Surviving the trenches of Broward County, Florida, Mancito Telfort aka Citoman made his debut entrance into the crime and drug world at about 13 years of age. He first began rapping as a past time to crack jokes on would be comics and bullies in middle school. The first lines he ever used to diss' another student was coined from Ludacris with his own variation of "Stop drop kaboom rub cream on yo pimples'' and "they far from little" which threw the crowd into a frenzy at the lunch table. From then on he would occasionally rhyme here and there until a childhood friend told him to start writing rhymes. He never truly took it serious at that time but did it to just “kick it” with the homies.
As the years progressed Mancito “jumped in head first” into the street life landing him two prison stints for guns and drugs. While incarcerated in his second prison stint he took his spiritual life seriously and felt compelled by God that music must be his calling and vowed to turn music into his medium to divert young souls from falling into his footsteps. He performed his first shows ever while incarcerated at the South Bay Correctional Facility in South Bay Florida.
Utilizing his life experiences and his ability to craft words with phrases with unique style and delivery forms the basis of Mancito's music and lyrical style. Mancito grew up listening to Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Boosie and several others and has since realized in hindsight that music played a huge role in shaping his perception of the world growing up. He states “my communities leaders aren’t politicians, but the celebrities and rap stars”
Mancito states his #1 goal is to help disadvantaged and high risk individuals transition from the block to the boardroom by providing hope and motivation to those marginalized by society and/or growing up in tough situations whether they are trapped in poverty, drug addiction, abuse and even racial profiling. Mancito has coined the term "It's Time To Bypass The System" he states "because the system is impersonal and does not have the ability to love nor care for us". He is currently working on an E.P titled “Rise: The AfterMath” TBA and has Single’s lined up for release. His most recent being Water My Wrist.