Obese Records’ latest family member has been blazing a name for himself since 2005. From his early work with the group Equills and local Melbourne outfit Illzilla (fronting the group on their debut EP and Wasteland full length), Mantra’s captivating flow and intelligent lyrical connections continue to elevate his status as one of Australia’s most talented MCs as touted by both artists and fans. Mantra gives us an exclusive sneak peek at Self-Destruct featuring Promoe, a track off his upcoming album Speaking Volumes, out September 9th.
Having established himself with his group efforts alongside guest spots on acclaimed work by Chasm (2008’s Beyond the Beat Tape), Urthboy and Diafrix, Mantra’s history speaks for itself. With unmatched freestyle ability and a war chest of influences ranging from Jehst, Pharoah Monch and Mos Def to Hendrix and Otis Redding, Mantra is ready to once again break out with this highly anticipated release. Fuelled by unmistaken talent and a passion for the discipline Mantra is back Speaking Volumes. The fist single from Speaking Volumes entitled Got Me Wrong feat.Parvyn Kaur Singh will be available on iTunes August 12.