Manafest just dropped new song called “Houses of Cards”. This song is taken from the upcoming album “Stones”, release date: July 21, 2017.


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Song lyrics:


Done screwing it up
Still a pain in my gut
Back on my feet
Never missing a beat



  1. Stones
  2. House of Cards
  3. Firestarter
  4. When the Truth Comes Out
  5. Find a Way to Fight
  6. You’re Gonna Rise
  7. Blow You Away
  8. Coming Back
  9. Merry Go Round
  10. Amplifier
  11. Won’t Give Up

About the band

Born Chris Greenwood, Christian rapper Manafest kicked-off his career with a rap-rock sound, but later he changed gears and rturned with a more traditional hip-hop style. Born and raised in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, Manafest made his debut in 2003 with the album My Own Thing. Glory followed in 2007 while The Chase arrived in 2010. The Fighter landed in 2012, introducing Manafest’s more-rap, less-rock sound. The Moment followed in 2014 with Manafest now firmly in the category of hip-hop. 2014 saw the release of the single “Let’s Go”, featuring Dave Stovall of Wavorly, followed in 2015 by his entirely crowd-funded eighth studio album, Reborn. In 2017 he released Stones, which marked a return to the more rock-oriented style of his earlier offerings.

Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world’s most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn’t just led to 300,000-plus album sales and four coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.

With such a wealth of experience and achievements, anchored by a rabid, tastemaking fan base, the singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater could easily put his feet on the dash and coast through the next career chapter, but considering he’s never been one to phone in the predictable, Manafest is taking a completely Reborn approach to his intelligent but ceaselessly contagious music throughout this fittingly named new album. Perhaps the chief catalyst in the ambitious leap forward comes from the decision to once again oversee his affairs, which after six albums within the major label system, has inspired a full circle season that mirrors the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist’s self-released debut a dozen years ago.

“The idea of going independent is a big deal, going back to my hip-hop roots is a big deal, returning to skating a lot more is such an important outlet for me, and then of course the whole concept of my faith is always all about being Reborn and starting anew,” muses Manafest of the factors that helped formulate the title. “I’ve done this for a long time, but at times I feel Reborn because I’m basically starting over. And I say that as someone who’s not jaded or broke, but as someone who’s happy and stoked. I still have lots to say and lots to create.”