WRATHMANiK is a beats (WRATHMATICS) and rhymes (MANiK THA MC) duo that is dope as fuck. Far from new-comers, these two have quietly amassed impressive catalogs. Wrathmatics has released five solo and collaborative projects which distinguished his unique sound as a juxtaposition of nuance, dust, and transparency. MANiK has released over 40 projects. His first solo effort (CREep) set it off. Combined; the two have cultivated over 50 releases which translate into over 400 songs and nearly 200,000 streams. The duo’s first release “1,2” tells the story of young rhymer attending his first show and discovering just how dope this game can be. Complete with slick flows and haunting production, one thing is abundantly clear – WRATHMANiK is playing for keeps.
Once upon time Wrathmatics tweeted a clip of a beat he was working on that had an ill Nas sample on it. It caught the attention of MANiK tha MC who responded with as much stoke as one could fit into 140 characters (well, technically 128 after @Wrathmatics). Shortly thereafter Wrath’ reached out stating he had an idea for the concept of the song and if MANiK could deliver on that idea the beat was his. The idea was simple enough, as is true with most good stories, the track would be a linear tale of a young aspiring emcee baring witness to a truly dope rapper for the first time. MANiK took the idea and ran with it, borrowing elements from his real life experience with seeing a dope emcee that first time. Ten years prior (when he was first formulating his earliest raps) he had seen Talib Kweli at The Boardwalk and it had a profound impact on him. “…Almost retired, instead I was inspired” (1,2 – Verse 3). He sent over a rough draft the next day and Wrath’ was on board. The two recorded the song and then slowly came to the realization that one track wasn’t going to be enough, this was something special. It what seemed like no-brainer they pushed their names together and the duo was formed. “1,2”, and its stellar remix, are merely the tip of the titanic sinking iceberg. Spin it for yourself and tell me you’re not itching for an LP.