MANILA GREY - No Saints On Knight Street

BC: Top 10 of 2021

by Ben Boddez

Alt-R&B and melodic rap duo Manila Grey took home the 2021 Juno for Breakthrough Group of the Year after dropping this sophomore project, and they continue to add a distinctly Canadian voice to the ongoing psychedelic rap craze with some expert-level braggadocio. It’s a blast to hear the trendy style interspersed with some hyperspecific Vancouver references, but the real treat is the interplay and synergy that could only come from a couple of childhood friends, Neeko’s deep vocals bouncing off of Soliven’s higher tone.