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Meet Dre Stokes of Real Records in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dre Stokes.

Dre, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was always in to music, I was either playing with an instrument, writing, hooping or skating. but as a teen becoming an adult I was back and forth with rapping and taking it serious because I always had something going on I was always active. When my mom got sick for the first time I started taking rapping and my writing skills serious cause I needed something to give me a release and basketball and skating wasn’t doing it for me, i was tired of getting injured lol. I started off writing Poetry and actually learning the “art of rap” before I really started to get loose.. I see my dawg Ayee Bevs drop a freestyle video on Facebook back in 2011 or 2012 and that gave me all the fuel I needed to spark the fire for my vision..

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road.. through all the personal losses and still trying to keep your head on straight and mind on the craft at hand.. I feel like everything happens for a reason, it prepares you for life’s obstacles ahead.

Please tell us about the company.
Real Records is a Star Studded Independent Label on the rise. What I’m most proud of is that we all family oriented we treat each other like family cause we all grew up together so our chemistry in the studio brings out another element that you rarely hear in collab efforts. We’re known for making real music that you can feel, that’s going to get you on your feet and bars that’s make you play the track over. But at the same time, we’re all different styles of raps and cadences Real Records companies myself MADD Rich DBiggs, Ayee Bevs and DeanoRCatt.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m looking forward to all the people that’s going push us, stand with us and want to see us win in the end and my plans for the future is to have 1 of the biggest if not the biggest independent label in Los Angeles.

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