Release Info/credits
Christopher Whatley (CityEmpire)
Produced by Tony Arispe at (Paradox Studios)
Writer | Rapper | Promoter

“Unlock the Street” the street rap song reached 20,000 plays on February 7th, 2021.

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 by James Spady a former Alumn of the Utep Miners. 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′ working with Cynthia Keith as the President while being a member of the Future Leaders in Public Relations and Historian of the University of Texas at El Paso chapter Naacp Unit #69ag. Playing for Coach Mike Price an Eddie Robinson Head Coach of the Year Award winner. Blocking an Xtra point on ESPN against a TOP 25 ranked Arkansas in freezing weather.

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

Some include:
FlyBoi Entertainment (Patrick Freelon & Ezell)
Profresh Entertainment (Brent Ackerman & Elijah Donnel)
Rio Muhammed (MC RIO)
GrindHard Entertainment (Mono, Jaydat, Mistah Glaude)
OYL Entertainment (Alexander)
Dub Taylor (50/50 Global Music. #SONY)
Ringleader Jones (Troy Broadway)
Ira Young (Boss Entertainment)
SWAGGBROS Trayvon Poindexter, Prince Philly, Youngstar (Big Lumba)(El Paso, Texas)
Dj Se7en (New York)
Big Sam Entertainment
Dj Rob Swift (Geckosbrosradio)
Shawn Davis (Frequencies Disco)
Eye2Eye Promotions
Dj Black Apache
Dj Kb
Rico Torres ( T&M Latino Productions)

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

Antoinette Davis is an Urban Model from the United States of America and a first-generation college graduate in San Antonio, Texas graduating with a 3.43GPA. Knowing graphic design, marketing, and promotions as a certified Office General Administrative Assistant. Who loves business correspondence and communications.

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