With Los Angeles becoming a hot bed for new talent, don’t let this 20-year-old firestarter fall under your radar. After releasing Bad Decisions, Good Intentions, Mani Coolin’ wow’ed industry heads with the 2013 A3C hip-hop festival in Atlanta and CMJ in New York. Keep an eye out for him.
Standout: “Good Vibes” featuring Mibbs (of Pac Div)
Also check out: “Live.Love.Life”
And: “Won’t Be Long”
Name: Mani Coolin’
Hometown: Los Angeles
I grew up listening to: Dogg Pound, 50 Cent, Outkast, Ludacris, Bone Thugz, Jay Z, Nas, all types of rap music.
Most people don’t know I: dropped my first ever recorded songs and put it out as a mixtape when I was like 17 [Laughs]. Its called “Something Perfect.” Its findable on the Internet somewhere.
My style’s been compared to: I dont really hear about comparisons. Probably cause im not listening.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Good Vibes,” “Won’t Be Long.” Performing at A3C 2013 Fest in ATL and dropping my first official project Bad Decisions, Good Intentions this year.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: To make good music, timeless music and stick to my roots.
I’m gonna be the next: Hope for the youth.