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

smokeout 99
New Music Feb 22  |  

Audio Push supplies your chill soundtrack with “Smokeout 99”

Their new album is in the works, but Audio Push gives us a hint of what’s to come with the Larry Belafonte-produced “Smokeout 99.” This song won’t appear on the album, but it’s definitely worth the listen if you’re a fan of what they bring to the table. Kick back and relax to this one. . . .

Bad And Boujee
New Music Feb 22  |  

ZHU’s “Bad and Boujee” remix is actually worth a listen

It happens every two months or so. A song goes viral and every single producer with an email address and a SoundCloud account decides to drop a remix. Migos‘s “Bad and Boujee” is definitely oversaturated at the moment, but ZHU‘s remix makes it worth the listen again, because it’s actually an interesting and refreshing take. . . .

American Teen
New Music Feb 22  |  

Khalid drops the title track to his ‘American Teen’ project

With the release of his American Teen album on the horizon, 18 year old singer/songwriter Khalid has premiered the project’s title track via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. With plenty of influences paying homage to a different era, this record is a prime example of what’s made Khalid alluring to so many people as . . .

all black neighborhood
New Music Feb 22  |  

Consequence – “All Black Neighborhood” ft. Royce Da 5’9″

A jazzy trumpet run is a foundational part of Consequence‘s latest release, “All Black Neighborhood. The New York emcee called upon fellow veteran

New Music Feb 22  |  

Lxandra paints a picture with her vocals on “Flicker”

I couldn’t point out the island of Helsinski on a map if you promised me a lifetime supply of Patti Pies, but I can tell you for a fact that you need to look out for Helsinski native Lxandra‘s “Flicker” if you’re a fan of expressive pop music. The song is subtle but enveloping with . . .

New Music Feb 22  |  

Los Angeles duo THEY. switches up the vibe for “Silence”

Los Angeles duo THEY. has been making waves with their energetic, rock-tinged brand of music. For their latest release, “Silence,” they slow things down and smooth things out a bit, letting us get a better feel for their vocal prowess and piquing interest for their forthcoming album. Nü Religion releases on February 24th, and can . . .

hurt so good
New Music Feb 21  |  

Ohio native VIAA delivers a light, playful single, “Hurt So Good”

Dayton, Ohio native VIAA gives us a breath of fresh air with her Yeti Beats-produced single, “Hurt So Good.” She’s served her time as a backup vocalist for the likes of Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, and Doja Cat, but is poised to take center stage for herself with songs such as this. VIAA told Nylon . . .

New Music Feb 21  |  

Pell and London On Da Track connect for “Patience”

“Don’t play with… my patience.” Pell‘s dynamic, melody-driven flow is on prime display on “Patience,” a London On Da Track-produced record released via Red Bull Sound Select. Red Bull always brings together well suited collaborators, and they’ve done it again with this smooth, jazzy number. Stream “Patience” below.

best me
New Music Feb 20  |  

Sylvan Lacue embraces himself on “Best Me” (Video)

Miami native Sylvan Lacue revisits “Best Me,” a contemplative track from his Far From Familiar album. The video finds him drifting through the wilderness as he allows his thoughts to wander. Sylvan explained to Pigeons&Planes that the song is about “simplicity, raw honesty, and striving to embrace yourself as much as humanly possible.” Watch the . . .

black mirror
New Music Feb 20  |  

Stream Monte Booker’s Black Mirror-inspired instrumental

I rarely binge watch television shows, but Black Mirror was an exception. It’s an amazingly written, suspenseful show that leaves you thinking long after the credits roll. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see that Monte Booker‘s latest instrumental was inspired by the British series. The parallel isn’t without merit, as the track is . . .

jansport j
New Music Feb 20  |  

Jansport J captures sights and sounds of NYC for “Huh? Okay!” (Video)

West Coast producer Jansport J takes us back to his p h a r o a h project with a video for “Huh? Okay!” that takes us through the streets and subways of New York City. Jansport J explained to 2DopeBoyz: “I had the opportunity to go back [to NYC] last September and recapture some . . .

New Music Feb 20  |  

Premiere: The Fifth Estate survives the worsy day ever in “EfYooSiKay” (Video)

“Let me try to find a balance. Let me find peace inside my palace.” The Fifth Estate isn’t afraid to be honest about the fact that some days are far from perfect. His newly released video for “EfYooSiKay” brings those imperfections to life. The Texas native finds himself jolted awake by an angry girlfriend, is . . .

Lotta Women
New Music Feb 20  |  

Matt Martians teams up with Kari Faux for “Lotta Women / Useless”

I know I’m late. That being said, this one is too good to skip over. Out of the box thinker and unique producer Matt Martians of the Internet released a two-part song called “Lotta Women / Useless,” the former featuring Kari Faux. Stream “Lotta Women / Useless” below.

all of this winning

The Highlight Reel #062: All Of This Winning

At this point, you know what it is. We’ve moved the Highlight Reel from weekly to biweekly, simply because it allows us to make longer, more extensive playlists. Plus, it allows us a bit more time to dig a bit deeper into some of the great, lesser heard music we might have missed the week . . .


Bas drops videos for “Penthouse” and “Live For”

Bas has traveled a good portion of the globe due to the success of his Too High To Riot video, and he lets us get a glimpse into his travels with two new videos for “Penthouse” and “Live For.” Watch the videos for “Penthouse” and “Live For” below.