Thursday, February 26, 2009

Budo Mixes song for "Coming to America"

This is a lo-fi snippet of Budo mixing a joint of my upcoming "coming to america" called "how i used to be. Pretty epic joint i would say. very excited for it. Budo laces some serious horns on them. Budo is cold on productions, chale.
m diggy dot

Thursday, February 19, 2009


finally put up the title track to "the birds & the beats" ep that will precede "coming to america" sophomore release. enjoy it on this link here!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Fox 9 review of K'naan & M.anifest concert

“Twin Cities rapper and native Ghanaian M.anifest was the opening act and got the show started about an hour after the doors opened. Adorned in necklaces of wooden beads and traditional West African garb sporting the symbol of Gye Nyame, the emcee implored the crowd to warm up with him, while he waxed poetic about the warm breeze of his homeland. His set included a number of songs from his debut album, Manifestations, which focuses on life in Ghana and struggles the artist has faced in this experiment we call life. His sound was polished and enchanting, his message Afro-centric yet relevant. It's no wonder M.anifest earned 2008 honors as the City Pages' Songwriter of the Year. His performance was a perfect primer for the performance everyone came to see.”

Full Article...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

the creative process...sometimes

how do we create? no formula. just saw this vid on my hardrive from a late saturday night in '08. Baraka, Nisreen, and myself negotiate the arrangement of a very simple hoook...i shd put this song out for free no? fatigued and croaky voices..but the soul while be in there somewhere on the actual record. o-d on the beats!
sincerely yours
m diggy dot

the creative process...sometimes from M.anifest on Vimeo.