Splitting his time between Paris and Montreal, 21-year-old rapper Manast has been making a name for himself with a voice that straddles the shredded, autotuned style popularized by Future, and the melodic wails of PartyNextDoor. We first heard him alongside Montreal vocalist ZéFIRE on “XXO” by RAGERS, and it turns out this emerging talent has big plans for 2016.
Flexing on an underwater trap beat, Manast rides a wave of his own creation on this brand new track, produced by Kezo Gv, the aptly-titled “Blue Wave.” “The inspiration came from the current lifestyle of the collective I’m a part of, La Ligne Bleue,” Manast told Complex via email. “We are showing the people how we’re rocking and living our art. We’re surfing on a good wave, and I just wanted to express it.”
Listen to “Blue Wave” below. Stay tuned for a brand new EP from Manast, dropping spring 2016.