Eric the Prince

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Template:Autobiography Eric Hans Schaefer (born August 14, 1988) better known by his stage name Eric the Prince, is an American rapper from Honolulu, Hawaii. He released his first album, Father Nature, in 2010.

Early life

Schaefer grew up in an upper-middle class family in the Rolling Hills Estates area of California. He moved to Hawaii at thirteen where he attended Kaiser High School, and then the University of Hawaii.

Career

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Eric the Prince in Israel shooting a music video

As an entrepreneur, he ran a luxury rental company, performed stand-up comedy, and ran a prayer channel.[1] His prayer channel grew from a few videos to hundreds of videos and his channel Prayer Pharmacy now has millions of views[2], and an accompanying website.[3]Attending the University of Hawaii he was set to graduate Journalism. The house he was was renting burned down killing two of his roommates[4], which caused him to rethink life, transfer to the New Hope College to study music and pursue a career as a professional rap artist. After which he went on tour around the United States and Israel, when he returned he lived in West Hollywood at the Sunset Marquis meeting and mingling with many superstars and with the 2015 American Idol contestants,[5] and recorded frequently with Tupac's[6] main producer[7], Tommy Daugherty[8] of Death Row Records. Eric left LA and returned to Hawaii, going by Eric the Prince instead of Pure Pressure and rose to fame locally as he started to collaborate with local artists. Among the all-star local artists he's collaborated with one includes CJ Fire who performed in Hawaii with ASAP FERG, CURREN$y, and Lil Wyte. CJ Fire performs with Willy G, another prominent figure in the Hawaii Hip Hop Scene[9]. In the Hawaii Hip Hop scene, Eric has performed at major venues such as the 'Waikiki Shell,' the 'Blaisedale,' and large auditoriums.[10] and most of the regular sized venues as well such as 'Dragon Upstairs,' at 'Rumfire,' at the Sheraton, 'Mai Tai's,' '4Play,' and 'Above Ultralounge.'

Personal life

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Eric the Prince during the 'Volcano' Music Video Shoot

Because Eric's parents are both doctors[11][12], Eric has studied the healing properties of sound frequencies and harp music and layers his music with those healing sounds and plays them while he's performing. He's runs the site Rap.com[13] and joins major artists on tour to interview them.

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums
Title Album details
Father Nature[14]
  • Released: Dec 10th 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Mixtapes

  • The Decree (2015)
  • Hip Hope (2013)

See also

References

  1. "Running Multiple Businesses on One CRM Platform | Zoho Blogs". https://www.zoho.com/crm/blog/running-multiple-businesses-crm-platform.html. 
  2. http://YouTube.com/prayerpharmacy
  3. http://www.prayerpharmacy.com
  4. Star-Bulletin, Honolulu. "Hawaii News Archive - Starbulletin.com". http://archives.starbulletin.com/content/20090425_Homes_destruction_in_fire_shocks_Makiki_renter. 
  5. "Jessica Meuse on Instagram: “Poolside with @thepurepressure artist from Hawaii!! #idol #teamjess #jessmeuse #slapout”". https://www.instagram.com/p/mtI1u8Cx_C/?taken-by=jessmeuse. 
  6. tommy d daugherty (2010-11-20), 2 Pac Tommy D Daugherty in Tupac Resurrection, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLRQuCOiwVA, retrieved 2016-02-05 
  7. Jmix/JesseSurratt Productions (2013-02-06), Tommy D Talks 2pac & Dre The Makaveli Demo Chain Snatching Part 1 [www.tupacnation.net], https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2eDxSaORug, retrieved 2016-02-05 
  8. "HitMixers Engineer Management Company Represents: Tommy D Daugherty". http://hitmixers.com/Tommy.html. 
  9. http://www.honolulupulse.com/2014/08/on-the-record-willy-g/
  10. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vutontZ3Rdo
  11. "Dr. Schaefer, Critical Care Medicine Specialist, Honolulu, HI". http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-ronald-schaefer-ynbxl. 
  12. "Dr. Kathy Schaefer, MD – Kailua, HI | Anesthesiology on Doximity" (in en-US). https://www.doximity.com/pub/kathy-schaefer-md. 
  13. "rap.com Site Overview". http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/rap.com#contactinfo. 
  14. "Father's Nature by Pure Pressure on iTunes". https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fathers-nature/id419070305.