Having received an accolade of praise from tastemaker sites such as i-D, The Fader and Pigeons & Planes, as well as his contemporaries including Big Boi and ASAP Ferg who brought him on stage during a recent Sydney performance, Manu Crooks is quickly becoming the face of urban music in Australia.
. He released his debut EP last year and consequently toured his home country with both Stormzy and Tory Lanez before headlining his own Australian tour sponsored by Noisey. His global reach was extended upon the release of breakthrough single ‘Everyday’ which is closing in on 2 million views on YouTube and the video for ‘Day Ones’ also passing the 1.5 million mark, whilst Spotify streams for both records soar beyond 1.5 million each. Manu Crooks then closed out 2017 by teaming up with close friend and collaborator Anfa Rose for the double drop of ‘Presence’ and ‘All I Need’, which have since amassed over 1.2 million streams respectively.
Currently embarking on his ‘Mood Forever’ World Tour taking in his opening dates in Canada, Manu Crooks‘ enthralling versatility as an artist is one of his main attributes as he is able to draw upon, yet distinguish himself from, the hubs of US and UK Hip Hop. His Australian upbringing has enabled him to draw on authenticities that the Hip Hop scene thrives upon, whether that be through his non-conformist outlook to his experimental ear, „separating himself from the lower divisions” (Clash Magazine). Performing dates throughout April to June across Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and France, Manu Crooks is destined to break down borders and „make a significant impact on the international scene.” (Complex)