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22 YEAR OLD EMMANUEL DENG ALSO KNOWN AS EMAN, IS THE CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF PLAYBACK 808. EMAN IS KNOWN FOR HIS VERSATILE FLOWS, ELECTRIC ENERGY AND LYRICAL WORDPLAY. BORN TO SOUTH SUDANESE PARENTS IN BOTSWANA, HE RELOCATED TO ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA WITH HIS MOTHER AND SIBLINGS AT THE AGE OF 5. INSPIRED BY CASSIDY AND EMINEM, HIS LOVE FOR HIP-HOP GREW THROUGHOUT HIS TEEN YEARS AND HE FOUND A STRONG PASSION FOR RECORDING MUSIC AT THE AGE OF 16 AFTER WATCHING SMACK DVD FREESTYLE BATTLES.

“LIFE’S A MOVIE THAT TAKES TIME TO EMBRACE, AND WE ALL PLAY A ROLE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. NEVER STRESS ABOUT PREDICAMENTS YOU’LL NEVER FACE, AND YOU’LL ALWAYS REGRET THAT DREAM THAT YOU NEVER CHASE…” – EMAN