Mann’s New Video For “Buzzin'” Featuring 50 Cent!
The first explosive new artist debut single of 2011 belongs to 19-year old West Los Angeles rapper Mann, whose “Buzzin’” jumps inside the Top 20 this week on the Rhythmic radio chart, with over 7 million audience and more than 100,000 iTunes sales to date. The video for “Buzzin’,” currently airing on #1 music site VEVO and every video outlet across the country, has amassed more than 6 million views.
“Buzzin’” is the first single from MANN’S WORLD, his high-powered debut album due this spring, featuring polished, exquisite production from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rihanna, Sean Kingston, Jason Derulo), Fingaz (Snoop Dogg), and Rob Knox (Justin Timberlake), among others. “Buzzin’” is based on producer Rotem’s chopped ’n’ screwed sample of the Nu Shooz classic “I Can’t Wait.”
Fellow UMG star 50 Cent, heard on the “Buzzin’” remix, has taken Mann under his wing, and ThisIs50.com introduced the young artist to Sundance Film Festival-goers with a gala party on Friday night, January 21st at The Yard in Park City. The next night, Mann joined the performers at the Paramount Pictures party. On Tuesday night, January 25th, he will perform halftime duty, sponsored by Power-106 radio, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, when the Utah Jazz meet the Lakers.
The next night (January 26th) Mann will be back onstage for a special headlining date at the Key Club in Los Angeles. It’s all part of a massive three-month schedule of appearances across the country from now until April, as Mann visits everywhere from L.A. to Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, San Diego, Portland, Tampa, Miami, Tucson, and more than two dozen other markets. There will be radio-sponsored personal appearances, club dates, concerts, even the third annual Never Say Never Festival down in south Texas (March 15-16th). Mann will also be performing twice a week at more than a dozen local L.A.-area high school basketball games sponsored by Power-106.
Mann has been honing his style on the West Side since age 14, picking up momentum over the course of numerous mixtapes and the chart success of an early track, “Text.” It’s all summed in his “every-day-is-your-birthday” philosophy, as heard on West L.A. Diaries Vol. 3: The Birthday Philosophy, the climax of his three-volume mixtape series. “My world,” he says, “everything is on the up and up. I appreciate everything that I have and everything that I’ve gone through to make it to where I am today. The world needs an outlet and the kids need an outlet to be happy. I feel like I can do that with my music.”
Mann’s life changed as an acting student at the Amazing Grace Conservatory, where he excelled and landed film (Ghosts Of Mississippi) and television roles (Married With Children) as well as the lead in several plays. After joining and separating from several local rap groups, Mann was discovered in early 2008, and subsequently signed to music industry power broker Steve Lobel’s A2Z Entertainment
Mann Featuring 50 Cent
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