Often considered one of the best rappers in Africa, M.anifest (fondly called M Dot) has always been one to challenge the archetype. His career has been a progression, from his earlier punchline-traditional tendencies to his current literary/philosophical bearings. No doubt coming into his place as a veteran.
His latest offering “Rapper 101” is one of such challenge to the norm. Earlier announced on his Twitter account and then released to YouTube, “Rapper 101” is M.anifest’s first single since November 2018’s “Feels”.
The song was first released after pressure from fans to M Dot, asking him to share details about his upcoming EP, The Gamble. “Rapper 101” was produced by MikeMillzOnEm and it represents a satirical take on the normally accepted concept of a ‘rapper’ and what it takes to achieve that status.
Although it is a song which provokes laughter, its theme is serious as it poses the question: surely a rapper is more than this, no?
Stream the single below