Manga Saint Hilare – Current Mood (prod. Nana Rogues)
Manga x Rogues are the realist. Each song is like watching Curb Your Enthusiasm because in some ways Manga reports on the thoughts that a lot of mandem are afraid to talk about. Not only that but you feel as though his words become your thoughts as we’ve all been there at some point.
I think the secret to Manga’s sense of listeners being able to relate to him is his method of humanising the delivery; using everyday words and phrases that the everyday person will speak and hear. I’ve said it time and time again, but this guy as a lyricist and creative writer is a genius. Same goes for Nana Rogues, and if you don’t believe me about Nana’s knack for capturing and conveying deep, subsonic emotive sentiments, go back and listen to some of the earlier collabs with Manga and also J2K’s ep, where his productions featured heavily.
These two are widely slept on by a lot of listeners but it’s only a matter of time until these guys who convey their insecurities, observations and life experiences for therapeutic purposes, escape the confines of the intellectuals and art aficionados to the wider plateau of popular culture.