Manafest - My Own Thing

Wednesday 1st September 2004
Manafest - My Own Thing
Manafest - My Own Thing

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9611-9269
LABEL: Manafest Productions 775020195929
FORMAT: CD Album
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by T A Sutherland

Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood), brings an unusual and varied offering from the northern climes of Canada. Employing a clutch of producers' talents, Manafest rides many styles and emotions peppered with some really versatile scratches from the creative DJ...Versatile! Some of the quality dips a bit, but worth a listen, with special mentions for the following rocks: the bass pounding "Slang Talking" is a compelling underground head nodder that demands you move, forces play on play and takes up residence inside your cranium; "Childs A Light" is a "nail your colours to the mast" anthemic number that's crafted, multi-layered and scratch rich, a feel good vibe with hints of the old school. The respect yourself track "The Ladies" is a mellow shout out to women to PUT SOME CLOTHES ON! "Your minimal dress code's effecting my mental," etc. Overall though a strong album with a gritty East Coast edge and heavy rock grooves.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Intro/ What Up
2. Down Town [Listen]
3. My Own Thing [Listen]
4. What I Got To Say [Listen]
5. Toronto (Interlude)
6. U Don't Know Me
7. Manafesto
8. My Life
9. Feel It
10. Coffee Shop ( Interlude)
11. Slang Talkin'
12. Childs Of Light Ftr Jusachyl
13. Mana Zone (Interlude)
14. The Ladies Ftr Relic
15. The One Ftr Bre
16. Losing My Mind (Interlude)
17. Stressed Out
18. The Questions
19. Changes

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