Emanuel X an up & coming music artist proves rap can be sensual and make you want to take your partner to the bedroom. From his vivid lyrics to the choice of beats proves you can express your sensuality while spittin’ bars. He recently released a 14 song project titled ‘Savanna’ which you can check out by clicking the link below. Before we get into my thoughts on his project I did a quick interview so we could get to know him better. Here’s what he had to say!
Kristinà: What inspired you to start rapping? How long have you been rapping?
Emanuel: I really felt the need in my heart to make music. I felt like I was going through so much in my life and it needed to be documented and put out for others to relate to. The artists I was listening to could distract me from my pain momentarily but I noticed it became a healing, therapeutic process for me when I created my own songs speaking about my own life. I’m 26. I’ve been perfecting my skill since I was 18 and I’m becoming very successful with my music
Kristinà: Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
Emanuel: My biggest inspirations in music in no particular order are Kanye West, Notorious BIG, Nas, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Tory Lanez, The Weeknd and I fully intend on working with every one of them at some point in my career. I just have to stay persistent with my craft.
Kristinà: What are your personal feelings about this project?
Emanuel: Savanna is my heart and soul. It’s inspired by women for women and men who love women. They are God’s greatest creation, a direct line to be put into this planet in the physical form and I really value and appreciate women.
Kristinà: What were the emotions you experienced while writing and recording it?
Emanuel: Lust was the dominating force behind the album. I really want to make music that people can have sex to but also ride at night to, turn up to, vibe to and think deeply to as well.
Kristinà: How did you select each beat for the project?
Emanuel: Whatever spoke to my spirit I wrote to it. If it didn’t impact me on first listen it wasn’t for the album. Every single beat had to pull at my heart. I had to love every beat that was on this project because I wanted no filler.
Kristinà: What was your goal when releasing Savanna?
Emanuel: Visibility. Expanding and growing my fan base. Expressing myself. Growing and getting myself closer to my goal of winning the Grammy for Rap Album of The Year.
Now that we’ve gotten to know Emanuel X a bit let’s get into his project ‘Savanna’ . Almost every track samples a R&B song that will definitely have you giving your partner THAT LOOK! The first track titled “Party Line” features a Pretty Ricky sample with very blunt and straight to the point bars. Emanuel obviously speaks his mind with confidence in this song showing off his masculinity. Let’s skip to track three titled “Treat Them Right” , where its apparent that he’s had some bad relationships in the past that left him with trust issues. Due to those issues he comes off firm making it clear that if you’re not holding him down you’re holding him back. Bet not get in his way! In track six “Dreams Come True” Emanuel isn’t afraid to let you know that he dreams of being with a woman. Even gets vivid enough to express the desire of seeing her undress for him. His flow and choice of words compliments the feel of the song so well. This is definitely proof that you can express your vulnerability and sexuality while rapping. That’s what this entire project is based upon. I don’t want give away all the details but I can vouch by saying you should definitely take a listen to his project. Men grab the chocolates and flowers and ladies grab the grapefruit. Valentines Day is soon approaching and this album would definitely set the mood! You can take a listen to the project by visiting www.emanvelx.com ! Also check out his video “Human Nature” on our homepage and let us now what you think.
Written By: Kristinà