Australia's Manu Crook$ is an African-Australian rapper turning heads from England to the US. Having just come off tour with Stormzy, he kept his buzz going by dropping his engaging debut EP, mood forever. Driven by Crook$' fuck-all personality and loyalty to his community, the EP lives up to its name as an exploration of the depth of emotion of a trap beat. The project is a succinct snapshot of Crook$' promising career. You can check out the EP here. In support of the EP, he puts together a cinematic visual for the lead single "Day Ones."
Directed by Jaen Collective, the visuals offer a detailed look into the Australia music scene, with Manu Crook$ as your guide to navigate the artists who make the scene so vibrant. Should someone ask 'what does the music scene in Australia look like?' point them in the direction of this video. If you're looking for an artist that's putting on for the international scene, Manu Crook$ is the one to crystallize Australia as an unexpected hotbed of hip-hop talent.