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Chapel Hill, NC, USA | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Chapel Hill, NC, USA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Hip Hop Alternative




"Topmics Tour in Raleigh NC"

Fortune Empire provides the best urban music events in the triangle. We have a nationwide network of promoters who scout out the best urban music talent around the USA to perform on one stage for your entertainment. We specialize in the urban market bringing new and emerging talent to the public. Our platform is designed for music lovers to meet new artist and discover new music. Are you tired of the same three songs on the radio that plays every three minutes? Then come to Fortune Empire events to get a glimpse of the future stars in underground rap, hip hop and r&b soul. Topmics/ Probe Magazine & Fortune Empire/ BCMGPresents: Topmics Tour in Raleigh NC. We will display some of the best independent artist in the USA on one stage. Come enjoy live music entertainment in spacious comfortable setting. Delicious food and drinks are available all night. Live performances by Young Fortune, First Lady Jae, James Town Entertainment and QuPree its gonna be a night to remember. This event takes place at one of Raleigh city’s hot spots Smoking Grooves. Buy advance tickets belowSmokin GroovesBrentwood Square South Shp Center2253 New Hope Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604(919) 850-3360 - By ChapelHillMagazine.com

"Homeless Rapper Raps About From Riches to Rags"

Homeless Rapper While many Hip Hop artists like to brag about expensive cars and jewelry or being the next Jay Z, a NC artists is singing a different tune about being homeless.

Hip Hop artist QuPree is using his voice to speak for a population that is often over looked; those without shelter.

And he knows this story all too well, Due to what he just chalks up to life circumstances, the rapper found himself on the street in May 2014.

"I went from a nice apartment to sleeping in a car to, eventually, living out of a storage garage," he says. But instead of letting my situation defeat me, I chose to write about my experiences."

Eventually, QuPree hooked up with a friend who let him use his studio to record music that he hopes will inspire other people who have lost everything.

"Everybody wants to rap about rags to riches, but there are millions of people out there who went from riches to rags."

Raps About From Riches to Rags - CWMG Media


QuPree is definitely a breath of fresh air in the current hip hop smog. Upon hearing “Currently Homeless”, I was floored. Poignant and personal, he is not afraid to speak about the struggles in his own life. It’s an amount of depth that you don’t get from many up-and-comers in the industry. “Ghetto Dreams” solidified the confidence I have in QuPree. He’s not rapping just to be rapping. He has a story, a point, and a purpose in each track that’s laid. No time for sleep…keep an eye out for this amazing artist on the rise… QuPree! - D Major, The Urban Suite Radio Show (Tha1Radio San Antonio, TX)


Still working on that hot first release.



On April 10, 1993 Aquez Capri Willis also know as "QuPree" was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Raised by his mother in the state of North Carolina, QuPree developed a love for the art of music at a very early age.

QuPree first started indulging in music at the tender age of 10, writing his very first rhymes while living with one of his aunts in Durham, N.C.. After several years of progressing lyrically, one day, while hanging out with some friends, QuPree was introduced to what would soon become his new love and best friend, the popular beat making software Fruity Loops.

By high school, QuPree would make beats during his his free time, on the weekends, and after football season ended. Graduating high school in 2011, QuPree began to consume his time with producing beats. Music became his life, his passion, and solidified his desire to become an artist as well as a producer. But trying to manage an increasingly difficult life, QuPree was forced to drop out of community college after only one semester.

With inspirations from producers such as, Timbaland, BabyFace, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Lex Luger, QuePree was able to develop a sound all his own. With musical influences from artist like legendary Michael Jackson, 50 cent, Kanye West, Bow Wow, Tupac, Nas, and Eminem QuPree has been able to push the boundaries with his lyrics and has yet to reach his ceiling.

Falling on hard times in 2014, QuePree was evicted from his apartment, but he refused to let homelessness take his optimism. Qupree began to sleep in his car when he wasn't able to stay at a friend or family member's house, he even had to spend cold rainy nights in the storage unit he used to store what worldly possessions he had left. However, through it all, QuPree continued to produce beats and write, and used his current situation as the inspiration to make the people would relate to and grow to love.

QuPree's Saving Grace: After creating a musical relationship with the CEO of Cool Water Music Group, QuPree has been able to prosper as an artist, producer and songwriter. Learning new ways and methods of production and gaining great insight from his mentors at Cool Water Music Group, QuPree is quickly becoming what he always dreamed he would be... a Musician and Entertainer.