“Album of the Year” – NPR’s The Current
Manny Phesto, a hip hop artist of Puerto Rican descent based in Minneapolis, MN and Southern California has been busy in the last couple years. He’s been featured on the bill at Soundset Music Festival (now the worlds largest all Hip-Hop festival), toured throughout the islands of Hawaii on the Intra island Music Tour twice. He played Summerset Music and Camping Festival in Somerset WI, Saturday In The Park 4th in Sioux City, co-headlined the 5 state 14 date HiGH MiNDS Tour as well as the 20 date Back in Session Tour. He’s played a festivals in Havana, Cuba and Mexico City. He’s started a legal cannabis business in California all while collaborating and preparing to release new music. Manny has performed on Sway Calloway’s Sway in The Morning show, and interviewed or appeared in pieces with Pitchfork Media, XXL, B Real TV, SKEE TV, Hip Hop DX, and more.
Manny writes with an honest, relatable and unfiltered perspective, enabling him to reach fans and critics alike. His music explores life’s ups and downs and the motivations that drive people through them. Manny’s views are shaped in part by his upbringing in a working class family of artists and organizers. Manny’s music recently has been focusesing on the struggles of spending so much time away from his loved ones in another state with the goals of forwarding his career. The personal, professional, financial and mental sacrifices he’s made.
Manny’s latest visual release Young Bro is available here for streaming and download. You can see Manny’s next live performance 3/17 in Austin Texas for SXSW! Details on show page.