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696

Premiere: Eli Wesse embraces his victories and never looks back on “696”

Southwest Michigan native Eli Wesse is onto something with his airy, autotune-fueled new single, “696.” Eli has a chip on his shoulder, and he’s not afraid to let us know exactly how he feels.  Eli produced this record himself, with the help of Arjun Singh, who he worked with for previous records such as “Small . . .

GXNXVS

Premiere: GXNXVS and Rome Fortune link for “Shapes & Colours”

“All shapes & colours, I dig ’em.” Gold Coast native and Melbourne resident GXNXVS, whose name is pronounced “Genius,” stands poised to grab our attention once more with a hazy single called “Shapes & Colours.” The Australian producer’s latest effort features verses from Atlanta emcee Rome Fortune. GXNXVS has already worked with the likes of . . .

old school cool

Premiere: Alex Mack flows over alluring saxophone on “Old School Cool”

“Styles upon styles upon styles.” Numerous emcees have taken cues from jazz over the years. Multitalented Virginia native Alex Mack is a new name to add to the list, thanks to records such as the newly released “Old School Cool.” Alex lays down an enticing, jazzy saxophone sample on the beat, and uses deft, varying . . .

can't wait

Premiere: D.C.’s own Tone P delivers the go-go remix of Jill Scott’s “Can’t Wait”

Go-go has provided the rhythm for multiple generations of D.C. natives, but it has yet to draw the sustained national attention that other regional genres of music have enjoyed over the years. With efforts such as his Black Alley-assisted remix of Jill Scott’s “Can’t Wait,” veteran producer Tone P stands poised to shift that narrative. . . .

fool's gold go-go remix

Premiere: Stream the official go-go remix of Jill Scott’s 2015 single; “Fool’s Gold”

We felt the go-go influence in Jill Scott’s “It’s Love,” a standout from her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. We saw her collaborate with Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go himself, before his passing. Jilly From Philly has seen fit to tap into D.C.’s unique rhythm-driven genre of . . .

Lacree

Premiere: Lacree treats life like a party in “Boom (Bye Bye)” (Video)

“Dancing, because life is just a party.” Lacree is living life to the fullest, and she’s making music that encourages us to do the same. The Virginia Beach native’s catchy TreySimmns-produced single, “Boom (Bye Bye),” turned some heads with its release in 2016. She breathes new life into the dancehall-influenced cut with a new visual . . .

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 . . .

Curbside Jones discusses 'Wolves' Clothing' EP & Austin Hip-Hop

Curbside Jones discusses ‘Wolves’ Clothing’ EP & Austin Hip-Hop

Weeks ago, I got in touch with Curbside Jones to chop it up and see what he’s been working on. He sent me some new music and needless to say, I was impressed. He had truly outdone himself. It’s not everyday that you get to talk to artists that continually overcome obstacles and improve on . . .

Beautiful Piece of Shit

Premiere: Peter $un stays true on ‘Beautiful Piece of Shit’ (Album)

Richmond, Virginia native Peter $un has never been the type of artist to hide behind a facade. He continues to give listeners his true self throughout his latest album, Beautiful Piece Of Shit. With an ear for vibe-heavy, eclectic instrumentation, Peter keeps his delivery mellow while giving us plenty of honest thoughts to connect with. Peter . . .

Runaway

Premiere: Ace Henderson shares grainy, vulnerable visuals for “Runaway”

North Carolina emcee Ace Henderson gives us grainy ,and vulnerable visuals for his single, “Runaway.” On this single Ace expounds upon his hardships and what he had to endure while coping with his long-distance relationship and moving to New York. Ace turned to relying on alcohol and prescription drug use. Although covered in hip-hop throughout . . .

Premiere: Curbside Jones - Wolves' Clothing (EP)

Premiere: Curbside Jones – ‘Wolves’ Clothing’ (EP)

Listen to the Wolves’ Clothing EP from Curbside Jones Last week, we brought you Curbside Jones‘s “Been Wolf” music video. He is back for the second act of our 3 part escapade to exclusively premiere the Wolves’ Clothing EP. Wolves’ Clothing is a spin on the tale of the wolf pretending to be a sheep to get . . .

PREMIERE: Curbside Jones - "Been Wolf" (Video)

Premiere: Curbside Jones – “Been Wolf” (Video)

Austin rapper blends with wolves in the “Been Wolf” music video It’s still Sheep SZN for Austin rapper and producer, Curbside Jones. Today we’ve partnered with him to exclusively premiere the official video for “Been Wolf.” One thing I quickly learned about Curbside once we first connected and I saw his work, is that he’s . . .

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the "Gold" music video

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the “Gold” music video

South Florida Hip-Hop trio premieres visuals for “Gold” The last time we were in touch with Doolie Gang (Deez Bands, Johnny Pickles, and Yung Stew), they dropped debut project, Not The Life We Chose. The group is back to premiere the music video for their lead single, “Gold.” The South Florida trio transitions between gray scale and . . .

Hotel Room

Premiere: Felly leaves his cares behind on his infectious new track, “Hotel Room”

“I aint got much but I like it that way. I was sad one day, then everything changed.” “Hotel Room” feels like a record I would have turned on while sneaking out of school an hour early as a high school senior. Don’t tell my mother. The light, summery release comes to us courtesy of . . .

Premiere: Watch arthur gallery’s Sampha-inspired short film, “rAw”

Artistic Manifesto is proud to premier rAw, the latest short film conceived by California-based artist, arthur gallery. On 6/10, arthur debuted the film to an audience of rough 80 Bay Area artists, creators, influencers and shakers during a live viewing party. To celebrate the film’s digital debut, Artistic Manifesto reached out for an exclusive interview. . . .