6 Songs, 22 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his Auto-Tuned voice and woofer-cracking bass, Manu Crook$ is a unique figure in Aussie hip-hop. Mood Forever has the power and authenticity to bridge Down Under and the Dirty South. Tracks like “Ridin’” and “Touchdown” are dashboard confessionals over wavy trap production. “Day Ones” and “Romeo” make his intentions more clear, detailing the spoils and conflict that come when you’re a rapper on the rise.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his Auto-Tuned voice and woofer-cracking bass, Manu Crook$ is a unique figure in Aussie hip-hop. Mood Forever has the power and authenticity to bridge Down Under and the Dirty South. Tracks like “Ridin’” and “Touchdown” are dashboard confessionals over wavy trap production. “Day Ones” and “Romeo” make his intentions more clear, detailing the spoils and conflict that come when you’re a rapper on the rise.

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About Manu Crooks

Manu Crook$ is a rapper and producer whose output is comparable to contemporary rap out of the Southern U.S. more than that of his native Australia. Coming up, the Ghana-born, suburban Sydney-based artist was surrounded by rap music and was part of a dance crew. As a listener, he was particularly fond of North Carolinian J. Cole, who inspired him to develop his beatmaking and rhyming skills simultaneously. Beside friend and fellow producer Dopamine, Crook$ enjoyed a bit of a breakout in 2016 when the self-released "Everyday" was added to the playlist of homeland radio powerhouse Triple J. Just prior to the end of that year, follow-up "Assumptions" was spun by Beats 1 Radio's Zane Lowe. Several singles, as well as Mood Forever, a six-track EP, were released throughout 2017. ~ Andy Kellman

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Ghana, Africa

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