The 411 Magazine Issue 6 - Page 35

- MANU CROOK$ - DIFFERENT LEAGUE Whilst still a relative newcomer for the UK circuit, African-Australian rapper Manu Crooks has developed a strong following in hip-hop. 2017 proved to be a whirlwind year, which included the release of his debut EP ‘Mood Forever’, Australian tours with both Stormzy and Tory Lanez and Manu’s own headlining Australian tour sponsored by Noisey. His music has been spreading globally with the video for his breakthrough single Everyday closing in on 2 million views on YouTube and the video for Day Ones also passing the 1.5 million mark, whilst Spotify streams for both records are over 1.5 million each. Manu Crooks closed out 2017 by teaming up with close friend and collaborator Anfa Rose for the double drop of Presence and All I Need, which have since amassed over 1.2 million streams respectively.