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Toronto, Canada

Chris Greenwood (best known as Manafest) is a rapper from Toronto Ontario Canada.

He is also a skater, which led to his career in hip hop; after an accident in 1998, he took time to focus on rap and was noticed by Trevor McNevan of Ontario-based band Thousand Foot Krutch. This led to his signing to an internationally distributed label, BEC Recordings, and debut release Epiphany, which was made primarily of West Coast hip hop with several rapcore outings in the vein of Limp Bizkit.

He released two independent albums, Mislead Youth (2001) and My Own Thing (2003), prior to Epiphany in 2005. He has toured in Canada, the United States and Ireland to date.

His second album, Glory, emphasized rap-rock elements with more Linkin Park-esque nu metal, and included more authentic hip hop stylings.

Central themes of Manafest’s music include nonconformity, hip hop culture, and walking with God.

Manafest says in regards to Glory that: “I wanted to allow all of my influences show on Glory. Musically, I wanted to blend the appeal of Linkin Park, Sum 41, and The Beastie Boys. Vocally, I wanted to merge that with popular hip hop à la Eminem and Kanye West. But beyond musical influence, I wanted to reflect on the issues around me in the most positive way possible. And whether I am talking about the loss of loved ones and abuse, or breakdancing and skate culture, it’s all for the glory of heaven.

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  • Vulgaira-

    Yesterday 9:10pm Reply
  • sergeant008

    Nice Christian Rapcore

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • milka7x

    Just discovered this artist. Impressive ! [2]

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Karkoid

    Шикарно

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ira_Yakubovska

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MysteryMushroom

    Just discovered this artist. Impressive!

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MoDesT-

    Cool

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Meloman_san

    Pushover и Never Let You Go лучшие! ♥

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BiNu-Rock

    go listen to "overboard" way too underrated here =)

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • gosha22rus

    Wanna Know You должна быть у каждого, уважающего себя, варкаутера страны.

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • xundr

    "Nooo don't push me awaaaay!" Спасибо FlatOut! :D

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • S_Charlie

    @HaveHeart1k он же профессионально катался на скейте, в итоге после серьезного повреждения ноги он долго в кровати провалялся,ну вот и решил завязать (ну не совсем завязать, конечно) и пойти в рэп (хотя по стилю его треки скорее рэпкор) .

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • HaveHeart1k

    А что за несчастный случай-то?

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TheEternalMind

    Impossible хорош, но во многом благодаря Тревору, хотя и этот парень неплох

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Dengaar

    Not Alone \m/

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • problem_39

    Retro Love<3

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • S_Charlie

    i'm in love with his music ! excellent !

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • manafest94

    "После несчастного случая в 1998 году, он решил посвятить себя рэпу" - теперь понятно, почему у нас в России столько рэпа.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TotenStilliha

    русские форева

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • imCoala

    Renegade *-*

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
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