Considered the “poster hip hopper for the American dream” [URB Magazine], Brian "Essince" Collins was born into extreme poverty in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and adopted to the midwest before finally finding his place in hip-hop. Raised in northeast Ohio, Essince began his music career at the age of 11 and has since expanded his career beyond state and national borders. Essince has since been placed on URB Magazine’s “Next 1000” list, been sponsored by upscale Norwegian clothing companies, and toured multiple times in Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines.
With successful tours of Asia, Documentary work with DJ Vlad, and multiple tours and sold out shows across the country, Essince established his company, Royal Heir Entertainment in 2008, which specializes in tour booking, media, distribution, and design.
Currently Essince owns a professional basketball team, the Akron Aviators in the iconic American Basketball Association (ABA) and manager viral sensation, Layla Khepri.
Catch him on the bi-weekly ECMD Entertainment Conference Call with his mentor, industry veteran, Kermit "the Super Star Maker" Henderson and at events across the world.
- RIAA certified 4x Platinum (Drake "Views")
- designed cover for several #1 Billboard albums/singles
- live video work for Jay-Z, Beyonce, J Cole, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper
- transcription for DJ Vlad's "Ghostride the Whip" documentary hosted by Sway