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10 Cities, 5 Colleges, Multiple Stages, Studio Sessions, VIP Club Appearances, 10 + Media Outlets, Multiple Radio Appearances, 2 Festivals, Media Interviews + more ... WHO WANTS TO GO ON TOUR? . . . . . #OneMusicFest #A3C #sxsw #rapplug #djpressure #plugtour #hiphop #sxsw2019 #a3cfestival #rapper #singer #Rnb #music #tour

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ATLANTA #RevoltSummit Rap Plug will be in the building get your tickets now!

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Rap Plug is a platform where record labels, corporation, artists and music industry professionals discover one another, collaborate with each other and monetize together. Join one of the fastest growing digital Hip Hop communities today www.RapPlug.com . . . #RapPlug #HipHop #Music #a3c #onemusicfest #atl #musictech #Technology #atlanta

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Rap Plug is almost at it it’s one year mark check out some of these highlights from our first year. Please share and let others know as well, we are connecting culture to the community through technology. #RapPlug #YearOne #TheJourney #HipHop #TechLife

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Reebok Classic Presents ALTER THE ICON August 1, 2019 | 12-4p Lenox Mall (Mall Level, Peachtree Road entrance ) Come celebrate the latest shoe drop by @reebok Games, prizes, and unexpected surprises for a limited time. OUR ICONS, YOUR TRUTH Media coverage: @therealrapplug #RapPlug #Reebok #AlterTheIcons #OurIconsYourTruth

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Sometimes elevation requires separation!

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Knowledge is power, Hip Hop WINs again! Last Thursday (June 28 ), Amazon announced a $1 billion acquisition of an online pharmacy startup named PillPack. The news makes a handful of investors in the company very rich, including none other than Nas. Queensbridge Venture Partners, the rapper's venture capital firm, was an early backer of the Boston-based firm, along with VC heavyweights like Accel and Sherpa Capital. The sale will net the startup's two co-founders around $100 million each, according to the Chicago Tribune. The size of Queensbridge's stake is unclear, but it's likely Nas is walking away with a solid chunk of money.

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Great things just keep happening! We workin #TeamRapPlug

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BIG Things in the works! #Family #TeamRapPlug

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We are honored to be apart of this amazing event tonight! We need all the men to come out and show support as we have a real conversation with some real people about the music industry. . . . . . . . . . . The Black Man Lab is back again with session IX “Black Men in the Music Industry”! Hosted by Andrew and Walter Young YMCA and facilitated by Atlanta attorney Mawuli Davis this discussion/panel event will have give unique insight on the Black man in the music world from some of the greatest business minds in the industry! So come join Rap Plug and our Co-Founders on Monday July 22nd from 6:30-8:15 at Andrew and Walter Young YMCA for this awesome networking opportunity and get plugged in! 🔌🔌🔌 @therealrapplug @craigaking @bcriss_ @ymca @historicyoungymca #raplug #pluggedin #musicmoguls #ymca #mawuildavis #music #panels #business #andrewandwalteryoungymca

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Branden Criss & Urban Innovator Presents The Entrepreneur Roundtable This is your chance to network with likeminded Entreprenuers and professionals while learning what it takes to build, grow and scale a business. Facilitated by award winning entrepreneur, Celebrity Tech Consultant, and CEO/ Co Founder of Rap Plug Inc Branden Criss When: Thursday, July 18 2019 Time: 12P-2P Where: Cincinnati OH, address revealed after registration, food provided Attire: Business Professional Topics: Raising Money 101 Negotiation Tactics Leveraging Technology To Scale How to Pitch Idea Business Development Sign up at www.BRANDENCRISS.com today to reserve your seat at the table

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Your network is directly related to your networth! It’s not only about what you know that matters but it’s also who you know, who knows you and who likes you that contributes to your success. At RAP PLUG Inc @therealrapplug we are building a community of creatives. A B2B and B2C market place for music industry creatives and professionals to build, grow and enhance their network while gaining access to tools and resources that enable them to discover, collaborate and monetize. Join today at www.RapPlug.com

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#DemoDay #Recap Artists and music industry professionals are seeking to discover and collaborate with one another to create the brands, products and music that we love today. Rap Plug is a platform that streamlines the process of discovery and collaboration while providing artists, fans and music industry professionals with the tools needed to filter, verify and qualify one another. . . . . . . . #PlugTalk #RapPlug #MusicTech #HipHop #SAAS #Technology #Platforms #Music #Comcast #DemoDay

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My partner @craigaking and I plugged with one of our favorite Rap Plug pros award winning singer and songwriter @ursverse this past weekend at @essencefest

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

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Celebrating success! #Family #RapPlug #Atlanta #BlackExcellence #technology

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Hip Hop is the number #1 genre of music across the world! But Hip Hop is not just about music it’s political, corporate, international, life changing, and culture driven. Major corporations, politicians and brands are leveraging Hip Hop to market their products, brands and services across the world. Today over 38 billion dollars is being spent by record labels, corporations, artists and industry professionals to do three things. 1 Discover, 2 Collaborate, 3 Monetize. Rap Plug is a platform that plugs you into a community of verified industry professionals and quality artists while giving you access to tools, content and resources that will help grow your team, business and brand. #PlugTalk #HipHop #MusicTech #Business #TheFarm #Comcast #Tech #Platform #Saas #tedtalk #motivation #demoday #atlanta #atlblacktech #accelerator

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When great minds come together dope things happen! @thegatheringspots @craigaking @bcriss_ #MembersOnly

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RAP PLUG IS LINKEDIN AND MORE FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS by Muriel Vega Business professionals tinker with their online profiles daily to connect with others in the field and gain access to more career opportunities. By looking on LinkedIn or other professional profile sites, contacts are able to tell if a connection has the experience needed for a particular project or someone whom they should keep in mind for future opportunities. But music artists and others in the massive entertainment industry don’t have a direct way to network and collaborate in the same way. Award-winning producer Craig A. King and tech entrepreneur Branden Criss realized that this lack of access to a networking platform was costing artists opportunities to get discovered. “That’s a problem because most of these artists go to industry events and they only collaborate with five percent of the people in the room, since they don’t know who is in the room,” says Criss. “You can be sitting next to the biggest music producer in the world and not even realize who they are, what they can provide for you.” On the other side of the equation, Criss shares that those same producers have to “sort through thousands of emails and Instagram direct messages without any true background, plus get bombarded at conferences and events,” just to identify artists they want to work with. Criss and King see their startup, Rap Plug, as the industry’s missing link. The membership-based networking and content platform is focused on the music industry, encompassing artists, DJs, producers, managers, songwriters and even fans. On average, it takes five to 10 years to catch a break as an artist, according to the team. By providing a networking platform to verified users, Rap Plug wants that timeline to get a lot shorter. “We provide real access to fan data analytics, to individuals in the industry, and a chance for you to not only get discovered, but for you to also discover other individuals and leverage the tools that we provide you to monetize,” explains Criss. Industry professionals join the network by uploading contact information, audio files, previous jobs, videos and other relevant content. The basic plan

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I became and entrepreneur because of @diddy this man has motivated me and inspired me in so many ways it’s crazy. To hear him talk about Atlanta, @qualitycontrolmusic , how big Hip Hop is and confirm that NOW is the time for Hip Hop and Tech to co exist just motivated me all over again. If you don’t know about us you will soon, we are about to revolutionize the way you Discover, Collaborate, and Monetize in this industry. The vision is clear and the mission is solid. #LetsGetIt #NoDaysoff #RapPlug

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Calling All Creatives This is your chance to join the Rap Plug Media / Visuals Team Photographers / Videographers / Editors / Publicist / Host / Graphic Designers / Camera Operators / Studio Specialist / DM today @therealrapplug Email Today rapplughiphop @gmail com #Creatives #Pr #GraphicDesigners #Photographers #Videographers #Marketers #Publicist #Media #Editors

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June 2019

Happy Birthday to my friend and business partner @craigaking I couldn’t ask for a better business partner thanks again for all that you do.

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We are teaming up with @MIXIshows to bring the industry to artists and the artists to the people! Curating a culture is more than just giving artists stage time, so we invite you to view our panel as we touch topics that all industry professionals can benefit from! ———————————————————- S/o to @chaptersalumni + @therapfest + @therealrapplug for making this happen. There will be a lot of knowledge shed here, don’t miss out! 8:15pm Sharp, be there! #betexperience #LA #Betawards #Hiphop #music #musictech #Technology #artists #rappers #rapplug #rapfest

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Preparation Breeds Greatness ✨ #ReminderForTheCreatives

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#Repost 🌟 #ATLBlackTech Spotlight: @craigaking + @bcriss_ 🕴Founders at @therealrapplug 📖Behind the Scenes: Craig King + Branden Criss, tech entrepreneurs, masterminds, and founders of Atlanta's Rap Plug have made a way for artists, labels, producers, and entrepreneurs to easily access content, resources and products that will help them become more successful as they grow. Both founders coming from the music industry knew the importance of having a "plug" in the music industry and wanted to fill that void. Join today and "get plugged" with Rap Plug. . . F O L L O W @therealrapplug #atlblacktech #blackmenintech #rapplug #therealrapplug #musiclife #producer #musicindustry #rap #atlanta #technology #artist

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No such thing as successes without sacrifice. #AllWorkNoPerp

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When you love what you do it’s hard to call it work. #TeamComcast #TheFarm #TechLife #Accelerator #RapPlug #BlackTech #Boss #CEO #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife

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. "The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do." -- Anonymous

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You are defined by your ACTIONS not by your words! #PlugTalk

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"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." ...

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Eventually we will learn that we HAVE to find ways to own, leverage and build our own.

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Many people don’t see the journey they just see the result. We often forget that before Tidal even became Tidal it was bought by Jay Z for $60 million. Never underestimate the value of what you’re building, developing and or creating. Everybody may not understand you, believe you or relate to you but you have to believe in yourself. Greatness takes time and the right people will recognize your greatness and support your ambitions when the right time comes. @therealrapplug we Up next!

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"Jay-Z's journey is the modern-day embodiment of the American dream." It's official – Forbes has officially declared Jay-Z hip-hop's first billionaire. Hov has reportedly accumulated a fortune that totals $1 billion, making him the first musician in hip-hop to do so. He is also one of only a few entertainers to achieve that feat. According to Forbes, Jay's empire was built through various deals in liquor (Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé ), cash investments, art collections, real estate, streaming services, his record label, and music catalog. Jay-Z's cash and investments come to a total of $220 million; his stake in liquor brands D’Ussé and Armand de Brignac totals $410 million; his music streaming platform, Tidal, tallies at $100 million; Roc Nation follows with $75 million; his music catalog rakes in $75 million; his art collection, $70 million; finally, his real estate investments totals $50 million. Some may assume that Dr. Dre already achieved billionaire status a couple of years ago, but that isn't entirely true. According to Forbes, Dre sold his brand, Beats by Dr. Dre to Apple for $3 billion. While his company is worth billions, Dre's personal net worth is $850 million. Jay's story is especially astonishing considering his journey to the top. Coming out of Brooklyn’s Marcy housing projects, Jay hustled as a drug dealer. He later traded in the life for music, founding Roc-A-Fella Records and releasing 14 No. 1 albums. Swizz Beatz, the superproducer behind some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits, says that people can look to Jay as the model of success. "It’s bigger than hip-hop … it’s the blueprint for our culture. A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt that was above us," he said. Forbes senior editor and Jay-Z biographer Zack O'Malley Greenburg agrees with Swizz, telling VIBE: "Jay-Z's journey is the modern-day embodiment of the American dream. His ascent offers an invaluable blueprint and inspiration to the next generation of entrepreneurs." Read Source - @vibemagazine

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#Repost @iamflyguydc ・・・ FlyGuyDC x The Rap Plug I Told Y’all I’m Taking Over All 2019 So Guess What....🥁🥁 Guess WHAT I’m Rocking With @TheRealRapPlug 🔌 I’m The Plugs Plug, & Im Officially The Culture Innovator, Official Host, Brand Ambassador, And Influencer For @therealrapplug And Wherever You See #RapPlug 🔌 🐐 Understand You’ll See Me Too ————————————————— If You Ain’t Plugged 🔌 Better Get Plugged 🔌 Are You Plugged ? 🔌

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When great minds come together DOPE things happen! We had a great meeting with the amazing @brittney_k and @mrtooofficial the head of marketing for @qualitycontrolmusic #TeamRapPlug #StayTuned #QC #RapPlug

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S/o to @hiphopweeklymagazine @imthatphotochick Atlanta, GA, April 2019] — Christian Combs, AKA King Combs, Son of Hip Hop Music Mogul Sean P.Diddy Combs, meets with Atlanta-based music tech company Rap Plug Inc, founded by Branden Criss and Craig A. King. CEO Branden Criss showcased how the Rap Plug platform is becoming a disrupting force in the Music/Tech space. Rap Plug is bringing the solution for collaboration, discovery, and monetization for aspiring artists and industry professionals. During the meeting Christian Combs spoke on how there is a clear disconnect between how fans and industry professionals connect and engage with established artists. “There’s probably a million dollars in my IG dm right now,” Combs remarked. King Combs has recently released his debut album, “Cyncerely C3” in March. Rap Plug Headquarters housed at The Battery Atlanta in conjunction with Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm. Rap Plug is a community of artists, labels, music producers, entrepreneurs, and more. Rap Plug connects, educates, empowers and equips our community by providing them with access to content, products, and resources that will help them become more success as they grow their brand, career, and business. For more information about this event or adorementioned brands, please contact Rap Plug at info @rapplug com. https://www.hiphopweekly.com/single-post/2019/04/19/Rapper-Christian-Combs-Meets-With-Music-Tech-Company-Rap-Plug #ChristianCombs #Combsfest #rapplug #Atl #Atlanta #HipHop #Music #atlanta @therealrapplug

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Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!

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#Recap 🎥 Thank you again to @teen_beatsummit and SAE Institute of Technology for the opportunity to partner with you at the #teenbeatsummit event!! Today’s youth are our future!! . . . #hiphop #rapplug #blacksintech #engineering #producer #rap #music #musician #musicislife #rnb #rnbmusic #atlanta #atl #newmusic #artist #hiphopartists #getplugged #plugtalk #technology #youth #sae @dance411 @amrhankybeat @therealrapplug

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