Ten Hawkins, the exceptionally talented rising star from Saluda, South Carolina, has released his brand-new album, The Manuel Garcia Chronicles. This electrifying collection of tracks follows the success of his previous single, “Pump 3”, and marks a significant milestone in Hawkins’ musical journey.
From his early days jamming to the beats of iconic artists such as 69 Boyz, Uncle Luke, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, 2Pac, Biggie and DMX with his mother, to crafting his own rap verses in the third grade, Ten Hawkins has been immersed in music his entire life. His commitment to the craft and his unyielding passion for contributing to the culture he loves shine through in every note of The Manuel Garcia Chronicles.
Having navigated through the musical landscape with projects like Too Busy Standing Out (2014), Unwanted Melodies (2015) and Heart Collage (2017), Hawkins has consistently pushed the boundaries of his artistry. The 2019 release, Inspired By You, showcased his growth and introspective songwriting, exploring themes of betrayal, heartache, love and new beginnings.
The Manuel Garcia Chronicles is a testament to Ten Hawkins’ personal and musical journey. Delving deep into his own life and that of his father, the album is a fusion of experiences, emotions and stories rolled into one compelling musical narrative. Hawkins shares, “This project is very personal and gives fans an idea of who the man is behind the music. It’s a combination of my life and my dad’s life rolled into one big album.”
Listeners can expect a rich tapestry of soundscapes, masterful lyricism and an immersive journey through the chapters of Ten Hawkins’ life. The Manuel Garcia Chronicles is not just an album; it’s an experience, a reflection of the artist’s authenticity and a celebration of his roots.