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A Midwest (Omaha, NE / Council Bluffs, IA) born and raised lyrical powerhouse with an original style that has been branded as "VENTURE SOUND", which can only be described as a hybrid mix of Classical / R&B / Hip-Hop / Rock sprinkled with a hint of Gothic seasoning. It has been said by other artists such as Reckless (of the United Kingdom), and radio DJ’s such as Houston Alexander / Strongarm (of Omaha, NE’s 106.9 The Power), that Prophacy is one of the most stunning stage performers in Hip-Hop today compared to both other underground artists or majors. As an independent artist Prophacy has even gained respectful comments from already established artist such as: Chino XL, Tech N9ne and Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs N Harmony) whom after meeting and hearing the artist during tours in 2002 and 2010 gave on stage praise saying; “keep doing your thing, you definitely got the heart and the skill to make it far in this business”. This is exactly what Prophacy intends to do.
As a registered ASCAP publisher / writer, Prophacy comes with a business knowledge that many other independent artist seem to lack. As a matter of fact, he plans on owning and running his own independent record label in the future along with starting up a clothing company called, “ThuGotH”. Most recently Prophacy is working hard along with the owner of GuerRevolution Records, to finish and release his 2014 sophomore self-titled album “Prophacy”, as well as being an important part of new Protect Ya Neck Records group Angel Gang. As an artist that believes in personal evolution and growth, Prophacy has assured that his upcoming album shall be levels beyond his debut album release, “The Descent”. The Descent album which came out fourth quarter 2009 sold around two-thousand hard copies independently before being taken out of print due to business reasons during first quarter 2011. It is still considered a big success regardless of its cut life span, garnishing great reviews from websites and publications worldwide such as “Culture Asylum Magazine” and “XXL Magazine“. Most importantly, the release of Prophacy’s 2009 debut album allowed him to become an accepted artist of iTunes, and also opened doors to bigger business connections with record stores as far from his home as Japan (such as Kizara Records and Bout Records). Prophacy has even branched out in the networking field, working with other artist and producers from different countries around the world, earning him a good level of respect in the underground community by fans and his other artist peers alike.
If you have any sense of the drive and determination that it would take to come from a non-music mecca area like (Omaha, NE / Council Bluffs, IA) which are widely overlooked when it comes to musical talent. I'm sure that you can tell that Prophacy has a pretty good focus on what he wants to do and also how he is going to get there. Prophacy has been part of many shows throughout his musical life, first performing covers at the young age of six while he was locked up in a children’s shelter due to poor family conditions, then on to more recent things like opening up for international artists such as: Tech N9ne, Critical Bill, Bizzy Bone, Paul Wall, Chino XL and many more. Prophacy has worked hard and has earned acclaim for other various things like reaching the number one spots on ranking list for artists in his region on sites such as Myspace.com and Reverbnation.com. He was also rewarded for becoming a First runner up in the 2006 L.A. Music Awards before ever even releasing his debut album.
Being an honest man coming from a hard life full of violence, molestation, instability and a family that turned a blind eye to him as an adolescent is part of what fuels Prophacy’s music to be so genuine and heartfelt to any listener. When you hear his music it just has a way of capturing you to the point where you can almost come away feeling as if you know him personally, and have been there with him the whole time. As a true artist of purpose / producer / song writer, Prophacy does what his heart and soul tells him, not changing fads or commercialism. Taking risks and not allowing himself to follow the musical fads of the which has become the thing to do especially within the Rap genre these days, Prophacy instead chooses to go against the given grain and truly work hard to bring real music with honest messages to his listeners.