- Artist: Mani Coolin'
- Track: New L.A.
- Producer: Ashton McCreight
- Album: DJBooth Freestyle Series (#55)
Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including stars of today like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Now, it's back for a second round.
The 55th entry in the relaunched series comes courtesy of Mani Coolin', a Los Angeles native who is fresh off the March release of his Booth-approved project, Hope4theYouth.
Over the production stylings of fellow La La Land resident Ashton McCreight, the buzzmaking emcee performs straightforward, confident bars on New L.A.. Fred Lozano provides original artwork to accompany the freestyle.
Mani will soon be announcing details and dates for a small headlining tour, in addition to releasing several visuals from Hope4theYouth