“. . . a rapper from Ghana who’s as smart as Talib Kweli and as funky as Kanye West.” —Star Tribune
From Accra, Ghana, to the 612. Ghanaian immigrant Kwame Tsikata, known as rapper M.anifest, was named City Pages “Songwriter of the Year” for his joyful, elegant, and sneaky, slightly snarky rhythm and rhyme. Mastering a seductive sound that gels West African roots, hip-hop, and soul with promise-filled lyrics that touch globally recognized themes of love and life, M.anifest is “out to be the best rapper of any nationality” (Star Tribune).
Movie: The Senator Was Indiscreet
Directed by George S. Kaufman
In his directorial debut, playwright Kaufman spoofs the machinations of an ambitious but bumbling senator (William Powell) making a bid for the White House. When his bawdy, tell-all diary goes missing, the senator and those named in it must keep it out of the hands of the opposition at all costs. 1947, 16mm, 75 minutes.