This is the first time in the history of the Mutzig Star contest, a rapper reaches the final of what is regarded the biggest music contest of Cameroon. Manock Archimed managed to qualify for the final. At the end of a long competition, the young artist went through all elliminatory stages to the point of being among the six finalists of this prestigious contest.
Manock Joël Archimed is a young Cameroonian rapper and songwriter. The 26-year-old was born and raised in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, where he completed his kindergarten, primary and secondary, and university education. His passion for rap started in 2003 and grew with his environment, at home on the one hand. Indeed, some members of his family formed a “Generation Rage” group. Admiring, and eager to do the same thing, in the process, he begins to write rap lyrics that make him famous in his neighborhood. On the other hand, in the fairs, the open-mics and during the Hip Hop Fighter, the Business Week at the University of Douala, and during the release of the KOV RECORDZ compilation at Deido a few years ago. He perfomed that day with Alberto Les Clés and Metuschelah on the title “Croisons les doigts”.
With a hip-hop style and especially rap, Manock is an unconventional artist, rallyer and claimant. He sees rap as a culture, its nature, a way of life. “Rapping for me is like breathing spiritually”. The rapper derives his strength from work, perseverance and the Most High. Believer, the young rapper wants to make an impression by winning this 27th edition of the Mutzig Star contest.
Impressed by the positive feedback from the Bantus (his fans), galvanized by the support of the elders, Manock Archimed expects write the story. That of a rapper who is in final and who asks for the support of all the “guys” of the movement. A movement more and more solicited for some, and for others took power. Whatever the position, one thing is obvious : Manock Archimed participates in the final Mutzig Star contest on mid-December. Like a soldier on the battlefield, Manock Archimed will use the microphone to agree. Give him STRENGTH !