Emanuel Brown
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Emanuel Brown

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"Emanuel Brown's Debut Album The News Review"

Virginia’s own Emanuel Brown has just dropped his first full-length offering of all originals titled, “The News.” Relocating to Seattle almost five years ago, Brown has been building his name in the local scene. This album is a huge stepping stone for his life and career, after just having his first child.

Emanuel Brown has been low-key thriving despite life not giving him the best breaks. This album tells a story about where he comes from, what he’s seen, and who he is today. The dude is presenting us with some straight up newsworthy work. “The News” takes you on a spacey, vibing, sometimes dark journey through the lens of Brown. He reels you in with a reverb-filled, down-tempo boom and bap. Then you’re tossed into a bass-filled old-school hip-hop beat. This album’s got the grit of VA with the wet, sauced-up vibes of Seattle that produce memorable hooks.

Brown highlights the struggle of growing up in hard times in Virginia, yet finding hope and “good news” to share with the world. Sultry saxophone and horn samples ring in the void on several tracks of this album. Emanuel Brown reported that his living Seattle for nearly five years has birthed more opportunities in the game than he ever had back in Virginia. This album took him two and half years to complete, while so much has been happening in the rap scene in Seattle.

Brown works with local artists such as the homie B-Boy Fidget who he recently performed with at Nectar Lounge. Brown also highlights that he’ll be releasing up to five videos for songs off the full-length. Keep it locked for updates on those videos, and coming show dates! - Respect My Region

"Peep the "Killaz" Video by Emanuel Brown and raise a glass"

Last week Emanuel Brown gave us the second music video from his debut album, The News. The track, “Killaz,” is one of the more somber cuts on the album that serves as an anthem for everyone in the struggle. The music video weaves together three stories of what it’s like to be grinding behind a bar, a desk, or out in the streets doing whatever necessary to get ahead. You’ll notice the Mobb Deep sample “to all the killers and the hundred dollar billers” rings truer and truer as the song keeps playing.

Since putting out his debut album in late September, Emanuel Brown has been staying busy. Aside from this video and the prior (with allegedly three other videos coming for cuts off the album,) the guy did a full set on Rainier Ave Radio, as well as a few shows around town. This Virginia transplant is proving that you can make a name in Seattle with the right initiative and well-made tunes. Peep the video below and enjoy Brown’s ethereal bars and the wavy saxophone samples.The lyrical narrative Brown purveys on “Killaz” is one that’s applicable to nearly anyone living a day late and a buck short. The video follows three different dudes stuck in their own situations with little hope of escaping. The song itself speaks to the mindset we can all fall prey to that inhibits us from moving forward in life. This is the kind of song you raise your glass to, or pour a little out for.

The video was shot by Real Renisans and features smooth direction and editing from Fuego Gatsby. Fuego’s been seriously grinding lately, also working with the homie B-Boy Fidget on his most recent music video, “Congratulations.” This group of hustlers seem like they have a lot more work hidden in the vault they’re going to slowly release when the time’s right. - Respect My Region

"Fresh C needs to know "Friend or Foe" in new single Ft. Emanuel Brown"

“Friend or Foe yo state your biz!” In this lyrical west coast inspired track Fresh C links up with Emanuel Brown to show Seattle some love. Fresh is a California native that resides in Arizona, while Emanuel came to the 206 about six years ago. But, don’t get it confused, Emanuel loves this city and wants to do it proud. Stating that Seattle has “birthed more opportunities” in hip-hop than Virginia ever did.

So, which are you? Friend or foe? That’s what Fresh C wants to know as he grows in the rap game. With that growth comes a lot of attention and people approaching him but, with success comes those vultures who want to take what you have and profit for themselves. Hustling “25/8” Fresh ain’t got no time for that and he definitely doesn’t have to waste. State your biz and if it doesn’t feel right then to the curb you go.Friend or Foe” is a catchy track where the more you listen the more you fall in love with it. With a chorus that hooks you in right from the beginning, once this song starts you won’t want to stop listening till the end. This is a true hustlers track, driving that message throughout the song, Fresh and Emanuel built themselves on their hustle and you can learn a thing or two just by listening.

With true grind and hustle anything is possible and these two are a perfect example of this. Whatever you dream or goal is always attack it 100% and you can achieve anything. So anytime you need some inspiration, or a reminder of what you can achieve, just hit play on this track and sit back for a moment and take in the knowledge. - Respect My Region


Still working on that hot first release.



For years, Emanuel Brown has been crafting and sonically perfecting and structuring his own unique sound and original perspective on Hip-Hop, R&B and the music industry. As a creator and enthusiast of music, he has grown to appreciate the craft and aspires to share his vision and musical knowledge with all types of musicophiles (lovers of music). Aside from being a Recording Artist, Emanuel Brown is an avid songwriter and provides audio production services and artist development advice for local Seattle artists. The late twenty-year-old rapper has a peculiar late 80s early 90s new-age style which is embodied and recognizable in his work.

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