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Dre Prince

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Dre Prince featuring Blue, The Misfit - All Around The World"

There’s so many gorgeous women all around the world. Thankfully, we have newcomer Dre Prince to point them out. Rather than eloquently point out what makes a woman internally beautiful, Dre Prince and Blue, The Misfit keep it trill and delve into their sexual escapades on this cut. Sometimes trill is better. X The Misfit on the beat. Check it out. - XXL

"Dre Prince Ft. Blue, The Misfit - All Around The World"

When most rappers list their priorities, money tops the list, with sex a distant second or third. Booth newcomer Dre Prince is cut from a different cloth; for the Austin, Texas buzzmaker, success has always meant getting it in with beautiful women All Around the World. An exclusive world premiere, the artist’s latest single finds him waxing poetic about his many conquests over a grimy, dissonant synth beat by X The Misfit. Alive auteur Blue, The Misfit contributes guest rhymes. Like what you’re hearing? Then keep it locked for more fresh singles leading up to the fall 2015 release of Dre’s next LP, Golden Child. - DJBooth

"Dre Prince - Woman's Appetite (Work) (Video)"

Dre Prince serves up a colorful visual for his new single “Woman’s Appetite” from his BLCK KNGDOM album. The upbeat track praises the beautiful women from the HTown to the Chi who have it all together. Bikinis, sexy women and color changes bring the track to life for a visual party that makes you wish you were there. - ThaFixx.com

"[Visuals] Dre Prince - What Everybody Been Missin'"

Dre Prince, AKA “The BLK KNG”, has released new visuals for his track titled What Everybody Been Missing. His most recent single, however, Smoke In My Car, has landed him placement on many shows opening for huge names, and now he will be doing a full Texas tour in Septemeber dubbed as the “Smoke In My Car” Tour. Dre will be making his way around the state making stops in Dallas, Austin, and Chorpus Christi. To purchase tickets to any of these shows, head on over to DrePrince.com! - Chan-Lo


With the release of his current project just over 6 months old, Dre Prince announces his first tour around his home state of Texas named after his track, "Smoke In My Car." Making stops in Dallas, Austin and Corpus Christi, the BLCK KNG is sure to put on a good time. If you're in the area, be sure to purchase tickets exclusively through DrePrince.com and check out his new visuals for, "What Everybody Been Missin'. - Fresh Prince of the ATX

"Dre Prince - What Everybody Been Missin' [Videos]"

Kicking off his first headlined tour in exactly one month, Austin Texas emcee Dre Prince debuts the visuals for his single, "What Everybody Been Missin'".

With Rodney Pinz behind the lens, Dre Prince and the beautiful @Mirandophilus create a dope visual to pair with the fan favorite track. Enjoy the visuals and be sure to show Dre Prince some love on Twitter! - Hope Dealers

"Video: @DrePrinceBK – “What Everybody Been Missin”"

“Bow Down Interlude” and “What Everybody Been Missin” appear on Dre Prince’s debut album BLCK KNGDOM – snag the free download HERE. - jreasn

"Dre Prince – What Everybody Been Missin (Video)"

New video from Austin artist Dre Prince who is about to hit the road on his first headlining tour next month making stops in Dallas, Austin, and Corpus Christi. Hit up www.dreprince.com for more info - Tha Fixx

"Dre Prince - Bow Down Interlude / What Everybody Been Missin'"

Music video by Dre Prince performing "Bow Down Interlude" & "What Everybody Been Missin'", the current singles from Dre Prince's album 'BLCK KNGDOM', download today!

Produced By: Isaac Arquieta

Directed By: Rodney Pinz

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blck-kngdom/id821256344

Currently booking show dates & All business inquiries:

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https://instagram.com/dreprince - Trill HD

"Video: @DrePrinceBK – “What Everybody Been Missin”"

“Bow Down Interlude” and “What Everybody Been Missin” appear on Dre Prince’s debut album BLCK KNGDOM – snag the free download HERE. - You Heard That New


Making his solo debut in 2011, Dre Prince joined forces with Houston’s DJ Mr. Rogers for his first project, “BLCK Diamond” and almost immediately afterwards got to work on his sophomore album, “BLCK Dreams”. In february he released his latest project entitled, “BLCK KNGDOM”. - The Universal Underground

"Hip-hop Artist Vows to Make Austin — and Himself — Stars"

Dre Prince exudes diversity.

He wears dreads over a chili bowl haircut, his head shaved on the sides and back. He dresses in skirt-length shirts over harem pants, lots of leather, gold chains and a flatbill snapback hat. When he’s rhyming, Dre mixes East Coast flair with West Coast vernacular — and just enough down-South twang.

Dre, 23, is determined to become the first breakout hip-hop artist from Austin. His strategy: make music that reflects the city’s variety and upbeat attitude. He strives to reach a broad spectrum of listeners through lyrics that inspire people to achieve their wildest dreams.

“My music isn’t struggle music or hardship music,” Dre said. “It’s fun, upbeat, inspirational and something everyone can enjoy, similar to Austin.”

Dre faces a huge challenge. Two Austin hip-hop stations, Hot 93.3 and 105.9 ‘The Beat,’ have tried, then dropped the format in the past decade. Regional and national acts do well when they visit the self-styled Live Music Capital of the World, but local artists don’t have a self-sustaining hip-hop scene that allows them to grow.

So far, though, the signs are encouraging for Dre Prince.

Dre came up with his sound while taking a year off from school at Grambling State University in Louisiana. In fall 2009, while he was driving a night delivery route for Dr Pepper, he escaped in the bass-boosted sounds of Austin radio. Unsatisfied with what he was hearing, Dre realized he could be the change he wanted to see happen. With 20 credit hours remaining for a degree, he left school behind.

“My gut told me it was the right time to make the music I wanted people to love,” Dre said. Today, he’s an up and coming hip-hop artist who strives to revive Austin’s dying hip-hop scene by showing the world the city’s beauty through his lyrics. “There are others, but there can only be one” Austin, Dre says in his single, “Feelings.”

Dre has built a name for himself around an album and clothing line branded “BLCK KNGDOM,” where the missing vowels signify unity. “There is no I in team, and no A in us, so I excluded vowels in my brand to promote [the idea that] as one, we’re powerful,” Dre said.

Born Andre Davis Jr., Dre was 10 when his parents separated. “After my parents’ split, I became the only male loyalty my mother knew and held on to,” Dre said.

His stage name reflects that hard time. “She used to call me her prince, and I never let it go,” Dre said.

After the separation, his mother moved Dre and four younger siblings to Houston for a fresh start. There, Dre immersed himself in the sounds of producer and Texas hip-hop icon J Prince, to whom Dre’s stage name pays tribute.

“All I used to listen to was Slim Thug, UGK, Bun B and all the Houston heads [artists],” Dre said. “Their sound was remarkably different from any other city, and that’s what I wanted to do for Austin.”

Today, his upbeat, entertaining, hip music is instantly discernible from the slow, loud and banging sounds of Houston.

In 2006, Dre moved back to Austin to rebuild his relationship with his father. His brand, BLCK KNGDOM, reflects a goal that began to emerge then.

“It’s like Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ “ Dre said. “Simba didn’t become the king of the jungle when his father died. It wasn’t until he saved his family that he became king. I’m still earning my spot as king.”

After graduating from high school in 2008, he enrolled at Grambling to study marketing. His mother, Tiffany Clark, said academics had always been Dre’s first priority.

“Dre always had a drive about him, so I never had to push him too much. He just did what he had to do,” Clark said.

In finding what works for the city, Dre strives to connect to Austin’s people through his lyrics. “Similar to the way J. Cole put Fayetteville [North Carolina] on the map, and no one expected it. That’s what I plan to do for Austin,” Dre said.

A local DJ said Dre has the right idea.

DJ Tiny knows what Austin audiences like in hip-hop. When he is not DJing weddings, he spins records at the Aquarium on 6th every Friday night. Known for his versatility, DJ Tiny said Austin is different than any other city.

“It’s the music that taps into all that diversity that sticks around, not the same refurbished sounds of predictable Texas cities,” Tiny said. He describes what works in the club as something new, fresh and upbeat.

Holding close to these principles has opened numerous doors for Dre.

“I’ve excelled far beyond any Austin rapper before me. From opening shows to big names, dropping a promoted album and building a following that will actually buy my music, I’ve done it right,” Dre said.

A local radio personality identifies marketing strategy as another key ingredient to Dre’s success.

Val Santos is a weekend talk show host for Austin’s 102.3 The Beat, and she knows a thing or two about building a brand as well as Austin music.

“Artists usually build more of a following by leaking their own music for free, and if people love it, they’ll buy it,” she said. That’s exactly what Dre did.

Before charging for his music, he posted links on social media to free BLCK KNGDOM downloads from his channel on SoundCloud, a music website. Now, he’s charging $5 for the album on iTunes, and Dre says he’ll give the proceeds to charity.

He raised the money to produce the album by working 12-hour shifts as a security guard from October to December, often working seven days a week.

Friends such as Saundra Alexander are impressed by what Dre has accomplished.

Alexander is a freelance hip-hop reporter on her Vimeo news channel who has interviewed big names such as Dom Kennedy, Le$ and Slim Thug.

“I admire Dre for spending close to $5,000 of his hard-earned money, recording professionally, graphic designing and dedicating himself to his craft to release it for free,” Alexander said.

Dre said the investment is paying off. “I make roughly $5,000 a month on music from features [rapping on other artists' songs], shows and selling merchandise,” he said. Dre also has a sponsorship from the Collective Status boutique on East Sixth Street.

In 2013, he participated in two national hip-hop tours – The Way of Life No Hobby Tour and Smokers Club Tour — and he performed during the South by Southwest music festival in March, doing more than one show on some days. He doesn’t plan to stop there.

“The only direction I can go is up. With that, the world will learn to know and love what Austin has to offer,” Dre said. “They’ll learn to respect Austin. I owe this city that much.” - http://reportingtexas.com/


BLCK KNG representer and Austin, TX native artist, Dre Prince releases his newest project, "BLCK KNGDOM." The album features singles, "Woman's Appetite (Work)" and "Feelings." There are also guest appearances from ADd+ and Cody Brandell. You can stream the album below, download it for free at DrePrince.com - Fresh Prince of ATX

""Light Headed" - Dre Prince"

Shot in the back alley of Collective Status
Dre Prince aka BLK KING dropped a real simple video explaining why he might look light headed.
Overall the video quality is great. I mean its another Rodney Pinz joint so you know its gonna be crispy.
The track is alright nothing to crazy.
Big S.O. to the BLK KING for being one of the most consistent artists in Austin. - Austin Hip Hop Review


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Music Video by Dre Prince performing Light Headed © 2014 BLCK KNG

Light Headed is a current single from Dre Prince's album BLCK KNGDOM, download today!

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Produced By XTheMisfit

Directed By. Rodney Pinz

Lighting Done By. KickBack
https://instagram.com/Kick_Back - Tha Veg

"Video: Dre Prince – Light Headed [AUSTIN]"

Dre Prince out of Austin, TX drops his new video “Light Headed” which is a current single from his project “Blck Kngdom” which you can purchase on iTunes. - Centex Hip Hop

"Video: Dre Prince – Light Headed"

Being new to the rap scene in Austin, it makes me proud seeing an artist from austin with such a mad flow. You can get his his album blck-kngdom on Itunes. Check out this niggas flows on soundcloud HERE. You can check out all his music on his site here http://dreprince.com/ Support good music fam. - Rap Advocate

"Dre Prince – Light Headed"

Light Headed is a current single from Dre Prince’s album “BLCK KNGDOM“. - Raps and Hustles


I came across a short IG clip of this visual and had to check out the full version. This is a solid record and well… Nita Chantelle kills the leading role as usual! #DOPENESS – @stackmoses - Diamondz N Wood

"Dre Prince feat. Bluu Suede – Chance / Bad Girls Interlude (Official Video)"

Got the link directly from the man himself Dre Prince. When you’re on tour way to the top, feelings get hurt in the process, the BLCKKNG is just asking for a chance. If you haven’t already download Dre Prince’s latest project “BLCK Dreams” via his website, DrePrince.com - IJM Productions

"Mixtape: Dre Prince – ‘BLCK KNGDOM’"

Impressive full-length offering from Austin-based artist Dre Prince entitled BLCK KNGDOM. Featuring production from Cardo, X The Misfit and a memorable feature from Dallas buzz act A.Dd+ (as well as the early front-runner for tightest album artwork of the year in 2014), BLCK KNGDOM is certainly worth the free DL. - You Heard That New

"[New Video] Dre Prince- “Smoke In My Car”"

Austin resident, Dre Prince, officially lets the world know…NO you can not smoke in his car! We at Cosign Magazine recently became a HUGE Dre Prince fan after watching his SXSW performance at the 24KBric event. Since then we have been keeping up with the young emcee and supporting his every move. Yesterday, on 4/20 at 4:20pm Dre Prince and the BLCK KNG camp released the official visual to his new single, “Smoke In My Car.” Press play above and witness why Cosign Magazine #Cosigns, Dre Prince.
- Cosign Magazine

"Cosign Magazine's Ms Jamisha K Interviews Dre Prince at Function Festival"

Ms. Jamisha K Caught up with Dre Prince at Function Festival in Dallas, TX.
www.cosignmag.com - Cosign Magazine

"Dre Prince – Smoke In My Car (Video)"

Its 4/20 and Dre Prince decides to send his fans a gift for the day. He drops the new video for his latest single Smoke In My Car. This song has been buzzing crazy hard in the south. Dre Prince is a Houston native that is definitely on the rise. Check out the video plus his latest EP titled, “BLCK Dreams”, by visiting DrePrince.bandcamp.com. - Loyal Peace Culture. Hip Hop

"Dre Prince Pleases The Crowd At SXSW"

Dre Prince gave an energetic performance during SXSW in Austin. The crowd wailed when he turnt up “Are you feeling this”. Standing room only, fans clamoring to get to the front of the stage, he kept them on their feet. Some of course were singing along with Dre and others gawking at the talent before them. The man brings it. - DJ Kre

"Is Dre Prince The New BLCK KNG??"

Hailing from Austin but raised in Houston, Tx, Dre Prince has been one of the most unique, underground local artists I have encountered thus far. SXSW was the first musical experience I’ve witnessed from Mr. BLCK KNG (pronounced Black King) himself. Many performances from unknown artists may grab your attention for brief moments, but I was focused from the time he spit his first 16 until he walked off of stage screaming, “BLCK KNG.” My favorite record from the Houston emcee would have to be his newly released single, “Smoke In My Car”, produced by Dallas native, Blue, who is a member of the incredible collective, Brain Gang. At that moment, I became a fan of good music and a supporter of Dre Prince. Cosign Magazine recently had the opportunity to cover Big Sant on his MFxOG Tour in Austin, Tx. Dre Prince just so happened to open up for the Mississippi artist. This was quite a treat because as soon as we entered Red 7, Dre was coincidentally preparing the crowd for MY JAM, “Smoke In My Car.” Yes, I said it…MY JAM!!! *Laughs* I must say one quality Dre Prince holds as a new artist is that he demands your attention when he’s on stage. It’s the confidence and interactions that make performances that much better. If you don’t believe in your self, why should we? To the people of Dallas, make sure you catch Dre Prince performing this weekend at the Function Festival. We can almost guarantee you will become a fan too. Cosign Magazine definitely #Cosign’s Dre Prince, as well as his BLCK KNG brand. Check out his latest EP titled, “BLCK Dreams”, by visiting DrePrince.bandcamp.com. - Cosign Magazine

"Smoke in My Car"

Single release of "Smoke in My Car"
- IMJ Productions

"@DrePrinceBK- BLCK Dreams [Download]"

Texas emcee and BLCK KNG. member Dre Prince released his debut project entitled BLCK Dreams. Collaborating with some of the hottest underground producers in the South, Dre gives listeners a fun project that fly young men can relate to.
- YourStrongestAlly

"Out OF Town Hype "Dre Prince""

Dre Prince is an Hip Hop artist located in Texas. BLCK KNG(prenounced Black King) is the name of his brand & team. My influences are tupac, Kanye west, Outkast, UGK. My music reflects on my life and the things i've been through, from sleeping on couches in college to Crazy ex girlfriends putting sugar in my gas tank. Beyond life's downs I also make music about its Up's like the parties & of course the women. The way "BLCK Dreams" came about was a friend who knew alot of big artists & producers & believed in a young starving artist & gave me a few beat tapes to make something i'm very proud to say i created. I used beats from Chase N. Cashe to Chuck English. I was fortunate to meet Kendrick Lamar's Producer turned Rapper Brain Gang Blue and got a few beats from him.

New Single "Take My Time"
Discography BLCK Diamond Hosted by DJ Mr. Rogers (2012)
BLCK Dreams (2012)
- ThaVeg

"AUDIO: Dre Prince – Take My Time [AUSTIN]"

Check out Take My Time from Austin hip hop artist Dre Prince produced by Chase N Cashe as he gears up to release BLCK Dreams August 23. Listen on YouTube. - CenTexHiphop

"Dre Prince ready for the throne"

Everything is watered down nowadays. Not many people put hard work and effort into making their music/product listenable. If you like real hip-hop, you should listen. No gimmicks, just lyrics.

At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to rap?

I’ve always been into music and I’ve always been rapping, but I never really put anything out until I felt I was ready. I had to go through things in life to actually have something to say. I’m not cocky nor arrogant but you just know when you are better and work harder than most people. “Self confidence does not equal arrogance,” Kanye’s Mom said that. Every song comes from a real life moment & emotion. - Trent Brown - Gramblingnite

"@DrePrinceBK - Grind"

for “Grind”, a single off his latest project, BLCK KNGDOM. - YouHeardThatNew

"Dre Prince - WBTN2"

As Rick Ross unforgettably preached, “Don’t be content.” Even when the competition is sleeping, hip hop greats push themselves to be even greater. Austin’s Dre Prince is a true believer in that. For the latest video off of his Golden Child album, Dre Prince exemplifies his drive with quick bars and even swifter flows. When he states that guys and girls want to be like him, there were years of hard work many aren’t privy to that helped him get to where he is. - Mass Appeal

"Dre Prince Drops Golden Child"

Dre Prince, an MC from Austin, Texas, drops his new project, Golden Child on iTunes and Google Play. The album features Blue, The Misfit, Xes, Cody Brandell, Slim Gravy and more. The highly anticipated project also features production from T-Black The Hitmaker, Issac Arquieta, Xes and more. Dre has previously released “All Around the World.” Dre spoke to XXL about the album.

“Being independent in Texas is very tough because of how big the market is & for the fact there isn’t any major publications out here that can help new artist breakthrough Texas and other markets,” he said. “Another reason Golden Child is special and different from any other body of work is because I recorded it in my hometown of Austin, Texas; usually Ifly to Atlanta to record there. It is the most organic piece of work I’ve ever created everything was natural, nothing was forced. We experimented with sounds and came up with something that may be unfamiliar. I think it fills a necessary void in the world of underground music. Golden Child is the perfect blend between mainstream rap, conscious rap and trap rap. It’s the bridge that can connect the many worlds of rap today. I am not the only Golden Child, my message to my generation and the new one to come is we can be whatever we want, do whatever we want & change the world. All we have to do is believe it. I believe it.” Stream Golden Child above.

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BLCK Diamond Hosted by DJ Mr. Rogers (2012)

BLCK Dreams (2012)




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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