Born in Richmond, VA, Warren “MANNY” Willis moved to Palm Bay, FL at the age of 9.
Raised in a family of singers, it wasn’t hard for him to surround himself in music. At the age of 11, he found Christian hip-hop by way of KB’s ‘Weight and Glory’ album and immediately fell in love with it. He had goals of running a channel on YouTube where he promoted CHH and helped indie artists until one day, at 14, his mom suggested that he could do hip-hop himself.
It was a crazy idea to him, but he loved it. He wrote his first EP and created his artist name/ alter ego, MANNYWILLIS (it was between that and GXLDXNBXY. (GOLDENBOY)).
Now, he has developed his sound, using his youthful aggression to make points in his music and like Timothy, using his youth to reach all. He spent the latter half of 2018 perfecting his producing skills so that he drops nothing but bangers. He has much in the works with many artists and is happy for the connections, but always keeps in light that he does everything for God’s glory.