itsamanswrld: Bridging Cultures and Emotions Through Music

Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing itsamanswrld, an artist whose music is sure to make waves. Raised in Brussels, itsamanswrld hails from Senegal, infusing his music with a rich blend of cultural influences.

We discovered him thanks to “rendez-vous” shot in his home country, a delight for our ears with its sunny mix of Afro rhythms, soul, and hip-hop flair. Embracing his African roots, the song bursts with vibrant colors while incorporating original elements that propel his sound into the future.

The video takes us to Senegal, where we discover his story, and the landscapes he grew up with, neighborhood of Pikine.

itsamanswrld‘s music transcends borders and genres, offering a unique blend of cultural richness and emotional depth that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who listens. As we await his insights in our interview, it’s clear that his artistry extends far beyond just the music itself:


Welcome to our redaction ! Tell us who you are and how you started music?

I’m itsamanswrld, also known as Mans. I’m a Brussels-based artist who has been creating music since 2020. My father is Senegalese, and my mother is Burundian. I grew up in the western part of Brussels. I started making music in high school, crafting my first verses in an atmosphere filled with hip hop battles during lesson breaks. However, it wasn’t until 2020 that I really began recording my songs. Since then, I’ve been on a marathon, exploring new genres and pushing my creative boundaries.

What inspires your creation and writing?

Life, in general, inspires my writing. The struggles and the benefits that come after tough situations fuel my creativity. I draw inspiration from the societal stigmas and traumas that many of us endure. This pain becomes a source of energy for my work. Often, a simple image from my daily life or a beat can spark a melody. I’m particularly inspired by people who face significant challenges yet remain determined to fulfill their missions on earth.

Do you have a specific creative process?

I don’t have a fixed creative process. It depends on various factors and my perception at the moment of creation. Ideas come to me daily, so when I’m immersed in the process, I need to feel and share my thoughts. This immersion can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. Producers send me beats, or sometimes we collaborate to create the music together.

How would you describe your latest release?

“Rendez-vous,” my latest single, was released at the beginning of the year. The song is about the inspiration to do things right, hoping to see friends out of jail, envisioning a better world, and addressing mental health issues. It’s a hymn to determination. In the hook, I mention drinking my pain away with bissap juice, a natural sweet drink from Senegal, as a healthier alternative to alcohol. This track, produced by Unclegilz, perfectly captures my drive to improve daily. I shot the video in Dakar in Pikine the neighborhood where I spends most of my childhood, also in goree island the first plan of the music video is the goree island. I also went to Kedougou next to the mali it was a long way to also take shot on Dindefallow Falls so this low budget music video is a Rendez-vous into my univers.