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Crown Republik presents Xi Da' Mc

Q: Alright first thing's first how'd you get the name XI da' MC??



A: Good question the number 11 has been my name pretty much since I was born, it's a family name that stuck with me throughout my life, everybody from my mom to my high school teacher's called me 11 so naturally when I began to rap I never thought of…

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Added by Devon Brabham on November 13, 2018 at 10:20pm — No Comments

American Monster Guild signs Luie Makenplays

"Finding artists these days is not hard, but finding the right one that mixes drive, ambition, knowledge, and marketability is like finding a rare automobile, once you find it you grab it off the market!"

Luie Makenplays aka. Storme Lewis has set a new standard for…

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Added by Devon Brabham on November 3, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Karma The Artist

As soon as you hear the music of singer & songwriter Karma who is based out of Los Angeles, CA; you will quickly realize that not all Karma is bad. Having influences from the likes of Teedra Moses, Aaliyah, Ryan Leslie, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, her style is a blend between R&B/Soul, Hip Hop and Pop. After…

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Added by Devon Brabham on October 28, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"I AM DEVINCI"

Devinci Ellis was born on Christmas Eve, also best known as DEVINCI, an R&B | Neo-Soul singer & songwriter. He grew up in the small town of Sorrento, Florida then later moved to Mount Dora,  Florida with his family where his love of music and singing began to blossom. By the age of 17, DEVINCI knew that he wanted to pursue his gift of singing. His…

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Added by Devon Brabham on August 21, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

The “Back 2 Facts” Interview With Sarah Dansey of “It’s Da Crown Magazine” Part 3

SD: Here’s a more serious question, how is Crown Republik Ent a round table or fraternity or sorts when at any given point you…

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Added by Devon Brabham on August 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Sleepy

Born in Riverdale, Georgia raised in East Atlanta , Trevin "Sleepy" Cunningham - Roberson has always had a passionate love for music. Granted, his parents were not find of some of the lyrics leaving him to secretly listen to music.

 

While doing a middle school science project involving the periodic table, the upcoming…

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Added by Devon Brabham on August 10, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments

The “Back 2 Facts” Interview With Sarah Dansey of “It’s Da Crown Magazine” Part 2

SD: So as we continue... We were talking about CRSouth. Tell me what happened? Correct me if I’m wrong but you closed CRSouth for a little while right??

RB: Yeah, we did. 2012ish i’d say. We had to regroup we parted ways with damn near 75% of the talent in that area of the crown. It was for the best of course, things started happening…

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Added by Devon Brabham on August 9, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The “Back 2 Facts” Interview With Sarah Dansey of “It’s Da Crown Magazine” Part 1

SD: Welcome back Ran Blacc, we brought you in today to clear the air a bit. We wanted to dive into some topics. With so much going on for you right now we’d like to get back to some of the rumors, tall tales and finish with the truths. Is that ok?

RB: (shakes his head) Yeah I’m with it. How far back we going though?? I try to stay away…

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Added by Devon Brabham on August 8, 2018 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Wurdplay Official Debut single "Excuse Me Luv" Available Now

"Excuse Me Luv" is Wurdplay Official's first single off his debut album "Awkward & Inconvenient" available this summer. 



Known for his lyrical wizardry and witty punchlines Wurdplay Official switches it up with "Excuse Me Luv". Giving his fans the proof that he is a well-rounded MC. 



"Excuse Me…

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Added by Devon Brabham on July 12, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Uprite Lions; Eye Prey

A new revolution is surging through the hip hop circuit, and pushing their way to the forefront are B-Star & Shef Seenya collectively known as URL - the UpRite Lions.

Their music is eclectic and lively, combining the art of vivid storytelling incredible beats and slick sixteens in an almost seamless fusion of dancehall/hip-hop to keep listeners fixated on…

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Added by Devon Brabham on June 26, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

TwelveeAM Debut single "Top Down" Available Now

TwelveeAM, drops a new single entitled "Top down", featuring a new artist named King Mi$har. …

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Added by Devon Brabham on June 3, 2018 at 10:22pm — No Comments

TwelveeAM A New Dawn

TwelveeAM born Sean Pereira is an R&B and Hip Hop, vocalist/rapper, writer and producer. Born in…

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Added by Devon Brabham on April 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Crown Republik Presents: The MC Behind The XI

Q: Alright first thing's first how'd you get the name XI da' MC??



A: Good question the number 11 has been my name pretty much since I was born, it's a family name that stuck with me…

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Added by Devon Brabham on April 17, 2018 at 3:51am — No Comments

American Monster Guild presents Mon$ta; Be Afraid of the Future

Keith Haywood aka Born 1988 Oakland, Mon$ta was givin his name as a youngster by his brother Dough…

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Added by Devon Brabham on April 9, 2018 at 2:50am — No Comments

Drino Makes a Statement with "Back At It Again"

Back At It Part 3 (stylized as Back At It Part 3) is the 11 studio album by American…

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Added by Devon Brabham on March 29, 2018 at 6:50pm — No Comments

American Monster Guild Year of the Monster Tour : SXSW Edition

American Monster Guild

Year of the Monster Tour : SXSW Edition

March 8th through March 16th, 2018

American Monster Guild has started off the First Quarter with a…

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Added by Devon Brabham on March 19, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

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