Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, but moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, VanDre, also formally known as Versace, grew his love for hip-hop and R&B music from his parents when they would blast the stereo while spring cleaning and from his place in church choir. His music is heavily influenced by J Cole, Tyler The Creator, Drake and Chris Brown. At only 27, VanDre' has grown a presence in his hometown as an influential and prospering hip-hop artist. With his break into pop culture with his first hit "Caroline," the Virginia native has promising growth in the industry. His capability for lyricism and an ear for melodies are among the many reasons why first time listeners turn into instant fans. He has strong values for culture, friends and family and his artistic creativity giving him a base of stability in this energetic industry.