MANGANI

MANGANI

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Mangani brings a unique flavor to Latin Hip Hop and Reggaeton- he was raised between the Bay Area in California, and Loiza, PR. Both are the home to critically acclaimed underground Hip Hop scenes, and his music embodies the best of both locations!

Biography

Born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Mangani is a Reggaeton/Latin Hip Hop lyricist/artist. Boasting a history of writing/freestyling/rapping since the age of 8, Mangani is working to establish himself as not just an artist, but a movement in the Reggaeton/Latin Hip Hop genres.

Raised between San Jose, California and Loiza, Puerto Rico Mangani has a versatile style which combines West Coast style gangster rap, Loiza style underground lyrics, and a toungue in cheek revolutionary consciousness. He rapped exclusively in English until 1993 when he heard what were then the first Reggaeton tracks, known back then strictly as "underground". With his brother, DJ Tito, by his side as the musical composer, producer, and DJ, Mangani (Then known as Ouija da Wicked One) and his rap partner La Sister (then known as Sh'killa, and who is signed to Machete Music, "Majestad Negroide"-2006) took the streets of Loiza by storm in the early 90's. They battled other local groups on street corners, bars, clubs, and house parties until they parted ways in 1998 due to Mangani joining the US Army.

Remaining an underground presence throughout the years, Mangani saw an opportunity with the gaining commercial buzz of Reggaeton in early 2005. He linked up with DJ Tito who was then dj'ing for a group in Madison, WI. They recorded several tracks with the group, and had several breakthrough performances including one in which the attendance record was broken at the legendary blues club "Luther's Blues" of Madison. It was the popularity of this show that led to the breakup of the group, and the re-establishment of Mangani as a solo artist.

Mangani has appeared in several collbaorations, mixtapes, podcasts, internet radio shows, even international radio. He just appeared on an official remix for "You Can't Stop Me Now" off of Bobby Digital's (The Wu Tang Clan's Rza) new LP "Digi Snax". Stay tuned for more from this versatile artist as 2008 will only bring bigger and better things for this hot new star which is breaking the mold of Latin Hip Hop and Reggaeton!!!

Contacts

Mickey Couvertier
CEO, Mangani Entertainment
President, Latin Hip Hop Commission
607-222-5965
mcouvertier@gmail.com

Lyrics

Lo Digo Yo

Written By: MANGANI

Coro:
2x
No importa si lo digo, si te lo dice cualquier otro
Mide el interes en mi rostro
Lo que importa es que al final yo me de a respetar
Y el que se pique que venge y le bajo el moco

Verse1:
Como cabra al sacrificio, como un vicio
acceptamos a lo comercial sin juicio
Tu indiferencia causa mi desquicio
Me mantengo en el sotano del edificio (en el underground)

Lirica y ritmo que rompe fronteras
El Afro-Taino plantando bandera
En las calle de Loiza, o un callejon de donde sea
El Embajador pisa esa brea

Cual es tu guille de intocable, tu "super mi" mania?
Que tu eres de donde diga?
Yo soy de Mediania
Que mucho flow de killa y no mata ni hormiga
Tu metes mas fecas que Acevedo Vila

'Chacho deja eso, tu propio alma entregas con un beso
No soy Catolico pero por ti reso (amen)
Y no lo cojas personal si te dejan de escuchar
Tu fracaso es solo parte del proceso

Coro 2x

Verse2:
Yo los dejo, si les gusta el lloriqueo, que hagan lo que quieran asi creo
Pero llamarlo Reggaeton es movida de c****n y los mas buenos siempre son los mas pen***os

Que bochinche!
Mangani, me mantengo simple
Fluido curao del alambique
Si a ti te encanta mi flow, let these other n****s know
Romantiqueo es pa mar***nes y b*****s

Cuando esto estalle muchos reclamaran la calle
Pero en las imagenes hay detalles
Separaremos a los metros de los del cacoteo
A ver si asi se aclara mi mensaje

Meng pero que co***es tiene este tipo
Esta guillao porque quien lo produce es Tito
Lo de Tito esta ca***n, te prepara con el son
Pero es Mangani quien le pone su gustito

Coro2x

Discography

"DJ Tito Presents HWY 420"- mixtape, "Puerto Rico"- Mangani ft. Ricanstrukta, Envi-1 (bonus track)

"No No Vales..."- Single ft. DJ Tito, 2005

"Si Tu Quieres"- Single, 2006- received radio play in Spain, New Zealand, and internet radio

"El Embajador del Underground"- Single, 2006, received radio play in New Zealand

"A Pure Heat"- Single, 2007, Stamma ft. Mangani (PureFire productions), received radio play in Canada

"Muevelo"- Torombolo ft. Mangani (off of Torombolo's 'Calibre' LP, Chamillion Ent. 2006)

"Yanuis the Beatmachine, Vol.2"- Mixtape, "Lo Digo Yo"

"DJ Tito presents HWY 420 vol.2"- Mixtape, "420 Anthem (Fumeteo)"- Mangani ft. Malian-T, "Tu Respiras"- Mangani ft. Malian-T, "Lo Digo Yo"- Mangani

"Fumeteo (solo version)"- Video single released on Youtube and Myspace videos (video features Mangani, DJ Tito, and Pablo el Poeta Perverso)

Wu Tang Latin Presenta "La Familia"- 2008

DJ Tito Presents HWY 420 vol. 3- not yet released, 2008

Set List

Typical set lasts 30min.

Most of the tracks mentioned in discography are performed in live versions along with unrecorded tracks.