Origin Story

Harlem born, rapper, and founder of the soulful hip hop music collective Black God Pantheon, Mandella Eskia is a premier talent in the New York City hip hop music scene. Son of esteemed activist Elombe Brath, Mandella continues to be inspired by his Pan-African roots, which fuel the power that he effortlessly and affectionately speaks about in his music. 

Having opened for the likes of J. Cole, Wale, and KOTA The Friend in venues such as The Nokia Theatre, The Knitting Factory, and The Bowery Electric, Mandella’s magnetic stage presence has allured live audiences from New York to Portland, Oregon.  

His latest releases, Bury Me in Gold Volume I & II, which have a combined play count of 100k plays across all streaming platforms independently, are a testament to a voracious hunger for his singular content.  Hip Hop.