Started in Year
from Port Lincoln, South Australia, 23 year old Manaz Ill is both an internationally renowned battle MC and an accomplished song writer. Born with a degenerative eye condition which slowly left him blind, Manaz started rapping at high school in 2003, then began recording in 2007 as a part of a crew called Ill Vibes.
Having relocated to Adelaide in early 2010, Manaz hit the freestyle battle scene to build his name as a solo MC, clashing with established veterans and taking out first place in multiple competitions locally. Since then he’s gone on to become one of Australia’s most reputable battle MCs, competing on an international level against the likes of Dizaster, Illmaculate, Uno Lavoz and Anecdote, just to mention a few.
As well as maintaining an active presents in the battle scene, Manaz has shared stages with international underground legends including the likes of Louis Logic [USA] and Illmaculate [USA] alongside a host of other local heavyweights.
He’s battled Charron, Dizaster, Daylyt, Illmaculate, The Saurus — if you have never heard of Manaz Ill now is the time to catch up. Hilariously witty and incisive, he is a talented rapper with top tier abilities.
Battle to watch: Manaz vs. Charron – http://battlerap.com/opinions/2016/05/26148-2016-guide-to-australian-battle-rappers
Performed August 24 2019 featuring Mitchos De Menace, Manaz Ill, Alerts, Social Change, Shook, Dj Paniks, Boffa, Dj Prospeks, Dj Elfuentes
Dunn D, Polaroid, Mnopoly, Cranx-1, Gravity Ponds, Dynamic methods, Dudluck, Trumps and K21.
South Australia, Australia