We had the good fortune of connecting with Manny and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Manny, why did you pursue a creative career?
Ever since I was young, I naturally gravitated towards the arts. I started drawing my first sketches when I was 4 years old and was thinking about composing music when I started elementary school. Not long after that, I joined band to further enhance my musical capabilities and I can honestly say that band was always the highlight of my grade school days. If I wasn’t thinking about music or writing my own sheet music, I would be sketching my ideas on paper. I also would always used to listen to all different variations of music which further expanded my horizon of sounds. All in all, I knew that when it came to choosing careers that I wanted to do something that aligned with my passion, and the arts/music is definitely where I would want to be.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When it comes to art, I just know what looks good and sounds good. I thank God for the talents that he has blessed me with and as a result I am able to create anything out of nothing. I started making beats and engineering on an old FL studio version, and after long hours of studying I was able to make some crazy beats and mix tracks on a near professional level. I still have much to learn, however I was able to do these things with limit resources. It was not easy at first, but I couldn’t sleep at night without coming up with any solutions. Through my story I also want to prove to people that you don’t have to spend that much money when starting music; you just need to work really hard with what you have. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give huge shout out to my brother @evalegacy who has been supportive of me and who has provided me with so many beneficial resources for me to be able to stay productive. We have a label called Legacy Music Gen. Also would like to give a shout to my manager @1940drew who has definitely went above and beyond to get my music played and put me in positions to network.

Website: https://linktr.ee/19manny7
Instagram: @19manny7
Twitter: @theboi_manny
Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCw76hMbKkUEn6OEP2osI_nA

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