Hip-hop artist and songwriter Andre Watson, a.k.a. Royal, is dominating two realms: music and business. A successful investor, the musician has also developed a thriving music career and created a name for himself in rap circles throughout Los Angeles and beyond.
Royal is a rapper and songwriter born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Before gaining the stage name Royal, Andre went by the name The Prince, a title he earned from his cousin. The artist started his journey in music at an early age. When he was in middle school, Andre started to learn how to make music on his own. Today, his mastery has earned him a solidified spot in the hip-hop and R&B scene as his influence and reach continues to grow.
When he turned 24, Royal started to pursue professional music. He took the sound of various musical influences like Drake, Fabolous, and PartyNextDoor and began forming a sound of his own. In 2019, the artist released his album Sooner than Later, where he collaborated with various artists, including Tory Lanez, who has toured with Drake, Letthabeatroc, and Brodie Fresh. The album introduced a new and fresh sound to the world of rap and hip-hop and quickly made waves online. Royal has also performed alongside other sensational artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez.
Currently, the hip-hop artist resides in Hockessin, Delaware, where he is working on his latest project, Summer on Main Street, a mix of trap and soulful tracks that take people on a vibey ride. Andre Watson understands more than anyone the importance of giving back. He takes time to perform in various middle schools and high schools. Moreover, the artist has donated a significant chunk of his concert and record sale to community work. Royal understands the importance of generosity and looking out for one’s neighbor.
Speaking on his writing motivation, he shares how other people’s stories often spark moments of inspiration. He hopes to create music out of individual accounts that have the power to send a message of hope to the world. “I was motivated by hearing the stories of people who struggle,” shares Royal. “My goal was to uplift the world and let everyone know that they are all kings and queens.” More than anything, the hip-hop star believes that anything is possible to those who believe. He uses his music and platform to propagate that message, hoping that his art will become an anthem that lifts others in their time of need.
On top of thriving as a musician, Andre Watson has also created an entrepreneurial empire for himself. He has increased his wealth to reaching eight figures, mainly through investments in the trucking industry, real estate, and forex trading. Royal knows more than anyone what it takes to become a self-made success and hopes that others will follow in his tracks. He values most, especially the legacy that he leaves behind for his children.
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