“Manando is the reason why he did it. After listening to The Hustler, I feel as if he’s talking to me, from telling me different stories about his struggles in Avery, to how life changed and how great life is now. That’s how beautiful his music is. He, again, makes it in my top 5 current favorite artists as he did with Avery. I’m a proud fan”- Tazo Mbuzi’s first reaction to Manando.
EMtee The Hustler has released his second album titled ‘Manando’. And what an album it is! This album follows his debut album, Avery. Named after his son, Avery received multiple awards and reached platinum status in just seven months.
The 25-year-old trapper/rapper who entered the music scene with ‘Roll Up’ is back with a 20 track album, something music fans last saw on Cassper’s Tsholofelo. The album features Tiwa Savage, Njabulo, Saudi, and Sjava. He worked with a number of producers too; Lunatik, CoKayn, Tweezy, RonEpidemic, Lisa, Christa, BizBoy and Ambitiouz Entertainment residential producer, Ruff.
The biggest question nowadays before an album drops is always one concerning whether the artist will be singing or rapping on it. On the first official single from Manado, Ghetto Hero, eMtee sings, and we thought that would set the tone of what the rest of the album might sound like. We were wrong. He followed this single with Corner Store which is way different and impresses the most with how switches his flow, wordplay, and that left us admitting ‘this one is definitely for the streets’.
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The next single to drop is very crucial. Already there are tracks that standout as candidates for the next single, namely; Plug, Me and You, Bambelela, Jets, Ubuya Nini, No More – just to name a few.
On the album, eMtee touches upon his everyday life, from personal experiences to a high level of deep-felt emotional connection with the listener.
With this being his 4th project after two mixtapes (The Introduction 2008, D.I.Y 2014) and now his second album after Avery, the African Trap Music artist is definitely on the right path and seems destined to make waves across the continent. We wish him the best with his latest project!