Emmanuel and Fancy, the dynamic and talented musical duo, have taken their creative power to the next level by opening The Legacy Building in south Minneapolis. Before making this impressive move, however, they made waves in the music industry as iLLism. Their extensive music catalog has been licensed by over 150 TV shows and films, a testament to their impressive creative experience and knowledge. Their hands-on approach to music-making has made them a renaissance power couple, and their achievements as a team are nothing short of amazing.
One of their most notable accomplishments came in 2022 when they received a MN Black Music award. The duo has also performed at Paisley Park, toured for several years prior to the pandemic, and charted at #1 on the North American College and Community Radio Chart with their album Family over Everything, released in 2021. They've played at NAMM in Anaheim, California, and SXSW in Austin, Texas, further cementing their status as musical powerhouses.
Now, Emmanuel and Fancy have set their sights on uplifting and supporting their creative community through The Legacy Building. They acquired the space in January 2022 and launched on Juneteenth of that same year. The opening of their doors is intended to support, uplift and stimulate black creatives and black culture within the Twin Cities and beyond. Their commitment to their own creative causes and the importance of that of others is evident in their efforts to create a space that provides resources and opportunities for black artists to thrive.
Elevating black creative contributions has major positive effects on our communities, and Emmanuel and Fancy are at the forefront of this movement. Their energized and exciting future as The Legacy Building grows will undoubtedly make it a staple in the Twin Cities for decades to come. With their talent, vision, and commitment to uplifting black creatives, they are setting an example for others to follow. The Legacy Building is more than just a space, it's a symbol of hope and a testament to the power of creativity.