J. Manifest: The Life of a Super Producer
Jerard Manifest Wiggins is the super producer that hitmakers go to become hip-hop superstars. Legends in the game, like T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and so many more, have all found themselves at J. Manifest’s studio. Unlike other producers who pride themselves on plaques, the North Carolina native credits his success solely on talent. “I never felt that I was focusing too much on being a legendary producer. I always understood that this is the hurry up and ”wait” business. Just remain productive until it’s your time,” Manifest says. Along with being a beatmaker to the stars, he is also a buzzworthy designer with his own clothing line, Kickz N Snarez.
Manifest, also known as Good Brother, and his musically inspired brand is the intersection of his favorite two attributes: classic shoes and epic beats. Through his clothing line, he is able to give aspiring artists an opportunity to understand what it’s like to be sponsored by a clothing brand, while also educating them on the techniques behind branding and supporting small businesses.
Whether fashion or music, Manifest always strives to be an inspiration. He explains:
“Instead of striving to be the best producer, my passion now is to be the best mentor. On my road to success, I didn’t have too many people I could get valuable advice from. I want to be the person to change that for upcoming producers and artists in the music business.”
And with a catalog that includes Rick Ross’ critically-acclaimed album, Mastermind, Wiggins reveals the ultimate satisfaction doesn’t come in trophies but the abilities to provide opportunities to others. He further explains, “Awards never defined me, however, it feels good to look at my trophy case and see that hard work has paid off.”
J. Manifest is currently working with new regional acts and creating new music for the future of hip-hop.