Country Born, City Raised! Although he was born in Richmond, Kentucky, Randy Black II (aka Ran Blacc) grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada from the tender age of five. An R&B and Hip Hop head since his childhood, Ran Blacc idolized his father’s band "The Techniques,” and as a teen he spent many hours helping his father DJ for his karaoke company "Step To The Mic"; thus building his love of all genres of music. Randy Black attended UNLV where he excelled as both a student, and an athlete. While studying criminal justice and sociology, he also had a hugely successful football career. Never neglecting his first love, Randy continued making music as his hobby. After searching for a way to help propel young student athletes to succeed, Randy founded the first branch of his non-profit organization. Named "Team Black and Blue Football,” it focused on teaching and training athletes to excel as students off and on the field. While working hard to make a difference, he also sought to find his niche in the entertainment industry. Combining talents with his older cousin T.O. Terrell (aka Tmite), the two started WarrHogg Records. After 4 years of underground music, Ran Blacc started his own music company named "Real Musiq Entertainment"; beginning his experience as promoter and host of local parties and showcases across the Las Vegas valley. These experiences would later lead to linking up with business partner Phil So (aka SooPhilthy), and changing the name to "Crown Repulik Entertainment." CRE was founded with hopes of discovering many new business avenues such as: modeling, clothing design, party promoting, graphic design, party hosting, song writing, and producing thru a family networking system created for the betterment of all involved. These hopes then led to the creation of the CR Gang movement, and setting forth to spread a different form of HIP HOP culture. Ran Blacc’s goal is to bring forth the type of HIP HOP he himself grew up immersed in! Many say his music has a Las Vegas/Bay area feel, mixed with a little southern gentleman! His ambition has no limit and his drive no end; a true gentleman, a real man’s man, creative and intelligent, Ran Blacc’s success is eminent.