Virginia's own Manny Pokitz, an artist of the rising SlumParadise collective, has released his latest single called "Stones". The heavy hitting track features a colossal bassline and guitar riff, supplemented by Manny Pokitz's gut-punching raps filled with pop culture references ("Game of Thrones" for one). The haunting riff in conjunction with Manny Pokitz's lyricism will intrigue you enough to play it back again and again. The video for the single features scenes of earthly destruction that connect with the thematic nature of the song.
Manny Pokitz and his SlumParadise collective come from Richmond, VA, home of artists such as Blak Kray and Divine Council. Like these artists, Manny Pokitz and Slum Paradise have a unique musical perspective that they wish to bring to mainstream America. Putting the community first separates the collective from most of their other immediate contemporaries.
Once you've listened to this track enough times, be sure to follow Manny Pokitz on Twitter (@MannyPokitz), familiarize yourself with his music and aesthetic, and prepare yourself for the imminent release of his new project.