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Prinziphe / Bio

Prinziphe also known as Christopher Villagracia was born in 1988 in the island of Philippines inside of a town called Daet Camarines Norte. His mother Erlinda had left him when he was just 11 months old to work in the United States to give her family a better life and was later joined by his father Cezar and his sister Zarlyn in 1996, which left him behind with only his brother Jeff to look up to as a role model. Prinziphe stopped going to school after first grade at the age of six to fix his papers to come to the Unites Sates, which was later delayed caused by errors on his papers. He did not go back to school until the age of eleven when he and his brother finally came together with the rest of the family in Las Vegas Nevada in early 2000s.

Being new to the United States with very limited English communication he put much of his time listening to the radio and watching music videos. Once he was exposed to the rap scene he started idolizing Nelly with his RIDE WIT ME, which was number one hit at the time. He loved the song so much he wrote the lyrics for it, memorized it and recited it everyday until he sang the song from the top of his head. Prinziphe started writing poems influenced by the words and flow of his favorite rapper then soon after lyrics came and he brought those lyrics to life by recording them in 2004 turning them into songs. Letting family and close friends be a part of the journey he had chosen, they listened, showed respect and gave him much support. After years of consistency of positive feedbacks and great numbers of listeners in 2009 he felt ready to take it to the streets performing when chances came his way and gaining fans in the process. Then in 2012 he came together with one of his friend known as Mixx to come out with a first single called I KNOW and decided to put the music out on itunes for the world to enjoy. He hopes one day to reach the top, where people "DREAM BIG".

Prinziphe wants to introduce Love Rap (relationships, romance and drama music) to the world, a music that he considers as an alternate to pop music. A rap that doesn’t contain any type of profanity just strictly music that relates to many people in many ways. He claims to be the best at LOVE RAP since there is nobody else better at what he does best “ creating music that relates to people in their everyday lives”.

Prinziphe is striving to be the first solo Filipino Rapper to reach the billboards in the United States. Never giving up and always believing is part of his motto but the quote, ONE DAY I WILL SHINE just as tatted on his wrist is what he lives by everyday.

General Info

Artist Name
Prinziphe
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/prinziphe
Active Since
01/03
Genres
Hip Hop / LOVE RAP

Contact Info

Location
Las Vegas, NV

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