Emmy Gee

Emmy Gee

Music

Background

Emmanuel Nwankwo, known by his stage name Emmy Gee, is a Nigerian rapper based in South Africa. His debut single, “Rands and Nairas”, peaked at number 7 on South Africa’s official music chart. He started recording music at age 16, and started working with producer Shizzi in 2004. He co-founded an entertainment and clothing apparel company known as TeamtalklessEmmy Gee has currency from two of the most influential countries in Africa: Nigeria and South Africa. He’s got the literal kind — the paper stuff you use to make it rain while chilling in mansions and convertibles — and the social kind. As rapper/singer Emmy Gee, he’s advancing hip-hop culture in both places.

“Rands & Nairas” is his new single with Ab Crazy and DJ Dimplez. It’s straightforwardly about he and his TeamTalkless crew acquiring moolah by the bucket, which is a bit of a cliche in rap. Nonetheless, the beat is crisp and infectious. It’s hard not to make comparison’s to DJ Khaled and Drake’s “I’m One One” both in sonic grandeur and in the lavish living depicted in both videos. Emmy Gee is still an up-and-comer with only a few singles under his belt, but with ”Rands & Nairas” and a couple of appearances opening for Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean, he’s one to watch.

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