Up-and-coming rapper Mannydaop’s life story may seem all too familiar, but his dreams are far greater than the aspirations of most artists in the industry today. More than just being recognized and appreciated for his brand of music, the New York-based rapper wants to bring pride to his birth city, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mannydaop started making music at the young age of 13, inspired by his brothers, who have always been rapping inside their home for as long as he can remember. Aside from the music influence within his family, he is highly motivated by the culture of Cambridge: a city that has given birth to so many creative musicians who are often overlooked in the music industry. The young artist is making it his personal goal to give credit to his beloved Cambridge for being a safe haven for so many gifted musicians. When people think of Cambridge, Mannydaop wants them to think of it as a music hub like Atlanta and New York.
Mannydaop is best known for his single “Narcotics,” which he launched on YouTube two months ago and has generated 4k views since then. A month ago, he introduced another single called “No Capp.” A week after, he released his single “Ammunition,” much to the delight of his followers. As he continues to create authentic songs that music enthusiasts can easily relate to, he is unknowingly attracting more and more fans who find solace in the messages of his songs.
Most of Mannydaop’s music is influenced by the works of Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, NBA YoungBoy, and Lil Durk. With a lot of help from his brother, he was able to go to music events that inspired him to pursue his dream to become a rapper. Seeing that others like him achieved their aspirations by not giving up easily, he is committed to doing the same until he makes it someday. However, more than the fame, the exotic cars, the VIP access to exclusive events, what Mannydaop loves the most is spending hours and hours making music inside a studio. He can go as long as 15 hours straight inside a studio.
After putting out three music videos, fans can expect new ones from Mannydaop to come in the next few weeks. Just recently, he was in Miami with SkinnyFrmDa9, shooting some of his new videos. He also did collaborations with a couple of sound engineers, producers, and rappers to release at least eight to ten more music videos between September and October.
In the coming years, Mannydaop hopes to be able to establish his own record company and recording studio that will promote not just his music but also that of other aspiring young artists such as himself. Understanding how challenging it can be for new artists to find their footing in the music industry, he would like to be instrumental in helping them achieve their dreams. Through his music, he wants people to see that there is a way for them to keep off the streets and do something meaningful in their lives. Whether it is through music or sports, what is important is that they choose a life where they can be the best versions of themselves.