Dijon Shariff Thames, AKA MANN, is a promising young emcee from West Los Angeles, California. You may recall his singles "Buzzin" with 50 Cent and "The Mack" with Snoop Dogg and Iyaz. He founded, owns and operates the independent imprint Peace Life Quality Recordings, which is currently home to Tone Oliver and BEeFF.
Since stepping foot in the rap game in 2008, MANN has released four albums and six mixtapes, having collaborated with the likes of 50 Cent, Ty Dolla $ign, Skeme, Shawn Chrystopher, Jason Derulo, Audio Push, Kid Ink, Kram D, Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, Travis Porter, Cassie, Trev Chase, Clyde Carson, Dizzy Wright, Matik, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kevo Da Kid, A2TheK, YMTK, Buddy, Bobby Brackins, Problem, Casey Veggies, Jetpack Jones and more.
MANN is currently working on his latest studio album, titled The Grey Area, which is slated to drop in 2014. Get familiar with his PeaceLife movement, y'all. Love is back.
- The first album MANN ever bought was Lil Wayne's debut, 1999's "Tha Block Is Hot".
- MANN began rapping at the age of thirteen.
- MANN's 2010 single "Buzzin'" made the Top 20 on Rhythmic radio stations across the country.
- MANN's favorite album of all time is Mase's 1997 classic "Harlem World".
- MANN is quite short, standing at 5'4".
- MANN was discovered by record producer, publisher and songwriter Jonathan Reuven "J.R." Rotem.
- MANN has seen much spiritual growth since stepping foot in the game.
- MANN's biggest musical influences are Mase, Lil Wayne and Andre 3000.
- MANN's first album was titled "Mann's World" and dropped overseas in 2010.
- Love is back.
- West LA Diaries Vol. 1: Vintage Cutz2010
- MANN's World2010
- West LA Diaries Vol. 3: Birthday Philosophy2011
- West LA Diaries Vol. 2: Near Life Experience2011