Emmanuel Jal Week: Day 4 "No Bling"
No Bling: I had just arrived in England and it was very difficult to get a record deal. Every record company I would have a meeting with would say that I needed to get a strong image, and be similar to artists like 50 Cent, The Game or Nas, that I should make music that people can buy. All I could think to myself was that I couldn't talk about fun and materialistic things when my people are dying. I went to the studio and got into a discussion about what had happened at the meetings I had had that week, and so No Bling came to be.
As you can see this isn't your everyday hip-hop. Even if you don't like rap you can agree that he has something far more important to say than his contemporaries. You can learn more about Emmanuel's incredible story, preview some tracks from Warchild, find out where to see him live and more at his - Myspace page.