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

wedding crashers
New Music Jul 21  |  

Aminé and Offset play the role of “Wedding Crashers”

“Hope you play this at your wedding, yeah the one I won’t attend.” Aminé puts his dexterous, unorthodox delivery to use once more for “Wedding Crashers,” his emotionally charged new single featuring Offset. As the title would suggest, the song is a dedication to all of Aminé’s ex lovers. Good For You drops next week. . . .

New Music Jul 20  |  

Ciscero – “Rio” ft. Jay Prince & FoggieRaw

Ciscero put all the right pieces in place for “Rio.” The DMV-based emcee got a guest feature from P.G. County, Maryland-based emcee FoggieRaw and London’s very own Jay Prince. They trade intricate, energetic rhymes over jazzy p.Groduction courtesy of J. Robb and Misterneek. The result is an infectious single with a summery vibe and plenty . . .

block game
New Music Jul 19  |  

Take a step into the future with Rozwell’s “Block Game”

Rozwell is truly a guy with a unique vision for his music. His latest drop, “Block Game,” is a great example of why he’s such a special talent. The Virginia native uses both sound and silence to great effect. He handles writing, vocals, and production all on his own. With autotune-assisted singing, he makes it clear . . .

strobe light
New Music Jul 19  |  

Little Dragon hit South Africa for “Strobe Light” (Video)

It’s never a bad time to revisit Little Dragon‘s Season High album, and their gorgeous new video for “Strobe Light” has given us the perfect opportunity to do just that. Filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa, the video features two male dancers in fancy hats and flowing gowns who deliver dynamic performances of their culture’s dancing. . . .


GoldLink covers Outkast’s “Roses” and his hit single “Crew” with Masego & Hare Squead

As one of Outkast‘s funkier singles, “Roses” requires a special array of musical talent to cover. Not every artist can just step up to the plate and deliver a worthwhile rendition. Thankfully, the combination of GoldLink, Masego, and Hare Squead proved to be more than up to the task during a recent stop at BBC . . .

lucky guy
New Music Jul 19  |  

Watch JAYLIEN’s moody “Lucky Guy” video; co-starring Ye Ali

“Your boyfriend’s a lucky guy.” St. Louis native JAYLIEN isn’t afraid to tap into some of his darker emotions in his moody video for “Lucky Guy,” which co-stars Ye Ali. In regards to the song, JAYLIEN explained, “I know I’m not the only one who’s been in a situation where you’re sleeping with someone’s partner . . .

New Music Jul 18  |  

Listen to TGUT’s mellow remix of Ugly God’s “Water”

New York City-based producer and DJ TGUT decided to put his own spin on Ugly God‘s “Water,” and the result might be even more mellow than the original. It’s all about the melodies in this case, and the remix has plenty of lush synths and other instrumentation in place to take the song to another . . .


Danny Brown – “Lost” (Video)

Danny Brown continues to embrace his one of a kind persona in his black and white music video for “Lost.” The Detroit bred emcee takes us back to his Atrocity Exhibition album with a visual accompaniment that feels like a short horror film from a different era. Watch the Matilda Finn-directed video for “Lost” below.

New Music Jul 18  |  

Trae Tha Truth – “Thuggin” ft. Young Thug & Skippa Da Flippa

Trae Tha Truth has been at it for just about two decades, and he continues to release quality new material. On his latest, “Thuggin,” the Houston legend teams up with Young Thug and Skippa Da Flippa to rattle some trunks and turn some heads. Stream “Thuggin” below.

get em high
New Music Jul 17  |  

JR Jarris, Saturday Night, Haan808, and Abjo remixed Kanye West’s “Get Em High”

JR Jarris, Saturday Night, Haan808, and AbJo have joined forces, and the resulting remix speaks for itself. Taking us back to Kanye West‘s classic College Dropout debut, the four producers saw fit to remix “Get Em High” for the culture. The result is a bass-heavy, head nodding production that carries just as much energy as the O.G. . . .

New Music Jul 17  |  

Tim Gent seeks to encourage with “Saturation”

“God works in mysterious ways, and strength comes on your weariest days.” Clarksville, Tennessee-based emcee Tim Gent gets heads bouncing again with his latest single, “Saturation.” He delivers an empowering, encouraging message over catchy Antydote production. He also talks about his life as a father. Kiya Lacey adds in some soulful guest vocals to finish . . .

New Music Jul 17  |  

Tru. supplies crisp, futuristic hip-hop vibes on his ‘SYNCH.3 pt. 1’ EP

West Coast-based producer and emcee Tru. is a new name to many, but he’s making waves with his recently released EP, SYNCH.3 pt. 1. Coming in at eight tracks total, this project features dynamic, attention-grabbing delivery from Tru., coupled with futuristic production. Stream SYNCH pt.1 below, and purchase via iTunes. (HillyDilly)

New Music Jul 17  |  

Little Simz – “Customz” ft. Bibi Bourelly

Little Simz continues to spread her wings on “Customz,” a jazzy new release featuring Bibi Bourelly. The London-based lyricist is cool, calm and collected over Astronote production, while Bibi supplies smooth vocals on the opening verse and chorus. Simz made it clear that this song came together pretty quickly, explaining, “once in a while you . . .

true colors

Chaz French shines on his debut album, ‘True Colors’

In the wake of signing to Motown Records, D.C. emcee Chaz French has stepped up to the plate with a solid debut album, True Colors. The energetic, emphatic rapper doesn’t seem ready to slow down any time soon, either. The 17-track project includes guest features from Curren$y, Phil Adé, Shy Glizzy, BJ the Chicago Kid, . . .

shine your light
New Music Jul 14  |  

Maimouna Youssef gives us 1970’s soul on “Shine Your Light”

Multitalented singer/songwriter Maimouna Youssef supplies vintage, feel-good soul music on her new single, “Shine Your Light.” She calls for everyone to forget the troubles of the world and let the good times roll, at least for one night. Maimouna is a true vocalist, and her gorgeous voice is on prime display this time around. Stream . . .