Listen to Manu Crooks’ New Playlist Shining A Light On Five Breakout Artists

Manu Crooks has steadily grown to become one of Sydney’s most respected names in hip-hop, releasing a string of powerhouse singles, collaborating with ONEFOUR, B Wise and Hooligan Hefs, and earning the approval of names like Stormzy and A$AP Ferg. At the centre of the rapper’s rise has been a strong belief in community, collectivism and lifting each other up.

In the spirit of Manu’s community-minded approach, and in collaboration with Chivas Regal’s ‘I Rise, We Rise’ campaign, the rapper has curated a playlist shining a light on five breakout artists from home and abroad who are rapidly making a well-deserved name for themselves. Have a read of Manu’s thoughts on each artist, and then check out the playlist below and find your new fave.

Black Sherif – ‘Kwaku the Traveller’

The delivery on their songs is A1, refreshing to hear someone sing about pain in the raw form like the Sherif does.

Kamaliza – ‘Zanzibar’

Recently got put onto Kamaliza, from West Sydney too. Solid tracks, especially on long drives. Could listen all day.

Babyface Mal – ‘Daughters & Sons’

Fresh and effortless swagger this guy brings to the Aus rap scene, the potential to do some wavier tunes is there!

Eli Derby – Left on Read EP

Solid RnB record as a whole from the LVRN crew.


A wavy joint about stacking chips!

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