The moment we have all been waiting for as Emtee The Hustla finally commissions his sophomore album. Titled “Manando,” this project of musical art is by all standards a fitting follow-up to Emtee‘s massively-successful debut album, “Avery.”
In fact, not many musical artists can boast an award-winning debut album as Emtee. However, not many artists pack the musical abilities, talent, craft, depth and artistry of the Ambitiouz Entertainment golden boy.
The self-proclaimed Trap god has been on just about all of our listens lately. However, that statement is coming from a positive side of assertions.
Emtee has been on some roll that is never ending and that’s to the joy of his army of loyal fans.
As if those screamer’s weren’t enough. Emtee is one of South Africa’s most-featured Hip Hop artists. He has gone on such collaborations in recent times with the likes of Stogie T, Nasty C, Sjava, Gemini Major, Sequel, Makizar, FlexBoogie, KLY and DJ Maphorisa, Flame and a world of others.
That Emtee is so much in demand has to mean something right? This is why the “We Up” star is ever-ready to square it up with distractors and haters; some of whom have tagged him a ‘one hit wonder’.
Well, the “Avery” album was no fluke and with the abilities still in-born, the album won some of the biggest awards in the continent including Best Rap Album at the South African Music Awards. Emtee is now expected to shut down the industry with the “Manando” album. We can already feel the buzz, comments of music fans, the tour, and even the awards.
More importantly, with the guidance of one of South Africa’s foremost imprints in Ambitiouz, it is without an iota of doubt that the “Manando” album is already a smashing success.
After all, Emtee kept the faith and stayed with the label after several high profile departures including A-Reece, B3nchMarQ and Fifi Cooper.
Many pundits will agree that step was the right one and it is now payback time to be catapulted back unto the top echelons and trends of the rap game.
The “Manando” album is a 20 track piece and you will see Emtee switch between just about several topics that you’d definitely find something to relate with. From messages of ‘love gone sour’ on “Me and You,” with Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage, to living up the dream for the hood on “Ghetto Hero.”
“Bambelela” and “Corner Store” are rock stars of the album, while “RIP Swati,” which featured Sjava, Saudi and Njabulo is an emotional piece. Once you realize the exceptional musical chemistry with Saudi, then you know “Summertime High” is one masterpiece as well.
In fact, this is one project that you’d have on replay mode without a single second of boredom. Now, who even needs a playlist when you’ve got an entire body of work to dissect and digest? Our musical devices have now been placed on lock-down mode till further notice.
Overall, Emtee‘s project is one that holds a promise of re-defining the current phase of South African Hip Hop and we wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a cornerstone of an industry that is challenging for global prominence.
Checkout the album tracklist below:
2. I Try
6. Ghetto Hero
7. All Night
8. My Crown
9. My OG
13. Corner Store
14. Ubuya Nini
15. Pour Up
18. No More
19. Take Flight
20. Thank You
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