvy” below.

village party iii
New Music Jan 18  |  

Alex Wiley – ‘Village Party III: Stoner Symphony’ (Album Stream)

Melody-driven Chicago rapper Alex Wiley is back on the map with a fifteen-track project called Village Party III: Stoner Symphony. Guest features come from the likes of Mick Jenkins, Kembe X, Mike Gao, Jay Prince, Hippie Sabotage, and more. Stream Village Party III: Stoner Symphony below via Apple Music or Spotify, and purchase the project . . .

change of heart
New Music Jan 18  |  

Chloe Martini – “Change Of Heart” ft. Chiara Hunter

Chloe Martini provides buoyant, synth driven melodies, and Chiara Hunter drives things home with a strong vocal performance to ensure that “Change Of Heart” gets heads nodding. There’s no word as to when the collaborative release will end up, but for now we’ll enjoy this one on its own. Stream “Change Of Heart” below.

I Picture
New Music Jan 18  |  

Jay IDK brings his vivid imagination to life with “I Picture” (Video)

Jay IDK has had a great deal of success thus far, and he’s back on the scene with a video for “I Picture.” The video brings the concept of struggling with lust and the desire for material gain to life, literally. The DMV-based spitter is gearing up to go on the Isaiah Rashad’s Lil Sunny . . .