Growing up being inspired by other Bay Area artist such as Sly Stone, Tony Toni Tone and E-40, Mani dreamt of being a part of something that represented unity, but also showcased freedom of expression and individuality. Upon returning from college Mani joined forces with several dynamic Bay Area musicians, singers, producers and all around influencers to form Brave Area.
Mani’s beat driven melodic underground sound is somewhat generation-less, with lyrics that find a natural bridge between power and vulnerability. His 2015 release ‘The Unauthorized Biography of Ella Mae’ serves as evidence that Mani and Brave Area are elevating Hip Hop music and everything that it influences. In the winter 2016 Mani would release full length LP through Empire distribution ‘Last Marauder’. In 2017 after touring in Europe Mani joined forces with DJ Flow to release their joint album ‘RAWK’.