Published on August 29, 2022 |
by Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson
Manny Photo and producer J57 have teamed up to release a new single “Ashtray” via Over South/Soulspazm.
The production on “Ashtray,” engineered by J57, is a sample-less piece with crisp drumming and a vibrant atmosphere that has a certain golden age nostalgia but an updated modern feel. J57 provides the perfect backdrop for Manny’s cleverly written lyrics and laid-back yet commanding delivery.
This is the first collaborative release from the two artists who have both individually achieved strong track records throughout their musical careers.
Manny Phesto has toured extensively since appearing on the radar with his critically acclaimed debut album. South side looking in. It has garnered a loyal fanbase through consistent features across dozens of releases, as well as a long list of national and international festival dates in the United States, Mexico, and Cuba.
Manny has shared bills with the likes of J Cole, Ice Cube, The Alchemist, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Curren$y, Atmosphere, Action Bronson, Aretha Franklin and many more.
J57 is a Brooklyn-based MC and producer, founding member of New York crew Brown Bag Allstars, label founder and member of hip hop and super group Jamo Gang with El Gant and Rass Cass.
J has been part of over 400 releases and got his way while working with industry veterans including DJ Premier, Atmosphere, Sid Wilson of Slipknot and many more.
“Ashtray” features a cameo by Sway Calloway and Heather B of SHADE 45, recorded during an appearance on Manny’s on the Sway in the Morning show.
You can hear “Ashtray” on Apple Music’s BARS playlist where it was created, or on any DSP via Soulspazm: https://soulspazm.ffm.to/ashtray
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