Profit

Profit

 Holiday, Florida, USA
BandHip HopR&B

Profit is a breath of fresh air in a rap music industry filled with gimmicks and fly by night artists. His music is from the heart, based on real life experiences and struggles throughout his life. While many rappers glorify street life to the public,Profit brings harsh realities to life with words.

Biography

If you could combine the main characters of 'A Bronx Tale', '8-Mile', 'Paid in Full', and 'Belly', then you might be able to get a glimpse of Profit's life. P.R.O.F.I.T (Paper Received Outtatown From Illegal Transactions) was born 1981 in Columbus, Ohio but relocated to the east coast with his mother before he was 1 year old. His father left down south shortly after fleeing from drug charges. Profit's mother struggled to raise him alone off of public assistance while going to school so they moved around frequently. Profit lived in 5 states by the time he was 17 but was raised in 3 mainly (Amherst/Springfield, MA , Montclair, NJ and Bronx, NY). Being shuffled between different schools and environments Profit learned to adapt to different situations and get money in the process, and by the time he was 14 was already in and out of the legal system. At 15 he was locked up for robbery and sentenced to 1 year in jail (juvenile). During that time he focused on perfecting his craft (rapping) which had been his passion since he was 8 years old. Early influences included; LL Cool J, KRS 1, Kool G Rap, N.W.A., Rakim, Lord Finesse, and later; 2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z, B.I.G., Big L, and Big Pun (before they were deceased).
At the age of 17 while visiting Massachusetts from NY, Profit was arrested on a warrant for home invasion (a charge that was later dropped and he denies any involvement in) and sent to the county jail. Coincidentally, his father had been captured and extradited from Florida that same week after being a fugitive for over 15 years and ended up in the same cell. Meeting his father in jail for the first time and other close-call street experiences motivated Profit to strive and focus on his talent in music as a career. In 2001, Profit and longtime friend Chenn founded Bangout Records Inc. in the Bronx, NY. Industry wise, Profit's resume exceeds many veterans in the music business having worked with several platinum producers, artists and appearing on national television. Being blackballed and going through dead-end record deals with indy labels caused Profit to focus on the business end as well as the music to control his own destiny. Now, years later with a chip on his shoulder and 4 kids to live for, Profit is dedicated more than ever to taking the game by storm and claiming his rightful spot as one of the best rappers in the game. "Bangout or get Banged on!" is the motto of Bangout Records and Profit lives by it 100%.

Discography

PROFIT RECORDED 5 SONGS WITH THE PLATINUM PRODUCERS 'HEATMAKERZ',3 SONGS WITH PLATINUM PRODUCER DAME GREASE, 4 SONGS WITH PLATINUM PRODUCER 'TEFLON', 2 SONGS WITH MURDER INC., 2 SONGS WITH C4(PRODUCER THAT DID AKINELYE PUT IT IN YA MOUTH BEAT). WAS GIVEN BEATS BY RED SPYDA ('KISS OF DEATH' BEFORE JADAKISS HAD IT) ,TY FYFFE, NEO AND TUNEHEADS OF THE RUFF RYDERS, RECORDED SONGS WITH 'EVE' AND AMIL'.PERFORMED ON STAGE WITH KOOL G RAP AT 'UNSIGNED SHINE' NYC IN BROADWAY CITY TIMES SQUARE,OPENED FOR EVE IN MASSACHUSETTS,JADAKISS IN PA, MEMPHIS BLEEK IN BROOKLYN AND ATL,PERFORMED ALL OVER EASTCOAST
NY,MA,NJ,PA, D.C.,CT,MD,VA,GA,FL AND MORE. MADE GUEST APPEARANCE ON RAP CITY IN THE BASSMENT (JUVENILE SHOW '04),WAS FEATURED ON MANY EAST COAST MIXTAPES SYCAMORE,P-CUTTA,GUTTA MUZIC,DJ WOOGIE,DJ AL NITTY,TEFLON MUZIK (MIXTAPES AND COMMERCIAL RELEASE 'THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS' '05),HAD ARTICLE IN "STREETS MOS" MAGAZINE (ISSUE WITH BENZINO ON THE COVER), MANY MORE MIXTAPES. INDEPENDANTLY SOLD OVER 15,000 COPIES OF 'BEST OF PROFIT VOL.1' '02, 5,000 COPIES OF 2ND MIXTAPE "GUNZ AND BUTTA" '04, 10,000 UNITS OF "GO HARD OR GO HOME" '06, AND OVER 5,000 SO FAR OF "THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER VOL.1 & VOL.2" HOSTED BY DJ WOOGIE '08-'09. PROFIT’S NEW SINGLE “LOOK AT ME NOW” IS ALREADY PCIKING UP A STRONG BUZZ ON THE CLUB SCENE AND IS EXPECTED TO HIT RADIO WAVES SHORTLY.