EarlyGame Artist of the Day: Black Prez

Who is Black Prez? Today, we look into that question.

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EarlyGame's Artist of the Day is Black Prez! | © Black Prez

Black Prez is an LA/Berlin based rapper, song-writer, actor, and jokester with a keen appetite for vodka soda and lactose free strawberry milk.

After high school, Black Prez took his talents to Colorado State University where he started doing shows around the city and surrounding states. He also teamed up with DJ T-Bone Scarpone, and together, they would crash house parties with turntables and microphones to create a buzz.

Prez eventually moved to Los Angeles to take his music career further. He started doing shows with Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, G-Unit, and many others. With lots of live shows and collaborations under his belt, Black Prez started raising his musical presence online and in reality.

His music can be found on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Fast & Furious, Netflix, Call of Duty, Power, Empire, MTV, BET, HBO, and probably your Grandmother's iPod. With his US/German roots and happy-go-lucky attitude, Black Prez has a unique sound and always represents where he comes from!

1. What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater always had the greatest mix of songs and genres. I discovered a lot of new artists when I played it as a kid. It is also pretty cool now because I actually had some of my music in the latest version of it as well.

2. Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Nobuo Uematsu. He made the music for Final Fantasy 7 and that is the best video game with the best music in my opinion.

3. What’s your favorite video game?

Final Fantasy 7 is my favorite. I got into playing it a little later than everyone else, but I love the storyline, the characters, and the music.

4. Did any game ever inspire you to do music?

I used to rap along to the music in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater as a kid and that kind of sparked my interest in rapping as well.

5. What video game are you currently playing?

Fortnite. I started playing Fortnite with my brother a couple years ago and for some reason, I can't stop playing it lol.

6. Would you ever like to write music for video games?

Yes, that would be cool! I think video games are one of the best places to discover new music.

Black Prez is part of the gigmit artist community with over 180,000 live acts and DJ's worldwide. gigmit.com offers data-supported live music booking for artists and promoters all in one place. Sell out shows, discover rising talent and eliminate booking stress.

Listen to his latest album BERLA here.