Live Vibe

Live Vibe

BandHip Hop

This Hip Hop duo combines Street knowledge and melodic Soul so smooth that people who wouldnt normally listen to this genre of music are still compelled by it.


Live Vibe Consists of Manifesto Universal and These two thought provoking emcees hail from Chicago's Southside and joined forces in 1997 through an underground talent den in Elgin, Illinois known as the "Rec Center". Live Vibe provides consistent musical flavor, unique lyrical wordplay, and unparallel microphone cadence. By balancing crafty verses and versatile topic matters, Live Vibe can easily switch gears from radio ready street anthems laced with clever south side Chicago wittiness to heartfelt soulful classics. Live Vibe's high-power energy will also get the clubs jumpin by providing vibrant urban poetry with a blend of fine-tuned tracks that ride gracefully and smoothly through your ear drums.

These thoroughly complete emcees not only have impressive charismatic mic-command, but also have a relentless work ethic and bangin beat guaranteed to give your speakers an intense workout. Live Vibe has been influenced by growing up listening to Chicago's diverse musical background such as: James Brown (king of funk), Curtis Mayfield (a pioneer of soul), and R. Kelly (an R&B favorite). Live Vibe encompasses all fashions of Hip-Hop (East Coast, West Coast, and the dirty South) to form a never before witnessed combination of genres and styles.

Musical Background:
Live Vibe has performed at various venues in Chicago and its vast surrounding area. Just to name a few, Live Vibe has performed for capacity crowds at the Double Door, the New Fifty Yard-Line, Planet Mars, Subterranean, Divine, Empty Bottle, and rocked the stage at Nine 8 with the infamous K-Solo. Live Vibe warmed up the mic and captured the crowd for the Beatnuts at Joe's in the fall of 2002. Live Vibe definitely had the crowd jumpin out of their seats at the Hothouse in the summer of 2003. Live Vibe took Elgin, Illinois by storm when they performed at Anthony’s in the spring of 2004.

Awards and Achievements:
Both Live Vibe artists (King HIT and Manifesto) respectively placed 1st and 2nd out of 32 of Chicago's fiercest emcees in the "Who's The Illest" freestyle battle in the winter of 2002 at the Subterranean. awarded Live Vibe with hottest new artist of the month in May 2004.

Live Vibe was awarded 1st place on for hottest Hip Hop collaboration with an R&B artist in 2000-01 year for the song entitled, “What Was a Girl to Do” by Mzteek featuring Live Vibe. They held 1st place for 16 weeks straight.


(2003) Vibe Hour Volume. 1 Mixtape
(2004) Vibe Hour Volume. 2 Mixtape
(2005) "It is ....what it is..." EP

Set List

Our Setlist varies depending on our performance time. We like to give our audience a well rounded view of who we are by a mixed set of original songs and a lyrical showcase over old school, as well as, new- school beats with original content. We also implement spoken word, and a section where our dj gets to take our audience on a tour thru Hip-Hops growth