Chris Wind The EMA
Actor; Dancer; Musician; Producer; Visual Artist: Drawing Illustration; Visual Artist: Print / Digital Art / Graphic Design; term
The “ninja intellectual” Chris Wind The EMA (aka “C. Wind”, “See Wnd”, “Energy Masta Allah”, or simply “EMA”) is a Hip-Hop artist from Macon, GA, by way of Gifford, FL (hometown of notorious rapper YNW Melly).
Chris Wind is a founding member of the Macon-based music collective, The Madvocates; the music group, Wind Clan Ninjas; and a pupil of funk legend George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic.
Wind’s production style blends elements of Boom Bap Hip-Hop with modern sounds and elements. Lyrically, Wind’s songs often contain socioeconomic and political themes fueled by imagery from comics, Japanese anime, and martial arts. He is a member of the Five Percent Nation (which includes Hip-Hop legends such as Jay-Z, Rakim, and the Wu-Tang Clan) and is known as Energy Masta Allah. More recently, you may see use of the nickname “Wind the EMA” or simply “The EMA”.
Wind’s first published rap was as a 5th grade student in 1998 at Macon’s Porter Elementary, where his entry was selected to be performed by the entire school in a competition by the D.A.R.E. program. He credits listening to Wu-Tang Clan’s Forever album for exposing him to “Knowledge of Self” and influencing him to write the winning rap.
He formed See Wnd LLC in 2019 and is involved in arts advocacy efforts in Macon, GA.