Rap Plug Inc.

Connecting Culture To Community Through Technology

Rap Plug Inc.

Connecting Culture To Community Through Technology

Mableton , GA
Music
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.

$25,271

raised
54
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.27
Price per Share
$249.70
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$25,271

raised
54
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.27
Price per Share
$249.70
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Rap Plug Inc.:

$249+
Investment
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+
Investment
Tier 1: $500
Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 2: $1,000
One Performance slot at a Rap Plug Artist Showcase, Rap Plug T-Shirt + Mask
$5,000+
Investment
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+
Investment
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+
Investment
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... see more
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 6: $50,000
10% bonus shares and all the same perks as Tier 5 plus: Platinum Investor Member Club Promoted on website Promoted in email blast (150K +) VIP section at events Special Edition Rap Plug Merchandise All-Access Pass at selected Events

Reasons to Invest

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


In the Press

Source Magazine

RAP PLUG LIVE IS THE ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR BOTH FANS AND ARTISTS IN 2020

Hypepotamus

RAP PLUG IS LINKEDIN AND MORE FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS

Rollingout Magazine

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

UmeekTv

Hip Hop Weekly Magazine & Rap Plug Presents The Music Industry Holiday Mixer

Rollingout Magazine

Black owned tech company launches new app ‘Rap Plug’

Karen Civil

YFN LUCCI & THINK IT’S A GAME RECORDS YFN LUCCI AND TIG PARTNER WITH MUSIC TECH COMPANY, RAP PLUG INC., FOR A TALENT SEARCH & COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY

Stay Happening

Rap Plug Inc Presents: 2 Year Anniversary Plugged In Party & Showcase

Day 1 Pro

CHRISTIAN COMBS MEETS WITH MUSIC TECH COMPANY RAP PLUG

Apple Music

Craig King on The Session Apple Music Hip Hop

Shear Share

10 Mobile Apps You Should Know About

The Farm ATL

The masterminds of Atlanta’s Rap Plug

Revolt TV

REVOLT TV partnered up with Amazon Web Services for the Code to Color pitch competition

Hip-Hopvibe

HHV Exclusive: RapPlug.com Co-Founders, Branden Criss and Craig King, Discuss Being The “LinkedIn and Angie’s List of Hip-Hop,” Helping Independent Artists Grow On Their Platform, Collaborating With Think It’s A Game Records, and More [VIDEO]

Urban Geekz

“10 Mobile Apps You Should Know About” – Created By African Americans 2018

The Farm ATL

Rap Plug Investor Night

Whats-404

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

AllEvents.IN

Rap Plug presents The Plugged In Showcase

360 Magazine

THE ROSE FEST LINE UP PRESS IMAGE. PHOTO COURTESY: RAP PLUG LIVE. FOR USE BY 360 MAGAZINE.

Spitfire Hip Hop

Atlanta Hip Hop Day, DJ Scream & Rap Plug Live delivering this year’s Virtual Broadcast of the Festival

The Progress Report

The Progress Report Media Group is a proud media partner of Rap Plug’s upcoming Plugged In Artist Showcase. Tune in via RapPlugLive.com

A3C Music Festival

Premiering ACID Pro NEXT at SXSW

Offering Summary


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.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$4,558.00 USD
$47,108.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$4,558.00 USD
$47,108.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$12,500.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$130,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$51,292.00 USD
$73,332.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$18,425.00 USD
$36,363.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$310,449.00 USD
-$287,969.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

WE JUST HIT A HUGE MILESTONE!

7 days ago

Thanks to YOU, Rap Plug Live has passed the 20k mark in investments! This is only the beginning! As we continue to keep this momentum going, Rap Plug has some incredible events coming up in the next month including: 


  • A3C Music Festival  

Atlanta October 22-23rd

Since its founding in 2005, Atlanta's A3C Festival has become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year. During the day, industry professionals mix it up at the A3C conference with panels, live interviews, and special speakers, while at night the three stages at the festival grounds are lit up with talent.

  • Revolt Summit Atlanta

November 10th-13th

The 2021 Revolt Summit will aim to connect artists, entrepreneurs, creatives and aspiring executives with each other to network and celebrate the culture of Hip Hop.  Featuring panels with A-List musicians, celebrities and entrepreneurs at the top of their fields the REVOLT Summit champions a spirit of connection and learning within the Hip Hop community.


  • LEGENDZ of Streetz Tour 

October-April 2022 (27 cities) 

Covering the exclusive behind the scenes of the Legends of the Streetz tour which features hip-hop heavyweights Rick Ross (a Rap Plug Investor/Co-owner), 2 Chains, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and more! 


  • Plugged in Artist Showcase

November 2021 (official date to be announced) 

Hosted by Rap Plug Live, the Plugged In Artist Showcase is an opportunity for artists, brands, and media outlets to present their skills, brands, and/or platforms to major labels, media executives and new fans or consumers.


We will be sharing more updates and information regarding each specific event, with many more activations & events to be announced!


THANK YOU for helping us hit this milestone! Let's keep it going!

Rap Plug Live is on the road!

13 days ago

We are currently on the road with the LEGENDZ of the STREETZ tour which features some of your favorite artists including: 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Lil’ Kim, Gucci Mane, Fabolous, with DJ Drama and more! We will continue to post tour updates on here, as well as our social media so continue to stay tuned! We already have a lot of sneak peek footage on our Instagram account @rappluglive so check it    out today! 



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