Beautiful palm trees, crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, wonderful weather, and friendly people. This is what Jamaican people hear about in commercials and see on billboard ads, but beneath the surface lies the gangs, political struggle, armed police and poverty. This is the mother who gave birth to Ras Emmanuel. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ras Emmanuel grew up with music in his soul, performing and making radio dubs for local DJ's and local radio stations. As a young teen, Ras Emmanuel was selected to appear at The Red Label Wine contest to represent the parish of St. Catherine during time he was discovered by legendary DJ extraordinaire, I Roy. Ras Emmanuel earned money by working as a construction worker and fisherman. He also earned money by digging sand and pushing through garbage dumps to find salvaged metal and plastics. He made enough money to travel to the United States for the purpose of pursuing a career in music as a writer, performer and entertainer. Ras Emmanuel is very diligent and serious about his career spending countless nights in the studio, performing on subway platforms, clubs, and in parks. He has been asked to perform with some of Jamaica's finest, such as: Yami Bolo Glen Washington, Brigadier Jerry, Johnny Osbourne, Mama Nancy, Sista Carol Bounty Killa, Movado, Bennie Man, Lady Saw, Elephant Man, and Sizzla. Ras Emmanuel also opened up for the Legendary Roots Artists, The Abyssians and for Jamaica's Songbird, Sanchez just to name a few. Ras Emmanuel's music ranges from roots, dancehall, hip hop, and r&b. His versatility speaks of love, life lessons, and spirituality. Ras Emmanuel brings you a true "Rastaman Iration" and wisdom at it's best. Ras Emmanuel hopes to spread knowledge and culture to the African peoples of the world and all walks of life that cover the globe. He has been given the title as a "true lyrics deliverer" and "traditional storyteller". He speaks strongly to the ghetto youths and stopping the violence, family hardships and triumphs, national and international unity, Love and marriage and a strong connection to The Almighty. Ras Emmanuel truly expresses true greatness and genius, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready to enter the world of RAS EMMANUELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL on the BOOM album called: "Loving Enemies", featuring Queen Zebulun----Watch Out!!!