Dre Prince

Dre Prince
Dre Prince - Other Way

Hailing from Austin, TX and brought up throughout the south, Dre Prince transforms real

life experiences into melodic modern hip hop through his BLCK KNG Movement. The

oldest of 4 boys, Dre led by following in the footsteps of the most influential men in his life:

Outkast, UGK, Kanye West and Tupac Shakur. First making his appearance on the scene

with Rap/R&B group, “BYB”, performing 2 years of successful shows in Austin led Dre,

born Andre Davis Jr., to build something completely his own. Balancing his Business

Marketing studies at Louisiana’s Grambling State University with perfecting his craft, Dre

joined forces with Houston's’ DJ Mr. Rogers in 2011 to debut his first solo project, “BLCK

Diamond”. Dre immediately got to work on his sophomore mixtape, “BLCK Dreams”,

which includes fan favorites, “Ass Parade” and “Smoke In My Car”. Later that year Andre

made the decision to pursue his dream full time and dropped out of college. His risk was

rewarded as the doors of opportunity throughout Texas flew open one by one. Creating an

impressive résumé for himself, Dre Prince has shared stages with: Kendrick Lamar, Ab-

Soul, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Chief Keef, Dom Kennedy, Denzel Curry, Deniro Farrar and

The Smokers Club Tour. In February 2014 he released his first independent original album

entitled, “BLCK KNGDOM”, alongside a controversial “Coming To America” album cover.

Then in September of 2014 he headlined the “Smoke in My Car Tour” which sold out in

cities all over Texas & Louisiana. On February 9th, 2016, Dre released his highly

anticipated 2nd album, "Golden Child”, with singles "All Around The World”, ”Other Way”,

and “Netflix & Chill” that have fans excited to see the heights Dre Prince will climb to.

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Subgenre: Southern Hip-Hop
From: Austin, TX