Over the course of two years, Maryland teen rapper YungManny has had some of the most detectable evolutions in the DMV rap scene. It was clear early on that he had the intangible ability to draw attention, whether that be from music videos that replaced the use of guns with power drills, or being able to channel the energy of straight-to-TV teen films with his narrative visuals. His music has gotten considerably better too, as his flows are starting to come off a bit more effortless than before, and even on tracks that feature him showing off his ability to harmonize, he's found a groove with contagiously smooth melodies.
Today, on The FADER we're premiering a new track and video that lines up with the latter. "Blessings In Disguise" finds Manny singing about the pain that comes from being into someone whose feelings don't match yours. The track will be featured on Manny's forthcoming EP, Confused, which is due out on May 27. “Everything about my life has been accidental (don’t take that the wrong way lol)," Manny said in an email. "I’ve been at what I thought was my lowest and worst points, and somehow God flipped the switch in my favor. In this hook, I’m talking about a girl who I really admire and adore, yet she doesn’t feel the same way about me. It indeed sucks, but I’m just hoping the pain ends up being a Blessing in Disguise (true story)." Watch the video above.