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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. . . .

the soulution

Premiere: Billy Mercury seeks to feed your spirit with ‘The SOULution’

“The stars had never aligned with me, so I collaborated with God and found Mercury.” Hampton Roads, Virginia-based soul singer Billy Mercury seeks to give listeners plenty of positive vibes throughout his newly released album, The SOULution. Billy has a weathered, slightly gritty voice and a falsetto that just might take you back to a . . .

Smile Project Carnival

GoldLink will headline Broccoli City’s Smile Project Carnival and Concert

Regardless of whether you enjoyed Broccoli City Festival 2017, or felt like you were missing out the fun, it’s great to hear that the Broccoli City family will be back in action with the Smile Project Carnival and Concert! This is a family friendly event with Universal Fairs at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington D.C. It’s a . . .

Here

Maydien & ROMderful’s “Here” is a testament to perseverance (Premiere)

Dutch vocalist Maydien and U.K.-based producer ROMderful, also known as R.O.M., are a fitting duo on their ambient new release, “Here.” ROMderful’s bouncy, melodically driven production serves as an ample backdrop for Maydien’s elastic delivery, which toes the line gracefully between singing and rapping. The production has a slightly ominous feel to it, with guitar . . .

under new management

Premiere: Matt McGhee switches gears with ‘Under New Management’

If you’ve been checking Artistic Manifesto for a decent amount of time, you’ve probably seen the name Matt McGhee a few times. If you’re unfamiliar, his Under New Management project is the perfect time to get plugged in. As the title would suggest, Matt’s celebrating being a fully independent artist once again. He does so . . .

K Lo K

Premiere: Dominican-American emcee MRG switches languages effortlessly on “K Lo K”

Queens, New york native Matthew Raymond Guzmán, better known as MRG, stands poised to continue carving out a special niche with the release of songs such as “K Lo K.” Guzmán is Dominican-American, and he effortlessly switches back and forth between English and Spanish over top of futuristic production by North London-based producer Wize. Hip-hop culture . . .

go in peace

Premiere: The Fifth Estate exudes love and positivity with “Go In Peace”

“Go in peace. Carry on.” Texan rhymesayer and vocalist The Fifth Estate gives us calm, positive vibes with his empowering new romantic record, “Go In Peace.” The versatile creative heads in a different direction from his previous release, “EfYooSiKay,” which he used to vent about some of the most frustrating things he’d been dealing with. He explained . . .