Mandella Eskia

Bury Me In Gold Vol. 2 continues to show Mandella’s ability to span a crazy amount of flows, content, and production. With a few shows in NYC this spring, the buzz for Mandella and his new album is only going to keep growing!”

Cole Burkhardt, Respect My Region

Hailing from Harlem, Crimdella (now known as Mandella Eskia) is one of the more political and culture-forward MCs on our list. His music is firmly rooted in African-American history and the struggle for black liberation, with rhymes reminiscent of the “conscious” strain of traditional New York hip-hop.”

Cassidy Kakin, DJbooth

Anchored by single “Kente”, the project also has a bevvy of features to give each track its own unique spin. “Bury Me In Gold Vol. 2” is an exceptional showing from beginning to end, and definitely worth every single play that you give it. ”

Allen Halas, Breaking And Entering


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.

Similar Artists include Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Mick Jenkins, Push T, Kanye West



Total Combined Streams To Date- 150,976K (Youtube, Soundcloud, Facebook, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal etc) 

Opening main stage performer at Billboard’s hot 100 festival.

Opening performer for The Farside (formerly known as The Pharcyde) at Sony Hall.

Currently at 40k followers and counting on Tok Tok. 
Featured in Italy’s “Why Not Magazine” both in print and online.  As well as "10 Underground NYC Rappers Keeping Boombap Alive", Huffington Post Presents Bars, Deli Magazine NY, Brapp TV (UK),, No smoking media. 

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