Official Biography (courtesy of Eazy)
Living is the truest art form there is - it's God-given from birth. Therefore, life is the greatest canvas ever given to anyone, and it's up to you to paint it vividly. Eazy, born "Emmanuel Little", looks to give the listener glimpses of his life through lyrics. In his own words, "I feel like everyone has a compelling story to tell, but it's too many artists out there who aren't telling it - rather, they're presenting to you a story they think you want to hear. I feel like reality is always more interesting than fiction, so this is me, 100% non-fabricated, unadulterated, uncut, raw, and pure."
As the son of two ministers, Eazy grew up in Macon , Georgia immersed in southern Black church culture. This background permeates through the soul of his songs as he raps about his own personal struggles - whether it be professionally, financially, or even spiritually. During his years as a college student, he developed a penchant for writing lyrics, starting with poetry and slowly gaining more of a hip-hop influence seemingly with each line. This poetic foundation is evident not only in the style of his verses but also in the spoken word interludes that captivate listeners. Music is often the best form of catharsis, and Eazy definitely puts the beats to good use as he pours his soul out for the world to feel. As he says in the Outrolude from his well-received debut project The Public Speaker, "not professional yet, not cuttin' no checks, so really this is just a confessional". Indeed, it's about the love for the music and the relief it brings. Having been influenced by the likes of such soul artists as Sam Cooke and Erykah Badu and also by hip-hop acts such as Goodie Mob, Outkast, and Common, it's no surprise that he often takes the form of a griot narrating a real-life tale through music - resulting in an intensely relatable experience.
Eazy released his first solo project, The Public Speaker for free on September 18, 2009. Despite being unable to afford the resources readily available to other artists, he decided to create the music anyway to avoid bottling up his passion, resulting in an rewarding musical journey into the soul of a young man with dreams and lofty aspirations. The concept behind the project is that no matter who you are, as an artist you are a public speaker. Whenever you grab a mic and record your vocals for the world to hear, it's important to make everything count to make an indelible mark on those generous enough to listen. Simply put, Eazy plans on making sure you remember every word.Chris