Simantha Supunsiri Manimendra also known as "Mex Cortez" is a rapper born and raised in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania but originally from Sri Lanka. He is 25 years old and has made a name for himself as one of the best bilingual rappers performing in both Kiswahili and English.
Growing up on Tanzanian Hip-hop, his favorite artist was One the Incredible and was also strongly influenced by Eminem. Initially, Mex only wrote Kiswahili raps while still in school but his foreign influences led him to experiment with both languages which he's become a master at and hailed by the industry as one of the finest to ever do it.
Mex has performed at events like
- The Lounge
- The Nyama Choma Festival
- Alliance France
Mex's lyrical abilities has quickly made him connect with Tanzanian HipHop Icons like A.Y and Fid Q for collaborations and he is also acknowledged as a top artist by the Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones. With the bilingual rapping skills, he has recently got the attention of the legendary HipHop Artist "Cassidy" who included Mex's song "Barbender 3" on his mixtape called "WHO GOT BARS VOLUME 2".
Mex's upcoming debut studio album, MONSOON WINDS is led by the single "One Night" which has proved to be a favourite among the ladies.
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