Manchild (rapper)

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Manchild
Birth nameGregory Scott Owens
Also known asSoulheir the Manchild, MC
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresChristian hip hop, underground hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1998–present
Associated actsDeepspace5, Mars Ill, Move Merchants
Websitewww.manchildinsider.com

Gregory Scott Owens, commonly known by his stage name Manchild (sometimes abbreviated as MC and previously known as Soulheir the Manchild) is a Christian rapper who works within the alternative hip hop genre. He fronts the underground and Christian hip hop group Mars ILL, is part of the Deepspace5 supergroup collective, and has collaborated with the likes of Christian rappers KJ-52 and John Reuben.

Name[edit]

Manchild describes the origin of the name Soulheir in "Manchild Speaks" (a spoken word interlude found on The Ringleader by DJ Maj): "I used to know this cat named Soulheir / But I offed him, now I use his name often / Manchild is the cat that you wanna be quotin'."

Website[edit]

In February 2008, Manchild announced on Mars ILL's forum that he was starting up Manchildinsider.com, originally a subscription only site that featured five new songs for $5 every month, with an option to pay for the entire year for $50.[1] In September, the blog was made public, with only the songs themselves sent privately to members who've signed up for the songs. "After starting up and running an independent label and all it entails, and after essentially being signed to a major [EMI] through Gotee, I knew it was time for a different chapter of releasing new music," Manchild told PerformerMag about why he decided to sell his music this way.[2]

In 2009, Manchild and Sean P released a collaborative album, Move Merchants, a name they also adopted for themselves, that includes some tracks that are explicitly Catholic hip hop.[3]

Guest appearances[edit]

Artist Title Album Year
Braille Brizzy "Microphone Rush" Shades of Grey 2004
Fred B "Quake 3" Ballpoint Composer EP 2002
Change "She Was" Tuesday Mournings 2005
Minamina Goodsong "Pollen" Four Farmer Circus 2005
GRITS "We Don't Play" Dichotomy B 2004
KJ-52 "Why" Collaborations 2002
Listener "FYI" Whispermoon 2003
"Decadence"
"The Leaf Sure Is Heavy, But You Have to Turn it Over" Just in Time For Christmas 2005
DJ Maj "Street Credibility " Full Plates: Mixtape. 002 2001
"Uappeal" BoogiRoot 2005
MG! The Visionary "Tis So Sweet" Sinner's Prayer 2000
"Liteshine (Declaring War)"
"Heart of Worship"
John Reuben "Thank You" Hindsight 2002
Playdough, Jurny, Raphi & Macho "You Don't Want That" Underground Rise, Volume 1: Sunrise/Sunset 2003
Sev Statik & DJ Dust "Walk Alone" Back to Dust 2007
Viktor Vaughn "R.A.P. G.A.M.E." Venomous Villain 2004
Ohmega Watts "The Treatment" The Find 2005

Deepspace5 contributions[edit]

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

  • From The Outside (4:28)
  • Spit Shine (4:16)
  • Lord Willing (5:01)
  • Black Magic (4:00)
  • Ohgeez (4:34)
  • Punch Drunk (4:38)
  • Killing With Kindness (3:41)
  • Beat The Rap (5:17)
  • Natural Selection (4:32)
  • All You Can Eat (4:13)
  • Geronimo (4:44)
  • Body Double (3:20)
  • And It Was Good (7:00)
  • Where Amazing Happens (5:45)

Deepspace5oul (DeepspaceSoul)

  • Deepspace 5oul
  • Lip Service remix
  • The Founder
  • Double Dog Dare You
  • Downtown Connects

Unique Just Like Everyone Else

  • Talk Music
  • Wingspan
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Truth Be Told
  • Half Hearted
  • One and the Same
  • City Scaping
  • I Don't Make It
  • Brilliant
  • Start Right Here
  • The Last One
  • One for the Road
  • People are people - single

The Night We Called It a Day

  • The Night We Called It a Day
  • Elementary
  • Stick This in Your Ear
  • Take the Rhythm
  • This Curse I Bear
  • Ziontific
  • World Go Round
  • FWords
  • Thinking By Numbers
  • If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

DeepSpace5 EP

  • Create To Devastate
  • Voice of the Guns
  • Hall of Justice
  • Dwell in Possibility
  • If I Laugh
  • Universal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listener". Listenerproject.com. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 31, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Artists". After Mass Records. Retrieved December 8, 2011.

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