It has taken a while for Manga to really establish himself, despite being an affiliate of the legendary Roll Deep crew, having working relationships with the likes of Wiley and DJ Target, it has been his own persistence that has helped align his style with a developing fanbase. His Outbursts From The Outskirts project steadily helped shine that light brighter, gaining the attentions of peers also, as he looks prevail further. With a new found focus and a few headline shows under his belt, he returns with the balance in Good Over Evil..
“anytime I win..we do, I swear on my life I’m working hard..so one day my mum don’t need to..”
It’s fair to say that he has found his lane, as the scene has evolved, so did the sound, and with a larger audience, less rules, more freedom for individuality means someone who carried the torch for maintaining substance and expanding the content of Grime itself, Manga can flex his lyricism and storytelling to greater heights. That’s exactly what Good Over Evil brings you, produced by Drae Da Skimask, with it’s traditional Grime beat, cushioned with the vocal sample and strings, it allows the MC to skip over the beat with his introspective tales. His flow not only commands the track but acts like an instrument, as he skips on beat, added with the content (which is is important to him), along with the comfortability he has found within himself, allowing him to flow freely and deliver with more assertiveness. Also it’s authenticity, as he speaks on normality, providing a more realistic take on society, rather than an exaggerated theme thats become common today.
Though OFTO is still doing numbers, this new track leads towards a potential new project on the horizons, and at a time where other styles and sounds are under question, the positive element of artistry that Manga brings to Grime is certainly welcomed.