In anticipation of a new release he's offering for free on his birthday this month, Twin Cities rapper M.anifest leaked one of the tracks to City Pages this week -- an unauthorized re-fix/remix of Shafiq-Husayn track "The U.N. Plan". "Get Away" will appear on M.anifest's upcoming project The Birds And The Beats, to be released for free on Nov. 20 (download after the jump).
"It's from his brilliant release 'Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka' - which is one of the best and most inspiring records I've heard this year," the Ghanaian-born rapper writes. "I've refrained to call it a mixtape because it was previously a full length of 14 original tracks i was going to release. It's now a 16 track digital-only album - 14 original tracks and 2 re-interpretations of a D'angelo track and a Shafiq Husayn track."
So why give it away free, you ask?
"It's me and my musical team's gift to the people. All hail the music-for-free movement!"
The rapper asks that in return, readers consider giving to one of his favorite charities, Young Entrepreneurs Africa.
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