On first listen, Manu Crook$ cannot be placed anywhere on the map. Although he has roots in Australia, his raw lyricism and seamless flow makes him sound like he comes from the south side of Atlanta. And with his breakout single "Everyday," he's been featured on radio stations all over the world — from Australia's Triple J to Zane Lowe's Beats One show. His newest single "Blowin' Up" is produced by fellow local Dopamine and rapper Miracle. It's an effortlessly mellow collaboration, and highlights those nights where your energy doesn't go down until the sun comes up.
The video takes place at night, yet still captures the idea that the real day begins when the darkness takes over. “We really just thought about what it was like when we were younger: late nights, walking to and from parties, service station runs and just hanging out wherever," Crook$ told The FADER over email. "The plan was to capture all of those moments and put them together into a music video.”