Focused, conscious, intelligent and composed – just some words that come to mind when watching Manga Saint Hilare’s "Sounds of the Verse". The Roll Deep MC drops by Sir Spyro and 1Xtra to reveal a well crafted 140 second piece of lyrical art, and the get go sets the tone:
“I roll with family, no friends. I don’t owe my success to no ends. And I weren’t trying to die for where they put mumzy, that’s backwards it don’t make no sense.”
Over a calm 140bpm produced by frequently collaborator Maxsta, this skilled artist reflects on his past and breaks down thoughts on the world we live in: stress, childhood, direction, materialism, the roads and social media. A truly wise and well-constructed contemplation of issues in both reality, and via the internet.
After releasing an incredible body of work with producer, Sir Hiss, Outsiders Live Forever, Manga continues his consistency in grime – his sound; his lyrics; his progression. This freestyle runs parallel and is a great depiction of his own development, maturity and where his mind’s at.