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Shut Em Down Radio interview with @sheishiphop

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Brooklyn, New York, mother of hip hop’s most gifted and successful rap stars, has given birth to

Candis, a 21st Century female rap phenomenon who brings life & truth to the hip hop scene. A lyricist

by nature, Candis is strength, she is depth, she is woman, & She Is Hip Hop.

Growing up under the reign of artists like Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Da Brat, DMX, and Tupac, Candis was inspired to pair her gift of writing and her love for music. Recording her first song in 2000, she began to make a name for herself right at home inBrooklyn’s Farragut & Fort Greene Housing Projects.

Candis has a message in her music, and a voice, that separates her from her peers — a message that captures not only the ears, but the heart as well. In 2003, Candis composed a tear-jerking number about the struggles of her childhood and the loss of her grandmother, titled “It’s OK.” It was at this moment that she started to see her gift "make room for her". The song earned Candis a $10,000 college scholarship from the annual BMG World of Expressions songwriting contest, which would help Candis finance her undergraduate education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

As a hip hop artist who had been trying to get her foot in the door for over 10 years, Candis decided to use her music experience, college education, and corporate background to create DreamHouse Entertainment to release her own music and that of other artists as well. In 2020, Candis created the management hub of DreamHouse to focus solely on talent management. DreamHouse Management Group was birthed out of a love for music, the desire to help others walk into their greatness, and the awareness that, oftentimes, creatives forget that handling the