Ian “Emaculant” Carr was born of an opera composer and electrical engineer, but faced life-changing obstacles following a family tragedy. Emaculant turned the direst of situations into inspiration, fueling his life’s progression, which includes playing basketball at Neumann College, an off-and-on amateur boxing career, and traveling to Spain to further pursue both sports.
Today, Emaculant has brought his anger, sadness, success, and joy altogether in the studio. His collaborations with Absoloot have yielded some impressive efforts, focusing not on the commercialism of Hip-Hop, but rather telling honest life stories that reach out to each listener.
Throughout his journey, Emaculant’s manager (and wife) Emny Castillo Carr provided undying support. Emny and Emaculant worked together to create their own label, M.I.C.CLUB.
Here follows an interview with Emaculant given to Robert J.R. Graham.
First off, great to meet an artist with such integrity. Can you tell us where the name Emaculant came from?
The name Emaculant comes from being told by society every day that you’re not perfect you’re not flawless. We are all perfect in everything we do, perfection is only defined by you.
What album and style are you currently promoting?
I’m promoting my own style since I’m my own artist. My music though can be related to the canibus, the Eminem’s the nas’ or rakim’s. It’s very lyrical, nothing that is promoted by the majors anymore. The next album I’m promoting is MIC CLUB.
You’ve been featured by two record labels, can you tell us about that experience?
Being featured by two record labels is great. The first one is with probably the greatest artist I’ve ever heard in my life Absoloot. ASIAM records represent artists coming as they are and not having to change for anyone. MIC-NIFICENT records I am CEO of is a direct funnel for lyrical rap artist who are shunned out by the majors because they’re music is too elliptical.
You’re also quite the accomplished athlete, with Body Building, Basketball, and Boxing credits to your name, has that influenced your music?
I believe playing sports on a novice and professional level help mold my music. It not only gave me discipline, but also helps me perform out the gate on a very high level.
It seems like you’ve been surrounded by music all of your life. What was it like growing up with your mother being an accomplished Opera singer
Though I haven’t seen my mother in many years, when she was around, she taught me a lot in music being a opera singer and composer. She taught .e Melody’s, taught me voice pitches and showed me how to recognize certain notes and keys in a music stanza. She taught me that songs should be mini movies with a beginning middle with a climax and peak, then a end. Music again that was taught to me is one’s own, so there is no right or wrong way to make your music, as long as it comes from the heart.
What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in your music career thus far?
The most exciting thing that happened so far for me in music is probably joining forces with Absoloot. He’s about a cause, about making a difference and if you just listen to his latest album Banksters you will see the direction he himself is leading not following.
Where are you taking your career next?
I feel I’m taking my career my music abroad. I’m going to take it global. I want every artist with real passion for their art to have a way to exhibit their music, without succumbing to the evil empire we call the majors.
Where can we find out more about you and your up-coming projects?
You can find out more about my upcoming projects like MIC CLUB, and my solo album E=MC Squared through my reverbnation.com/Emaculant. Through my social media, twitter (emaculant29) instgaram (Emaculant)…or of course just by googling Emaculant.
I want to give thanks to my brother and partner Absoloot, Jackie Robinson, bertrum gillings, jsharpe, wes nile and boon. Also give a shout out to Myrna Jenkins who will be presenting a new wave of dance stay tuned. Shout out to Marie-ange oliver a highly successful leader in our community and my personal inspiration.