Rap Plug Inc. offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

INVEST IN RAP PLUG INC. TODAY!

Connecting Culture To Community Through Technology

Rap Plug Live is a digital content startup that connects Hip Hop fans with their favorite artists as well as prominent figures in the rap community. Users can learn how to break into the industry from established pros through a curriculum designed by Hip Hop legends. Their team consists of battle-tested entrepreneurs, producers, and marketers who aim to make Rap Plug Live the number one educational platform for the Hip Hop industry.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
Rap Plug Inc.

$114,049.57 Raised

REASONS TO INVEST

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Spearheaded by a team of industry leaders who collectively have over 30 years of experience building, growing and scaling businesses. They have worked with and collaborated with some of the biggest artists, brands and corporations in the world

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They have secured partnerships with MAJOR celebrities such as Rick Ross, Diddy, and Eric Bellinger as well as numerous influencers

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Thousands of active accounts, over $650,000 in seed funding, and revenue
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Overview


We’re here to teach the masses

 


 

Rap Plug Live is a digital content platform that enables fans and followers to experience content and live videos from their favorite artists and industry pros. Our users can watch lessons from some of the best as they share their stories, skills, shortcuts, failures, and successes. 


From concert live streams to exclusive events, Rap Plug Live makes sure your fans get access to concerts, listening parties, and behind-the-scenes content. They can connect from anywhere in the world, with any screen or headset. They can enjoy any experience as if they were actually there. 

 




THE PROBLEM


The Hip Hop industry is inaccessible for most of the country


Whether you live in a densely populated community or a rural town, it’s hard to learn from legitimate professionals in the industry. Many people don’t know the true scope of jobs within the Hip Hop community due to lack of readily available information about the industry, despite the fact that the Hip Hop industry controls about 31% of the music market (Source). For those who take the plunge on their own, lack of access to mentors within the competitive industry can cause people to develop unhealthy business habits.





THE SOLUTION


An accessible curriculum created by Hip Hop professionals


We at Rap Plug take our relationships with pros very seriously. Our in-house star power and academic bandwidth have given us the ability to teach the masses about the ins and outs of the Hip Hop industry. Our industry pros often share rarely heard tips that will not only inspire but offer easily transferable skills into other industries. 




With over 50 careers you may not see under the banner of the music industry, we offer top industry professionals who teach masterclasses, tips and best practices without solely focusing on just the artist out front. We will launch a series of A List influencer campaigns and Master Classes featuring top rappers and entertainers. , Starting with Rap Mogul Rick Ross and his friends. 



Rap Plug Live is easy to use and easy to access. Download the app or visit the website to create a FREE account, then select and choose the content you would like to watch. From there, users can comment, stream and share content to their community as well as enter contests and challenges to PLUG with their favorite industry professional or celebrity. Our basic monthly subscription is $4.99 a month, and our Premium plan, which includes PPV content, is $90 a month. We also generate profit through sponsorships, events, and merchandise.

 

OUR TRACTION


Major brands and artists are tuning in



While we are new, Rap Plug Live’s content has already been licensed and used by major media companies such as VHI, BET and Hulu. We have also secured partnerships and or collaborated with major labels, brands and corporations such as Reebok, Ford, Microsoft, Combs Enterprises, Epic, Pandora, and the SXSW Music Festival. Rap Plug Live is also proud to boast collaborations with artists such as Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz and more!



Rap Plug has acquired and activated users and accounts on our platform who have tested, validated, and learned from top industry influencers and or professionals. Moreover, Rap Plug has generated thousands in revenue from online content, service offerings to artists and sold-out success events and activations from Coast to Coast. We have also raised over $650,000 in seed capital from friends, family and angel investors. 


Lastly, Rap Plug has built a very robust internship program that consists of 60 plus paid, unpaid, and independently contracted staff members. Our team consists of 60+ youth and young adults from all over the country and includes partnerships with over 10+ colleges. We plan to expand our team so that we may create more opportunities for young adults aspiring to work in the Hip Hop industry.

 


THE MARKET


Rap Plug Live brings the industry to you


Rap Plug is the SaaS platform for the Hip Hop and Music Industry. We are a subscription based video on demand (SVOD) platform that provides direct access to top music industry professionals and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content that other SVOD platforms won’t give their subscribers. Our users will learn how the Hip Hop industry works on a granular level as well as a macro level, which provides an immersive, educational experience. 

 


Through our contests and events, we give our users access to our celebrities and professionals in ways traditional social media cannot. We believe this access reinforces the hands-on learning approach that’s required to learn about the Hip Hop industry. One of the reasons we are able to give our users this experience is because we provide revenue share opportunities for our celebrities and professionals. This model incentivizes A-list talent to collaborate with us, which in turn, provides us with a legitimate roster to teach up-and-coming professionals.




Lastly, and arguably most importantly, we believe in giving back to our users. Rap Plug provides job opportunities and programs for users who complete our classes and courses. We believe in both our cause to make the Hip Hop industry more accessible, as well as the strength of our curriculum, so that we can create a network of professionals who will help cultivate the next generation of Hip Hop professionals.




WHY INVEST


We believe we will elevate Hip Hop

 

The Hip Hop Industry is a multi billion dollar industry, and we plan to make Rap Plug its number one educational platform. Our early traction is already stellar, we have the network, platform, and technology to bring the Hip Hop industry to people throughout the country. Invest in Rap Plug, and be a part of the next generation of Hip Hop.


ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS

1103 Silvergate Lane
Mableton , GA 30126
VALUATION

$19.98M

Rap Plug Live is a digital content startup that connects Hip Hop fans with their favorite artists as well as prominent figures in the rap community. Users can learn how to break into the industry from established pros through a curriculum designed by Hip Hop legends. Their team consists of battle-tested entrepreneurs, producers, and marketers who aim to make Rap Plug Live the number one educational platform for the Hip Hop industry.

TEAM

Branden Criss
Branden Criss
CEO / Co-Founder

Branden Criss - Co Founder and CO CEO 

Branden Criss is an Innovative leader, marketing consultant and tech entrepreneur with a long track record of success in marketing and growing businesses. He is the Co /Founder of Rap Plug Inc, and a self taught developer and the recipient of multiple awards, board member for multiple non profits and start ups, and a personal marketing, technology and branding consultant to celebrities, organizations and artists. He recently launched his tech start up "Rap Plug Inc'' a social networking platform for the Hip Hop industry. Branden has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his start-up, won numerous pitch competitions, been accepted into multiple tech accelerators and received investments from major entities like Boomtown and ComcastNBC Universal The Farm. Branden has collaborated, consulted and contracted with major corporations, organizations and key influencers like Revolt TV, Combs Enterprise, Microsoft, United Way, SXSW, A3C Music Festival and Conference, BET, Viacom, Magix / Acid Pro Next, Reebok, Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, Eric Bellinger, P Diddy, Master P, Spotify, Sound Exchange and many more. Branden Criss alongside his partner Craig King has recently partnered with Rick Ross a.k.a. “The Boss” (artist/entrepreneur) as part owner of their venture and platform “Rap Plug Live”.

Craig King
Craig King
Chairman / Co-Founder

Craig A. King has an extensive background of over 30 years in production, computer programming and engineering. He is the co-founder and CEO of Rap Plug alongside Branden Criss and has recently partnered with Rick Ross a.k.a. “The Boss” (artist/entrepreneur) as part owner. 

Current and History 

Mr. King produced the music and lyrics for Ford and their 2017 Born To Roll campaign and the music for the 2018 Born To Roll campaign as well. Mr. King worked in the university arena as an Adjunct Instructor at Vanderbilt University and Howard University. Multi-Award winning Craig A. King (The HipHop Technovator) has worked with Grammy award winning artists and producers Will Smith, Ludacris, Aaliyah, Quincy Jones, Kanye West and countless others as a producer and musician. This GRAMMY Voting member and co-owner of Gentle King Technologies has partnered with many powerhouses including Comcast/Universal-NBC, Intel, Microsoft, Ushers New Look Foundation (UNL), Foxconn, The Andrew Young Foundation, BET Africa and MTV Base etc.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Partner

Rick Ross is a rapper and label boss from Mississippi who has received Grammy nominations He is a prolific artist, both as a solo performer and as a guest, and his Maybach Music Group has put out albums by artists including Wale, Meek Mill, French Montana and Teedra Moses. Ross is held in high esteem within the music industry, signing deals with P. Diddy and earning praise from Pharrell. 

Maybach Music Group Label

Established in 2009, the bawse showed just how much of a leader he was when he created MMG, stacking his roster full of today’s freshest rap artists, including Meek Mill, Wale, Rockie Fresh and Stalley.

WingStop - WingStop is part of the reason Ross is one of Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings for the sixth year in a row. His poultry profits are far from paltry—somewhere in the low seven figures. Owning over 35 WingStop franchises.

Belaire Rosé - Rapper Endorsement Puts Luc Belaire Rosé on Most- Wanted List 

Jetdoc

Jetdoc And Rick Ross Announce Strategic Partnership

The Grammy-Nominated Rapper and Entrepreneur Connects with The Fastest Growing Telehealth Company to Provide Affordable Access to Healthcare to Millions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Ross

Rick Ross Compensation: Rick Ross shall be compensated by equity interests in Rap Plug in the amount of twenty-five (25%) percent and will be outlined in a separate “Common Stock Agreement." Rick Ross will be compensated fifty percent (50%) of all gross revenue generated from events, activations, live streams, concerts, on-demand content, music distribution, content distribution etc., produced by Rap Plug if Rick Ross is involved directly or provided that Client involves, introduces or procures sponsors, partners, talent and or other affiliates directly. This does not include investments made from Crowd Funding Platforms and or direct investments made not related to or directly and or indirectly from Partner. Rick Ross' equity will be vested after the current StartEngine offering is complete.

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Advisor

Peter Evans is the Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute, a consultancy dedicated management strategy and application of platform business models across a wide range of sectors. Peter has over 20 years of experience leading teams in identifying, framing, assessing, and communicating high-priority marketplace trends and disruptions that support business planning and investment prioritization. He has specialized in helping companies see around corners, anticipate key market trends and craft seminal thought leadership that framed major multi-year growth initiatives. 

At KPMG, he was a Principle in the Innovation and Enterprise Solution group responsible market and emerging technology sensing, innovation portfolio management and business development. To support the firm's intelligent automation strategy, he led a major study of how the world's largest enterprises are adopting artificial intelligence. 

Prior to joining KPMG, Dr. Evans was Vice President at the Center for Global Enterprise a nonprofit established by Sam Palmisano, former Chairman and CEO of IBM. He was instrumental in framing and delivering on the Center’s research, business education, and global CEO engagements. 

Previously, Dr. Evans held key strategy and market intelligence roles at General Electric. He was the lead author of GE's seminal white paper 'Industrial Internet: Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines," which articulated the macro trends behind GE's shift to a 'digital industrial' enterprise and led to the establishment of Predix. 

He also worked as an independent consultant for a variety of corporate and government clients, including the US Department of Energy, the OECD and the World Bank.

He received his master's degree and PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an International Academy of Management Fellow. He is the co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit and the Founder of MusicTech Connect in Atlanta.

Laron Walker

Laron Walker

Tech Advisor

About

Laron Walker is an Atlanta native who graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee State University (TSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Later, he enrolled in Purdue University to continue his studies where is earned his Master of Science in the same area. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, Laron suspended his PhD program to nurture his technology startup even though he had completed all but dissertation (ABD).

As an authority in technology, architecture and system integration, Laron has helped launch, advise and invest seed capital into several technology start-ups. Throughout his career, his focus has been to help companies plan, develop and implement their strategy using innovative technology approaches. In 2018, Laron successfully exited MyStemKits.com, a startup that he started and sold to a public company in less than 3 years.

Laron is the proud husband of Rachel Austin Walker, and father to Isaiah, Laila and Olivia.

Audrey Irvine

Audrey Irvine

Media Consultant

With a passion for news, information and great storytelling, I enjoy surfacing compelling stories from local stations that have national impact. Utilizing the global reach of CNN, the goal is to bring local affiliates stories to light and enabling CNN to 'cover the country.' I am a consummate leader in breaking news where CNN is a market leader utilizing the affiliate footprint to obtain first pictures. 

Specialties: Team building, Customer Service, Strategy, Strong Editorial Judgment

TERMS

Rap Plug Inc.
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$2.27
DEADLINE
Mar 24, 2022
VALUATION
$19.98M
AMOUNT RAISED
$114,049.57
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$249.70
MAX INVESTMENT
$106,998.72
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
4,405
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
440,528

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Rap Plug Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1103 Silvergate Lane , Mableton , GA 30126

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.35

Offering Maximum

:

$999,998.56

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$249.70











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

4,405

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

440,528

Price per Share

:

$2.27

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$19,975,736.68











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based: 

Friends and Family

Invest within the First 72 hours and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird 

Invest within the next 72 hours and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus 

Invest in the next 10 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares.

Amount Based: 

Tier 1: $500

Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask 

Tier 2: $1,000

One Performance slot at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase 

Definition: An artist performance slot is a 5-10 min performance on a stage / platform provided by Rap Plug in front of a physical or digital audience. 

Definition: A artist showcase is an event held by Rap Plug for artists and or aspiring music industry professionals to collaborate, connect and showcase their skills and talent.   

Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask 

Tier 3: $5,000 

VIP pass to All Exclusive Rap Plug events 

One Performance Slot at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase 

Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask 

Tier 4: $10,000 

5% bonus shares.

Access Exclusive Events (Festivals, Concerts, Showcases, etc) 

Two Performance slots at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase 

 2  Rap Plug T-Shirts / Mask 

Quarterly Business Coaching 

Lifetime Subscription to RPL Platform

(Includes Master Classes, BTS Content, etc) 

RoundTable One on One with Founders 

Access to Annual Meet & Greet with Rap Plug Award Winning Pros 

Access to annual Rap Plug Retreat / Conference 

Tier 5: $25,000

7% Bonus shares 

Access Exclusive Events (Festivals, Concerts, Showcases, etc) 

Perform at Rap Plug Artist Showcases 

Rap Plug T-Shirt / Mask 

Quarterly Business Coaching 

Lifetime Subscription to RPL Platform

(Includes Master Classes, BTS Content, etc) 

Round Table One on One with Founders 

 Access to Annual Meet & Greet with Rap Plug Award Winning Pros 

Access to annual Rap Plug Retreat / Conference 

Tier 6: $50,000 

10% Bonus shares

Access Exclusive Events (Festivals, Concerts, Showcases, etc) 

Perform at Rap Plug Artist Showcases 

Rap Plug T-Shirt / Mask 

Quarterly Business Coaching 

Lifetime Subscription to RPL Platform

(Includes Master Classes, BTS Content, etc) 

RoundTable One on One with Founders 

 Access to Annual Meet & Greet with Rap Plug Award Winning Pros 

Access to annual Rap Plug Retreat / Conference 

Platinum Investor Member Club 

Promoted on website 

Promoted in an email blast (150K +) 

VIP section at events 

Special Edition Rap Plug Merchandise 

All-Access Pass at selected Events 

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Rap Plug will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $2.27 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $227. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

PRESS

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Apple Music

Craig King on The Session Apple Music Hip Hop

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Rollingout Magazine

Black owned tech company launches new app ‘Rap Plug’

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Rollingout Magazine

Craig King and Branden Criss: The masterminds of Atlanta’s Rap Plug

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A3C Music Festival

Premiering ACID Pro NEXT at SXSW

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Whats-404

Atlanta Hip Hop Day, Rap Plug Live partner to deliver virtual festival!

ALL UPDATES

05.09.22

JOIN TEAM RAP PLUG

YES!! It’s back the Rap Plug Inc,  Internship  / Independent Contractor program is back if you’re interested in joining #TeamRapPlug click the link and apply today.

https://linktr.ee/rapplug



04.20.22

Rap Plug Inc Co Founder Craig King speaks at this year's MOBE Conference

These are just some of the speakers for our MOBE 30th Anniversary virtual conference on April 22nd! Curtis Symonds Yvette Moyo Byron Allen Aaron Walton Angela Ford Craig A. King Co-Founder Rap Plug Bruce B. Siegal Jason "J." Carter Tahir “Mr. Legacy” Murray Kimatni Rawlins

This is THE conference for small businesses, corporations, agencies, entrepreneurs, media and marketing executives.
There's something for everyone - HBCUs, music & tech, film opportunities, Name Image Likeness (NIL) sports deals, advertising, crypto/NFTs, social justice and a special Fireside Chat with Byron Allen and Curtis Symonds!

We added a bonus education day on 4/21 to discuss the important discussion of Culturally Responsible Teaching in Black independent institutions, the real CRT! You get 2 conferences for the price of 1!

Register now to save $50 off the General Registration until April 1st at mobesymposium.com! More speakers to be announced! Don't miss out! #mobesymposium#onlyatmobe #mobeaccelerates #legacymatters#marketing #advertising #HBCUs



03.23.22

NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTNERSHIPS

AT&T Dream In Black 20 AT&T Dream In Black is extremely interested in sponsoring an HBCU college tour with panels, performances and master classes. The goal: to collaborate with industry. 

Plugged In Showcase 

professionals to educate and inspire college students.
This is an opportunity for Rap Plug to target HBCUs while being on the LEGENDZ of the Streetz Tour. We can leverage the pros from the tour to speak to the students while.

Delta Airlines 

Delta is interested in Rap Plug Live Master Class content and behind the scenes content. This is an opportunity for Rap Plug to have its content licensed by Delta and companies like Delta enabling us to market and promote Rap Plug directly to new customers. We met the head of D&I and she also attended our Rap Plug Academy kick off in Summerhill Ga for girls 14-18 yrs old where she was blown away and subsequently emailed her entire Delta team including Ed Bastian (CEO). This is a very promising opportunity for us. They literally said “Dream as big as possible on this one and we’ll support the dream”! 


Rap Plug Academy and the focus: to teach coding while learning how to make beats and Masterclasses. Schools all over the country are reaching out about our opportunities in this space from Philadelphia, Newark, Atlanta to Nashville and we’re just getting started. One organization just paid for subscriptions for our Masterclasses and the City Of Atlanta paid for it. We can get Delta and many others to underwrite our subscription cost and it’s a win win. 

We spoke with the head of Juvenile Detention Centers for the city of Atlanta. He fell in love with the idea of a partnership. He understood the importance of the youth having access to a RP Masterclass series. Most of there child want to be in our industry as you can imagine and since we put a great emphasis on the under celebrated parts of our industry our model is very promising to many institutions. 

Sprite/ Red Bull / Coke / Monstor
Rap Star Energy Drink / Vydia are
all Interested in sponsoring the tour and or the live stream component of the tour. 

Our most recent recent partnership for powerful advertisers and sponsors is with Urban Edge Networks. Led by Todd Brown and Hardy Pelt, they are leaders for black owned companies that partner with advertising agencies. They work closely with Byron Allen (and his enterprise) and are supporting us in many ways in 2022 and forward - augmenting our site to allow companies to market there products (ie: Target, Microsoft) in very savvy and commercially appealing ways with over 60 yrs experience. Their clients include Black Girls Rock, Roland Martin’s Show, Kevin Frasier’s company, HBCU League Pass etc. 

We know there are others who may fit as strategic partners and or sponsors as well. 


03.23.22

RAP PLUG PARTNERS WITH AT&T DREAM IN BLACK

SALUTE to @att ✊🏾 They informed us that our Co Founder Craig King is now a 2022 Black Future Maker! Craig is proud to be in such esteemed company! In addition, Thank you, artist @gardenofjourney, Georgie Nakima, for the portrait! 


Every Black Future Maker pursues greater possibilities, for themselves and their
communities. Whatever their talents, they’re opening new doors for those who
want to shape the future. #DreaminBlack#ATTInfluencer
#MakingPurposePowerful #RapplugLive#RapplugAcademy #blackfuturemaker #ThankYou#StayTuned


03.23.22

NOW AVAILABLE ON RAP PLUG LIVE "MR HANKY PRO CLASS"

"THE MR HANKY PRO CLASS" 

Working with artists from City girls, Erica banks, Lil DuVal , Snoop Dogg, Jeezy and more, Mr. Hanky and Rap plug live teamed up to give you an exclusive look into his creative process and much more.

Topics include:
Inside the “Twerkulator”
Inside the “Living my best life”
Inside the “City girls song”
Women in Rap
Building the Beat
And much more!

Beyond this educational and entertainment filled pro class, this is your chance to learn more about Mr. Hanky and how he became who he is today.


Go to https://rappluglive.com/categories/pro-class today to purchase this PRO CLASS. 
Powered by @therealrapplug @bcriss_@craigkingofficial @amrhankybeat @rappluglive



03.22.22

THE PLUGGED IN SHOWCASE

Rap Plug will host a quarterly event called the “Plugged In Showcase.” 

Event Case Study 

This event gives us a unique opportunity to
Market and promote the Rap Plug app and platform Promote the Start Engine campaign
Test and perfect our live stream service
Recruit and onboard new potential Rap Plug pros Generate income from artist performing slots Create new content for our platform
Secure revenue from sponsors and ticket sales Secure and retain strategic partnerships with labels.

We have already tested and proven this as a valid strategy. 

With the right team and planning this can be an event that we grow and scale quarterly and potentially on board in multiple cities and markets or a blowout annual event like The Revolt Summit with powerful sponsors.
Rap Plug was also hired to provide live streaming services to one vendor in October which generated $6,000 of income for the company. Although Rap Plug has monetized these events we still had to pay staff, partners and vendors the breakdown is provided in the burn rate overview.



03.21.22

Congratulations to our Rap Plug Pro entrepreneur and entertainment lawyer BERNIE LAWRENCE

Congratulations to our Rap Plug Pro entrepreneur and entertainment lawyer BERNIE LAWRENCE  @berniegetsyoupaid on her accomplishment of being recognized as “One of The Most 10 influential Black Women of 2022” .. Pro Class is coming soon to @rappluglive

B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates, PC is a boutique law firm that specializes in Entertainment, Corporate, and Intellectual Property Law.

Since her establishment in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002, her focus has been in the areas of Music, Trademark, Copyright, Film/TV Rights, Media Technology, Licensing, and Corporate Transactions.

Clients include but are not limited to:

21 Savage 

Diddy 

Mulatto 

+ More












03.10.22

RAP PLUG LIVE X LEGENDZ OF THE STREETZ TOUR

Rap Plug is currently on tour with our partner Rick Ross. The tour supports   Rap Plug’s objectives by providing the following.


A. Rap Plug has been marketing and promoting the Start Engine campaign in 20+ cities directly to 7,000 + Hip Hop fans and potential investors / customers within each arena. Our ambassadors and street team have been passing out fliers and posters in these arenas. We  have had promo banners, signage, QR Codes, and vendor booths in each arena pushing our campaign and app.


B. Exclusive Content

  • Rap Plug has partnered with the promoters of the tour to gather exclusive behind the scenes content of the Tour. The content will be utilized as an asset on our platform that will be monetized. Fans can download the app or go to the website to watch exclusive episodes, interviews and content from various shows they attended or missed. This gives us an opportunity to engage with current pros and recruit and collaborate with new pros such as DJs, Choreographers,  Managers, A&Rs etc.  These pros as a result see us consistently and start to engage with us regularly. We will collaborate with them for future master classes and interview content.


  • The first leg of the tour was a pilot for proof of concept. We attended Shows in 7 cities and created content for FREE so that we could pitch a formal partnership to the tour promoters. As a result we brokered a deal with the tour promoters directly. The tour promoters hired Rap Plug to run their social media pages, secure sponsorships for the tour and secure opening acts for the tour as a result we have generated over $25,000 dollars  in revenue from this partnership between  January 1, 2022 and March 1, 2022. The revenue generated from the partnership has been utilized to cover our touring expenses and help market our current campaign. 


C. Live Streaming / VOD Tour Services

  • Rap Plug plans to live stream shows from the tour to fans globally. The live stream will help drive traffic to our app and site, generate new revenue, customers and leads.
  • We will partner with the headliners of the tour and the tour promoter to leverage the social media following of the A list artists to promote the live stream to a global audience.
  • We will outsource the live stream production to our vendor partners to ensure a seamless high quality experience. We also anticipate sponsors being interested in sponsoring the live stream as another means of generating revenue.


D. Strategic Partners / Sponsors

Rap Plug has identified major corporations who are interested in sponsoring Rap Plug events, tours and/or content.



03.08.22

Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Rap Plug Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Rap Plug Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

02.17.22

Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Rap Plug Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Rap Plug Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into Rap Plug Inc..

$249.00

StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.

$500.00

Tier 1: $500

Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask

$1,000.00

Tier 2: $1,000

One Performance slot at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase, Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask

$5,000.00

Tier 3: $5,000

VIP pass to All Exclusive Rap Plug events One Performance Slot at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask

$10,000.00

Tier 4: $10,000

Access Exclusive Events (Festivals, Concerts, Showcases, etc) Two Performance slots at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase 2 Rap Plug T-Shirts / Mask Quarterly Business Coaching Lifetime Subscription to RPL Platform (Includes Master Classes...see more

$25,000.00

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With Regulation A+, a non-accredited investor can only invest a maximum of 10% of their annual income or 10% of their net worth per year, whichever is greater. There are no restrictions for accredited investors.

With Regulation Crowdfunding, non-accredited investors with an annual income or net worth less than $124,000, are limited to invest a maximum of 5% of the greater of those two amounts. For those with an annual income and net worth greater than $124,000, he/she is limited to investing 10% of the greater of the two amounts.

At the close of an offering, all investors whose funds have “cleared” by this time will be included in the disbursement. At this time, each investor will receive an email from StartEngine with their Countersigned Subscription Agreement, which will serve as their proof of purchase moving forward.

Please keep in mind that a company can conduct a series of “closes” or withdrawals of funds throughout the duration of the campaign. If you are included in that withdrawal period, you will be emailed your countersigned subscription agreement and proof of purchase immediately following that withdrawal.

StartEngine assists companies in raising capital, and once the offering is closed, we are no longer involved with whether the company chooses to list shares on a secondary market, or what occurs thereafter. Therefore, StartEngine has no control or insight into your investment after the close of the live offering. In addition, we are not permitted to provide financial advice. You may want to contact a financial professional to discuss possible investment outcomes.

For Regulation Crowdfunding, investors are able to cancel their investment at any point throughout the campaign up until 48 hours before the closing of the offering. Note: If the company does a rolling close, they will post an update to their current investors, giving them the opportunity to cancel during this timeframe. If you do not cancel within this 5-day timeframe, your funds will be invested in the company, and you will no longer be able to cancel the investment. If your funds show as ‘Invested’ on your account dashboard, your investment can no longer be canceled.

For Regulation A+, StartEngine allows for a four-hour cancelation period. Once the four-hour window has passed, it is up to each company to set their own cancelation policy. You may find the company’s cancelation policy in the company’s offering circular.

Once your investment is canceled, there is a 10-day clearing period (from the date your investment was submitted). After your funds have cleared the bank, you will receive your refund within 10 business days.

Refunds that are made through ACH payments can take up to 10 business days to clear. Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of the bank, but we will do everything we can to get you your refund as soon as possible. However, every investment needs to go through the clearing process in order to get sent back to the account associated with the investment.

Both Title III (Regulation Crowdfunding) and Title IV (Reg A+) help entrepreneurs crowdfund capital investments from unaccredited and accredited investors. The differences between these regulations are related to the investor limitations, the differing amounts of money companies are permitted to raise, and differing disclosure and filing requirements. To learn more about Regulation Crowdfunding, click here, and for Regulation A+, click here.

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Unless indicated otherwise with respect to a particular issuer, all securities-related activity is conducted by regulated affiliates of StartEngine: StartEngine Capital, LLC, a funding portal registered here with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and here as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or StartEngine Primary, LLC, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and FINRA/SIPC . You can review the background of our broker-dealer and our investment professionals on FINRA’s BrokerCheck here. StartEngine Secondary is an alternative trading system regulated by the SEC and operated by StartEngine Primary, LLC, a broker dealer registered with the SEC and FINRA. StartEngine Primary, LLC is a member of SIPC and explanatory brochures are available upon request by contacting SIPC at (202) 371-8300.


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1) Regulation A offerings (JOBS Act Title IV; known as Regulation A+), which are offered to non-accredited and accredited investors alike. These offerings are made through StartEngine Primary, LLC (unless otherwise indicated). 2) Regulation D offerings (Rule 506(c)), which are offered only to accredited investors. These offerings are made through StartEngine Primary, LLC. 3) Regulation Crowdfunding offerings (JOBS Act Title III), which are offered to non-accredited and accredited investors alike. These offerings are made through StartEngine Capital, LLC. Some of these offerings are open to the general public, however there are important differences and risks.


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StartEngine’s Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view StartEngine’s offering circular and risk associated with this offering.