Hailing from Austin, TX and raised throughout the American south, Dre Prince transforms real life experiences into melodic modern hip hop via his BLCK KNG Movement. The oldest of four brothers, Dre led by following in the footsteps of the most influential men in his life: Outkast, UGK, Kanye West and Tupac Shakur. First appearing on the scene in 2009 with Rap/R&B group, “BYB”, Dre sharpened his blade for two years before deciding to build something completely his own. Balancing his Business Marketing studies at Louisiana’s Grambling State University with perfecting his craft, Dre, born Andre Davis Jr., 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 included fan favorites, “Ass Parade” and “Smoke In My Car.” Later that year Andre made the difficult decision to pursue his dream full time and dropped out of college. His risk was quickly rewarded as Dre’s boundless charisma & lyrical prowess found him performing on the same stages as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Chief Keef, Dom Kennedy, Denzel Curry, Deniro Farrar and The Smokers Club Tour.
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