Artist Submission Fibril Mansaray email: gibrilville@gmail.com Gibril "Gibrilville" Mansaray is a Akademia Award winning, recording artist, and multi faceted entertainer. Born in Accra on November 27th 1981, Gibril is the son of Sarah and Mohammed Mansaray. His father is from Sierra Leone and mother from Ghana. Gibril’s interest in performing begun at an early age. He grew up with his family in Nigeria,Togo, Benin and Ghana. From his fathers massive record collection to his big brother’s love for reggae music,he gained an appreciation and understanding for music that would later influence the sound he will create in years to come. In 2009 Gibril collaborated with M1 (Dead Prez), on his first single titled "Streets of Africa". The record was recorded and produced by billboard topping producer for "P .Diddy’s I need a girl" Coptic. Later that year, Gibril held an audition at "smash studio" in Manhattan, where he put together his first band.The Band’s future almost came to a short end in 2011, when Gibril was picked up by immigration officials and Detained by immigration, customs and enforcement (I.C.E). He was facing deportation charges back to Ghana, for remaining in the US for over a period of 10 years. After 9 long months of detention( by I.C.E) he won his long battle with immigration and was finally released under supervision on March 9th, 2012 back into the united States. He jumped right back into the studio and on On September 26th, 2015 he released "The Foreigner J.J.C. Deluxe" .The Album is accompanied by a documentary on YouTube. Gibril continues to assert himself as a trailblazer in the creative world. He has finished working on his new album called "BLACK CADILLAC SEASON 1". He jumped in the studio and produced the album with his band.Season 1, is mixed by Gordon "Commissioner Gordon" Williams whose resume includes multiple Grammy Awards and numerous Gold and Platinum albums.The Album will be released like a mini series with 4 Episodes in each season.It is set to be released in June, 2016.

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Black Gorbachev is the callsign of Philip Jean-Pierre. I drew my first picture at 12, had my first class at 15; and got my first rejection letter at 20. Beyond all reasonable thought, I ignored the chance of becoming an initiate in a Nepalese buddhist order porcine, llama, and cattle husbandry monks and part-time artisanal bar soap, and yak hair toupee sales person, to remain an artist.