Immanuel McCarter was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 20, 1995, the youngest son of Gabrielle and David McCarter. He grew up in Houston with his two sisters and older brother Ezekiel, his father, a military veteran who served in the Pentagon of Washington D.C. and the Gulf War, and with his mother, a community serving teacher who is now a Case Manager for youth at Oakland High School. His parents instilled in him a belief in God, discipline and education.
When Immanuel was 16, only ten days after his birthday, his father was tragically killed by a police officer on his childhood church's property. The officer put his knee in his back to bleed him out, and paramedics didn't show up until an hour after the shooting. Immanuel sank into depression after this.
Despite his hardships with depression, Immanuel leaned into his opportunity for education. He graduated from Mission High with over $40,000 in academic support scholarships from former Mayor Ed Lee, SFUSD, SF Achievers and SFAlliance of Black School Educators. Immanuel turned down offers from UC Riverside and UC Irvine to pursue film, music and business at Cal State LA.
Immanuel had a warm, kind spirit and a deep, beautiful soul. His legacy lives on in the music and the earth he poured his wisdom into.