When choosing a pseudonym to scribe on walls and other prohibited surfaces throughout the country, Mane Rok never once considered its reflection on his life.
Mane Rok. The first,a double entendre referring to hair, in particular that of the King of The Jungle and a throw to ‘main,’ as in “most important-principal.” Rok, however unorthodox the spelling, the word embodies what he does, and what he represents, stability, and a solid nature, even in the face of mistakes.
Mane Rok learned the business from the ground up by working with his revolutionary group ManeLine, which also helped him receive the honor of sharing the stage with major acts such as Gnarls Barkley, Gza & Ghostface Killah of The WuTang Clan, Tha Pharcyde, De La Soul and many more. While being a part of the “best crew” (Westword Best of 2009 Edition-LIFE Crew) in Colorado, circumstance finds Mane Rok moving forward on his own, finally cultivating the solo career he promised himself
Mane Rok takes on the foundation of his music literally, “With this solo effort, the difference is the foundation lies solely with me. Song production is something I’m doing all on my own.”
With the EP, the aim is to portray specific transitions in Mane Rok’s life. When creating pieces of the song, more personal messages are translated through his writing. A sneak peak video of the lead single “Troubles” Dir By Eric Heights (Credits include music videos with Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Aceyalone, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion and more,) has found its way on line at youtube.com/manerok and a second video which was created for Fox Sports Network entitled “A-Game” from the 3rd quarter EP release “En Stereo” with 3 The Hardway producer Es Nine is also available at vimeo.com/manerok