The first time I came across Manu Crooks' work was when he supported Denzel Curry on his Australian tour earlier this year. I became an instant fan. His sound goes beyond anything hip-hop artists are making in Australia, everything he does sounds like it could easily slide into the international market — 'Ridin'' is no exception.
In the track, Manu Crooks mixes strong verses along with a catchy hook where he unleashes a bit of singing. The fact that he has strong hooks is the reason why his sound is more advanced than what everyone else is doing in the country. If you look at any of the top hip hop tracks that are dominating the charts overseas, they all have catchy hooks. 'Ridin'' also features amazing production and a beat that compliments his vocals and lyricism perfectly.
Manu Crooks is set to unleash a six track EP entitled mood forever, which will be released on August 18. The EP will also feature production by Miracle and DOPAM!NE.
Listen to 'Ridin'' by Manu Crooks below: