Identified to the Christian Hip Hop neighborhood as Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Emanuel Lee Lambert Jr. is ringing in 2023 with a brand new identify and self-titled album, Emanuel, that proves hip hop is not only for the youth.  Emanuel, a sonic journey by way of Emanuel’s complete profession, together with years spent as a classroom-trained percussionist, is launched in partnership with Blended Bag Leisure.  Emanuel is obtainable wherever music is offered and streamed on Friday, January 27, 2023.

The album Emanuel focuses on the intersection between two worlds.  The world of Emanuel, his beginning identify, and Immanuel, the Hebrew identify given to Jesus Christ.  Boasting collaborations with Fred Hammond, Todd Dulaney, Aaron Cole, Dante Bowe, Tamela Mann, Maranda Curtis, Wealthy Tolbert, PJ Morton, Yolanda Adams, and extra, this album reminds listeners that no matter their state or station of life, the best confidence one can have is understanding that God is “Immanuel,” – The God who’s with all by way of each season of life.

The discharge of Emanuel additionally introduces the retirement of his artist identify, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., and the beginning of transferring ahead beneath his given identify, Emanuel Lambert.  “Being older and wiser makes me really feel extra stripped down and susceptible.  Da’ T.R.U.T.H. is robust, and he is aware of it.  Emanuel is extra like one of many guys.  I’ve been considering for the previous 4 years that that is one thing I needed to do, and this was an ideal time,” shares Emanuel.

CEO of Blended Bag Leisure, Gary Crockett, states, ““Working with Emanuel has been thrilling. Seeing him together with the Gospel greats bridge the worlds of Gospel music with hip hop is a conduit to deliver Generations collectively. This album speaks to the problems of life however giving an unlimited celebration of hope in every music.”

With a profession spanning 20 years, Emanuel has offered over 1 / 4 million data worldwide and toured or collaborated with a few of Gospel and Christian music’s premiere artists.  As a number one voice within the music trade, he has been dedicated to utilizing creativity within the arts to share his religion & life experiences.  He has gained 4 Stellar Gospel Music Awards and is GRAMMY and DOVE Award nominated.  Moreover, he serves because the CEO of the newly fashioned leisure firm, NXT Company.

Emanuel’s lead single, “Set The Bar,” is a robust and thought-provoking monitor that begins with an orchestral string composition.  Upbeat and intense “Set The Bar” takes listeners on a journey from humble beginnings within the trade to his present standing.  He highlights one of many biggest challenges of longevity: the viewers expects the artist to remain the identical.  On this closely string-driven music, he makes an enchantment, difficult his listeners to permit him room to evolve and develop as an artist.  The refrain, “I set the tempo, I set the bar,” retains the concentrate on his intent to be a trailblazer.  Over time, he has developed his personal sound and needs his followers and supporters to stick with him as he seeks to mature the style.

“Complete” is a reflective declaration in three components.  Emanuel begins with the Gospel rap and Hip Hop model for which he has gained a global repute.  Identified for his distinctive instrumentation, he beings the music with a easy piano and beat instrumentation.  As he units the theme for the music, he needs the listener to concentrate on the lyrics.  Part two is harking back to the early gospel hymn songs during which music was primarily created with voices and a keyboard instrument.  On this part, Emanuel and Yolanda Adams make the most of the Black music type often known as Name and Response to attract the listener into this intimate second.  Part three returns to conventional Gospel, and the 2 artists drive the music to the top with an upbeat and celebratory declaration, “I Want Therapeutic for My Soul.”

“Inform Someone” with Maranda Curtis opens with an intimate kids’s second that reminds us of a Sunday College lesson.  Inside seconds, we’re shifted to an upbeat vibe with an Island really feel.  “Crown” options Todd Dulaney and Aaron Cole and is a spiritually awakening collaboration.  Listeners hear the Dulaney worship sound, which is modern Christian in nature.  Emanuel makes use of his distinctive lyrical present to have interaction these listeners which may want a extra city non secular second.  Aaron Cole makes use of the purity and honesty of his voice to make sure that the textual content stays on the forefront of the music.  “Kingdom” options Dante Bowe and is a standout declaration that the time has come for the Kingdom of God to rise.  The uncooked fringe of Dante Bowe’s voice and the energetic lyricism of Emanuel prompts a name to motion that’s onerous to disregard.  Many believers will relate to the visible image offered when Bowe sings in regards to the stirring in his soul and the open hearth burning in his bones.  “Kingdom” places these emotions into context by informing listeners that they’re a notification that the time has come for them to rise.

Emanuel shares, “I craft music for a mature listener.  When you love music, you’ll love Emanuel.  When you love Christian hip hop however suppose you’re too outdated to hearken to it, I’m right here to inform you that you simply’re not.  I would like individuals to really feel comfy ‘nonetheless liking this.’”

Emanuel Tracklisting:

1.     Nights In Atlanta

2.     Set The Bar

3.     King (ft. Fred Hammond)

4.     Crown (ft. Todd Dulaney & Aaron Cole)

5.     Kingdom (feat. Dante Bowe)

6.     Rely On You (ft. Greg Cox)

7.     Morning Hymn (ft. Tamela Mann)

8.     Inform Someone (ft. Maranda Curtis)

9.     Alright (ft. Myron Butler, Mizz Tiff)

10.   Free (ft. Kim Burrell)

11.   Contemporary Lemonaid (ft. D’Shondra)

12.   Therapeutic Comes (ft. Wealthy Tolbert)

13.   Noon Hymn (ft. Tamela Mann)

14.   In The Darkish

15.   Gray Hair (ft. PJ Morton)

16.   Complete (ft. Yolanda Adams)

17.   Night Hymn (ft. Tamela Mann)

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