Man Parrish was one of the earliest figures in hip-hop to compelling argue for the producer as artist in a genre more recognized for rapping. After getting his start as one of electro’s most groundbreaking composers, he segued into production, house, ambient and DJing.
Manuel Joseph Parrish was born on May 6th, 1958 in Brooklyn. In 1971, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The following year he enrolled at the High School of Performing Arts where he studied theater. In 1978, he studied music synthesis at New School for Social Research. By then he was a regular at Studio 54. Through the connections he made, he got into making music first for gay porn.