Emtee – I Try
South African hip-hop artist Emtee has released his sophomore album, Manando, today
“I Try” is the first track we replayed while bumping Emtee’s new album “Manando” in the early ours of today and it’s arguably the most standout song on the album although the storyline is very familiar so it might not be promoted as a single.
The 20-track record is one of the most anticipated releases of the year in South African music, after his stellar debut, Avery, went platinum and earned him a number of awards including “Best Hip Hop Album of the Year” at the South African Music Awards.
Manando is named after of one of Emtee’s late homies, who the rapper says believed in him as a musician before everyone else did. The artist also pays homage to another one of his fallen friends on the song “R.I.P Swati.”
On “I Try”, produced by Ruff, Emtee raps about how he tried to become a man he is today and making his mother proud.
“Manando” also got a name drop on the track which makes it even more iconic.