via Indie Shuffle
words by Tobias Handke
2017 has been a massive year for Sydneysiders Manu Crooks and Anfa Rose. Crooks has risen to the upper echelons of the local hip-hop scene with the release of his highly praised debut EP Mood Forever, while the mysterious Rose continues to release intriguing tunes with a new full length project on the horizon. To celebrate their successful years the two have teamed up for two songs, “Presence” and “All I Need,” to round out the year.
Of the two “Presence” is my favourite, just. Produced by Crooks and frequent collaborator Dopamine, the track continues Crooks knack for choosing energetic trap infused beats with a hint of darkness. Both Crook’s and Rose bring the heat as they put fake woman on blast and look to focus on the positives going forward.
Crooks and Rose are two of the most impressive MCs in Australia and have yet to put a foot wrong, with 2018 shaping up as the year the two breakout as not only local stars, but as international acts.