Los Angeles rapper Mani Coolin' is gearing up to release his debut album, Hope4TheYouth, which follows his consistent output of music over the last few years, a highlight being his 2013 mixtape, Bad Decisions, Good Intentions. Today, Complex premieres the first record off the project in "Free My Mind," which finds Mani linking up with fellow West Coast MC and buzzing Dreamville/Interscope signee Cozz.
The two rappers coast over the hazy backdrop, mixing hopes and dreams of fame with a sobering reality that Cozz sums up well: "I been a broke nigga once and I ain't going back." Production comes courtesy of Jay Kurzweil and Meez, two burgeoning acts in their own right who work frequently with Mani and Cozz, respectively.
UPDATE 2/20/15: The video for "Free My Mind is now available. It's directed by SEVENEIGHT and features Mani Coolin' and Cozz getting into mischief in the streets.