Emmanuel was born on in Cincinnati, OH. Growing up a PK (preachers kid) kept him in the church. During this time he developed a great love for singing and other things creative. After graduating from high school he went to a few different colleges. Although Emmanuel didn’t mind working hard, he desired to express himself creatively. He went back to school for audio and video production. After graduating, he was hired by Radio One in Cincinnati as a producer, working on some of the most popular talk shows on Soul and worked himself into the position of Assistant Program Director.