FREE MIXTAPES DON’T’ PAY THE RENT
Artist: The Manor
Record Label: N/A
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After the banger of a mixtape that was ‘The Manor’ the trio have set the bar yet again.
Whether you’ve just awoke, in the car or getting on it, the second official mixtape from The Manor, comically named ‘Free mixtapes don’t pay the rent’ will be the first 11 tracks on your playlist.
“The only shirt I worry about is what my team is, they say fuck swag I’m the only one who means it”
The first track ‘Fuck Swag’ paves the way for the following 10 tracks beautifully offering a musical introduction to the lad’s day to day lives. It makes for a refreshing change to hear a realistic take on life and not the standard mainstream Hollywood nonsense that fills the charts today.
“I weren’t fostered but I’ve got a white brother, cause Danny graft’s fam never ever saw colour”
‘Andi Peters’ is the first track off the album to have a video and rightly so. I feel it acts as the summer anthem of the mixtape portraying how the infamous Splosh Gang like to wind down after a hard days graft by drinking tea, smoking weed and loving life. Listening to the lyrics you can how close the group are, seeing each other as brothers and not just mates.
“It’s been a long time coming, for the ravers, ALORS EN GRAFT, EN GRAFT”
Translating from French to English meaning then we graft is the 7th track and is the track I hope to see chart in the near future, this would be massive in the club scene. It’s one of the few tunes today that everyone I know loves. The Lads Army smashed it! I have a feeling this is the track that gets prime position on a lot of people’s party playlist.
“Summer time piffing in the moonlight… Lads Army, fuck what my girl says”
Till the summer goes out is a perfect way to finish the mixture off. One of the reasons I love this track is, just like the whole mixtape, myself and the team can relate to it. There’s nothing better than being with the lads, having a laugh, beer in one hand and snout in the other.
With other tracks such as ‘surving the splosh, ‘avin it larse’ and ‘Alton towers’ this mixtape has got to be my favourite of 2012 and the fact that they released it as a free download leave no excuse for you to follow the link and hear it for yourself.
For those who are not from the manor here’s a link that may help fully appreciate The Manor a lot more; http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/docs/html_cockney_english.php
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Words by Sam Moore (@SamUrbanVibe)