John Vaughan

John Vaughan

John Vaughan


Title
Itz Prof
Bio
Itz Prof is a new-age/hip-hop recording artist from a small southern town you've probably never heard of located in south-western Virginia; far from the horrifying rap tales of the streets in New York and Los Angeles we've all become accustomed to. He is currently signed to the independent label 904 Star Productions located in Jacksonville, Fl. 

Itz Prof originally started rapping at a very young age with a very strong influence from the late and great Tupac Shakur. After leaving Virginia for the midwest to Cincinnati, Ohio; Prof found a different level of affiliation with the same game he had been involved with for years. During this time Prof was introduced to battle rapping, where he began to make a name for himself all over the streets of Cincinnati. After multiple run-ins with the law he decided to take his talents to North Beach in Jacksonville, Fla. 

After arriving in Duval County, Itz Prof began to treat his music career like an actual Job and recorded his first mixtape "In The Duval". After releasing the tape, you could find Prof everyday at one of your local gas stations in the Duval County area handing out free mixtapes. Eventually one fell into the hands of the 904 Star Productions and they signed Prof in early 2009. 

After label mate NB was incarcerated due to Drug & Gun Charges, Itz Prof linked up with "We The Best" CEO DJ Khaled for the labels first collaboration release (that featured Prof) "904 Star Productions & DJ Khaled Presents: Like A Star (Free NB)" still to this day the labels most successful mixtape gaining over 100,000 downloads.

After touring all over the South and the Midwest; getting the feeling his music career was drying out Prof decided to move to San Diego, California to join in the bustling medical marijuana trade. After 2 years as CEO and running the Non Profit Medical Marijuana Collective "The UnCollectively Collective" was forced to close by the federal government. Since then Itz Prof has relocated back to his roots to the South-Western Virginia/North Carolina area as CEO & Owner of The Studio 336, North Carolina's Newest Professional Recording Studio and is back to doing what he does best. MUSIC.
Website
Location
Winston Salem, NC

Recent Submissions

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Gas (Official Video) by Itz Prof

Lucy Tallant

The production on this is tight! I like the lyrical content and the hook is catchy. I clicked through to your video on YouTube to see how it was doing. Quick note would be to make sure that the first few lines in your info section are links to either buy / download the track followed by social links - make sure these start with http:// or they won't be clickthrough and you'll lose potential followers (as people tend to be lazy and not copy & paste). About to subscribe, look forward to hearing how you continue to develop!

John Vaughan submitted media.

Lucy Tallant

Thanks for sending me this! I actually really feel the lyrics and the meaning of the treadmill - except without knowing that's the name of your EP, I wouldn't necessarily have made the link... Also I'd be careful starting a video with an intro like that... If you sent this to a label / or other industry exec who has 500 of these in his inbox, you're lucky if they'll listen past it.. the first 10 seconds of a track are the most important when sending a demo so make sure you grab them there.