"My purpose is to be a source of empowerment and catalyst for positive change in this world, and the stories in my music say it all." - PUP
Pain United with Passion, better known as PUP, is a conscious Hip Hop artist, entrepreneur, community activist and cryptocurrency investor from Connecticut. After opening his own studio in 2014, PUP has been dedicated to his musical craft, which includes recording and producing projects for other artists, released two mixtapes, and debut album The Battle to KnowThySelf, a lyrically powerful introspection of self. Although musical genius and ingenuity are at the forefront of PUP’s achievements, he brings his innovation to projects that create positive opportunities for his native underserved and impoverished community.
PUP is committed to elevating the community through his involvement as a youth mentor and educator in various organizations, such as Hartford Communities That Care and Calling All Brothers. PUP is also an active leader and spokesman of For Unity Community Corp, a Hartford based grass roots non profit organization, who provide various services to the community free of charge, including but not limited to food and clothing drives for the homeless population, neighborhood clean up initiatives, peace walks, educational and recreational programming. His tireless efforts in the community helped to solidify him as a recipient of the 100 Men of Color Award in 2017.
PUP’s passion to be a catalyst for change led him to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. With his visionary insight, PUP recognized this is our generation’s internet boom, giving the people an opportunity to build wealth. He was inspired to create Crypto Kingz, a YouTube platform to empower others to become leaders of the cryptocurrency revolution through knowledge and creativity. PUP brings Hip Hop’s swag to the crypto world, and creates music utilizing captivating lyricism to inform and entertain the people about cryptocurrency.
PUP’s talents and creativity caught the eye of DASH, who sponsored two original lyric singles (DASH Off and Cash Control DASH Control). Further solidifying cryptocurrency as the perfect marriage for his talents, PUP is now partnered with Musicoin, the world’s first decentralized blockchain music streaming service as a Musicoin Master Ambassador. He is also producer and host of MC Plays, Musicoin’s first online show highlighting the revolutionary platform. And PUP’s journey is only beginning. He is working on a new project, expected to be early next year. PUP is excited to continue his efforts to propagate consciousness, self-empowerment and generational wealth through entrepreneurship, creativity and cryptocurrency, and serve as an example for giving back to the community.
BUY PUP MUSIC
THE BATTLE TO KNOWTHYSELF
PUP'S 1ST FULL LENGTH album
BLACK POWER EP
COMPILATION OF PUP'S DROPS FOR SANATER TV
PAIN RUN DEEP