(#Throwback Archive) Who is Chris DeVille?

Originally Published: June 1, 2014

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Pennsylvania rapper Chris DeVille is a quiet storm bound to blow. With his clever bars and consistent flow this remarkable emcee is definitely industry ready. Rapping is an art form and DeVille paints pictures with his dynamic word play. The 56 and Runnin’ Entertainment emcee makes use of every word as he delivers real rap with his grounded approach.

Chris DeVille grew up in the economically depressed city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania where nothing came easy. Growing up a fatherless child, he would have to become the man his father couldn’t be at an extremely young age.

In 2004, DeVille enlisted in the United States Army. With his tough upbringing, serving in South Korea and Iraq didn’t faze him, but it certainly left its impact. After leaving the Army, DeVille knew it was time to take control of his own destiny. Encouraged by his peers he started flirting with hip-hop and soon fell in love.
Chris DeVille hit the Pennsylvania hip hop scene hard. With hits like “PFOM” and “Who I Am” DeVille gained an immediate audience. Now “Johnstown’s Own” is shadowing his earlier successes with the release of his upcoming album Allow Me To Introduce Myself. The 6 track EP will feature DeVille at his best as he presents to listeners the sound that the game has been missing. Watch the album trailer below.

 

The Allow Me To Introduce Myself album drops this summer and includes such songs as “Intimate Truth” featuring R&B vocalist Emanny and “Dream Outrageous” featuring Royal Dutchie. The “Dream Outrageous” track will serve as the lead single for the album, the official video was released last week. With this track DeVille reminds his audience to never let regrets take the place of your dreams. The inspirational track is a feel good song, released just in time to be this summer’s anthem. Check out the new video below and be sure to share your thoughts.

 

Up next for Mr. DeVille comes his anticipated second single “Intimate Truth” featuring New York R&B singer Emanny. Emanny has appeared on songs with rap kingpins Jadakiss, Styles P, and Joe Budden. He has also worked with R&B legends Patti Labelle, Gerald Levert, Ginuwine, and Carl Thomas. One of Emanny’s biggest songs to date is his 2012 hit titled “I Messed Up” featuring Slaughterhouse rep Joe Budden.

The “Intimate Truth” single will reveal another side of Chris DeVille as he showcases his versatility on the intimate track. “People want the truth from you, but will lie to themselves,” says DeVille as he explained to me the origins of this song.

The “Intimate Truth” single is scheduled to release June 10th, so be on the look out. Also keep an eye out for DeVille’s Allow Me To Introduce Myself EP dropping this summer.

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[Hot New Music!] Royal Dutchie – They Don’t Love Me No More (Download & Stream Mixtape)


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The connection between music and marijuana is just as visible as it is loud. The “Stoner Movement” is all the more evident with marijuana becoming more commercial and states now legalizing the recreational drug. More recently the movement has become a culture; and within this culture you can find Pennsylvania emcee and cannabis advocate Royal Dutchie. The Johnstown native is truly dedicated to the marijuana movement and exhibits this not only through his highly addictive fashion line, but through his music as well.

Today, Royal Dutchie premieres his debut solo mixtape, They Don’t Love Me No More, via The Roundtable Empire. The mixtape is jam-packed from beginning to end with bangers and head nodders. They Don’t Love Me No More is a nice blend of both, original beats and industry heaters. The project features his 56 & Runnin’ family members Chris DeVille, TEN/27, D. Ess, and LeRon. The mixtape also features production by Jay Beats, vocals by Jei-Laya, and some tough bars by Q.

“The mixtape is based off two parts of my life,” said Royal Dutchie. “The first half of my life I was in a situation that I really didn’t need to be in. The mixtape starts off with how I’m moving on from that situation and then it goes into where I just transformed into ‘I don’t really give a f@ck about what anybody thinks’. It’s some real life sh!t. Almost less of a mixtape and more of a story.”

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“The name of the mixtape came about from me spazzing on that “They Don’t Love Me No More” beat. I also felt like it fit because there ain’t no love in the city. I mean all the rappers in the city, they don’t love me no more. Everybody that was in the whole movement with 56 & Runnin’. You felt like my niggas didn’t rock with me. Like they thought I was out here by myself. So They Don’t Love Me No More was the proof, like, my niggas is still riding with me. I got all my niggas on the mixtape…all of them. It’s really playing off the theme “They Don’t Love No More,” but in reality I got all the love.”

“Right now for me it’s all about the business and building my brand, however, Royal Dutchie is more than a brand. This is how I live,” said Royal Dutchie.

“Half these m@therf&ck%rs in the industry smoke trees…even the ones who don’t openly admit to it. It’s just what it is. Marijuana is taking over. Sh!t, the whole marijuana movement is taking over. Not just in the Hip Hop culture…it’s becoming a norm,” said Royal Dutchie. “I believe within ten years marijuana will be legal federally. Until then, I’m dreaming outrageous.”

Be on the lookout for Royal Dutchie’s upcoming album entitled Reasonable Suspicion, set to drop in April of next year.

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Join the marijuana movement today and check out royaldutchie.com. Also be sure to get your fix by clicking here to listen to Royal Dutchie’s They Don’t Love Me No More mixtape presented by Omastar PMD, LLC.

The Royal Dutchie brand is a snapshot of the culture. Once you see the big picture you’ll be ready to Dream Outrageous.

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