Release Info/credits
Christopher Whatley (CityEmpire)
Writer | Rapper | Promoter

Unlock the street by CityEmpire
Has received rave reviews on being called the “Woke King of Hip Hop”.

Chris Whatley graduated from J.M. Hanks High School in 2007 and received a $500 college scholarship from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Sigma-Tau) from Leo Pleasants by writing an essay. Then another $500 scholarship from the Black Chamber of Commerce from Leo Pleasants by writing another essay. Then came another $500 college scholarship from the J.M. Hanks High School football booster club. Being recognized as Honorable Mentioned All-District 1-5A as a Defensive Lineman. As an invited walk-on as a Junior from Clemson (Paul Hogan), with Rice and Southern Miss making the same offer he decided to attend Grambling State from El Paso, Texas with instate tuition in Louisiana. This Historically Black College University known around the world by its marching band and sending the most athletes to the NFL and coach Eddie Robinson allowed him to find a passion for urban culture.

Transferring back to the University of Texas at El Paso with the help of coach Robert Rodriguez he was able to play on the football team. During his era, he became the Vice President of the Black student union in 2010′ as well as a member of the Future Leaders in Public Relations and Historian of the University of Texas-El Paso chapter Naacp Unit #69ag. Playing for Coach Mike Price an Eddie Robinson Head Coach of the Year Award winner.

CityEmpire worked with local artists to create showcases along with promoters to throw shows.

Some include:
FlyBoi Entertainment (Patrick Freelon)
Profresh Entertainment (Brent & EJ)
GrindHard Entertainment (Mono)
OYL Entertainment (Alexander)
Dub Taylor (50/50 Global Music. #SONY)
Ringleader Jones (Troy Broadway)
Ira Young (Boss Entertainment)
SWAGBROS (El Paso, Texas)
Dj Se7en (New York)
Big Sam Entertainment
Dj Rob Swift

He was able to provide Graphic Design, flyer distribution, Event planning, Security, and promotion. Developing his song helping others first he was able to “Unlocked the Street” in his own way.

Chris Whatley’s (CityEmpire) only mission was to have one song reach 20,000 plays on one website while helping others get their voices heard. By living the “Dream”.

This is a brief history of Unlock the street from the beginning.

Article link:

@lumofficial #TheExchange #Paradoxstudio “Unlock the Street” produced by Tony Arispe
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Antoinette Davis is an Urban Model from the United States of America and a first-generation college graduate from San Antonio, Texas with a 3.43 GPA. Knowing graphic design, marketing, and promotions as a certified general office professional administrative assistant who loves business correspondence and communication.

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