Emanuel Lamar Akins started music at a very young age, growing up in the Midwest region throughout the suburb and city of Illinois. He realized his passion for music started with mixing his own tools and utensils in beat patterns, as well as his first keyboard at the age of 5 years. His struggles brought him closer to achieving his goals in music. At the age 17, Akins wrote his first song called "Don't Forget Me", which inspired others and pushed him to continue writing and producing for other artists, as well as himself. Emanuel goes by his stage name E-MANN and has been active for 6 years - working on his craft as he continues to build his buzz on a long journey for success.