Wednesday, December 31, 2008

5 epic moments of 2008

Culture Bully asked me to do a top 5 list for the year. this is what i came up with the night before dipping to the mamaland. yes i'm here! its a heat wave and i'm grateful....
sincerely yours

m diggy dot

M.anifest: 5 Epic Moments of 2008 from M.anifest on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Charlie Rose & Jay-Z?

i saw a couple of ignorant videos today that left my spirit sullied about this culture we say we love but are so eager to make look stupid. So me and my bredren Baraka decided to salvage the day by checking for this charlie rose interview with jay-z. the brother is very thoughtful, pleasantly eloquent, and gives Hip-Hop a good look on this one. if you haven't seen it, feel free to take the hour off to check it out. really.
sincerely yours.

m diggy dot

Thursday, December 25, 2008

i'm i in this Gnarls Barkley video?

Okay, the homey Roli insists the cat playing the lead looks like me. what do u think? if it's close enuff, i'll shamelessly add it to my discography.

i love this song though. doesn't hurt the video has an apparent m dot look alike in it. you be the judge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free Tsatsu Now! - Song

M.anifest - Free Tsatsu now - Song - Download here

politics is wildly divisive and should have nothing to do with justice...anything else is egregious and should be concerning - you could be next to be victimized. but everything is politics right? well, last couple of months my father has been unjustly incarcerated in the land of my birth. i'll spare you the rational and emotional tirade on screen. i divulge my feelings in the song above. for more on the case you case check out

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Mom's Rules"

Who need's a platinum plaque when you can get a "mom's rules" plaque! chuuch. My future house and future wife will own one of these.

"Mom's Rules" from M.anifest on Vimeo.

Much love to my Auntie Yvonne for introducing me to this precious piece. ha. my lil cousins must love looking at it.
bless up

Thursday, November 20, 2008

he got some hova in him?

"M.anifest was great too, at times his robust rapping sounding slightly Jay-Z-ish."
From the Citypages slideshow of last nights show with the herbaliser.

okay Hova stans, don't flood me with hate mail. wasn't the one that said it. flattering tho, flattering.

sincerely yours

m diggy diggy dot

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Supastition & M.anifest - on upcoming A.R.M collabo joint

Peace to Supastition - a real humble and intelligent brother.

Supastition & M.anifest – on upcoming A.R.M joint from M.anifest on Vimeo.

This is Post a halloween show in champaign illinois we did. college towns are intriguing places, especially on an occassion such as halloween. what did i not see? ha. peace to Krukid, my A.R.M brother in rhyme.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brother Ali & M.anifest - Paling Around with Lyricists

Peace to all the joe the rappers out there! jane the rappers too!

Brother Ali and I were judges at a battle of the bands show this past Saturday at Macalester College - on some random randy and simon american idol type shit. He did a set after the bands went on. we chopped it up bout some things: from our future collab, to obama to the Gil Scott heron joint - we almost lost detriot - (see common's "the people" and Black Stars "Brown Skin Lady") the man knows his breaks. I have an exclusive clip of Ali doing a song called "Good Lord" i believe. its at the end.

shouts to BK-One and Vince.

Brother Ali & M.anifest - Paling Around with Lyricists from M.anifest on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

economy got jokes

i received this recession inspired text msg:

"Obama was on CNN news this morning. he said the economy is so bad he saw 3 africans swimming back to africa. so i jus wanna check on u. did u make it?"


Getting our grub on in a cuban joint before chicago world music festival show. Sept '08. Feat. Kemi, Krukid, Baay Musa

Halfrican from M.anifest on Vimeo.