No turning back. After making a few guest starring roles on shows like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Nip-Tuck, and performing with several community theater groups, HOPP’S ear leaned toward music. Initially his sights were set to become a producer and aspiring record label owner; he was definitely a creative thinker to be fifteen. HOPP’S focus quickly turned to artistry however after meeting Jayou of “The Mighty Gents”, a then duo, mirrored after the likes of the 80’s hip-hop phenomenon Run DMC. The kid was adopted as the “prince” of “The Mighty Gents” and his in depth study of true Hip-Hop consciousness and the esthetic began. Since then, the now 24 yr old performer has developed a passion for the Kingdom of God and a heart to change nations through the gift of music and the word of God.
In 2009 HOPP came to the realization of the corrupted secular music industry, which brought him to a life changing fork in the road, to continue to pursue the things of this world or as David did, chase after the Masters heart (Christ). Pledging his life to Christ, HOPP turned and ran away from the opportunity’s that were layed before him. Recording contact with Def Jam Records, a management contract, and a personal reality TV series. Since then he has defined his own road to hip-hop; embedding rich texture, catchy melodies, conscious and spirituality lyrics and a delivery that’s comparable to the precision of a skilled marksman.
As a performer, HOPP has been known to trigger energetic storms when hitting the stage. A magnetic force, the kid draws you into the heart of the story he’s lyrically conveying. Because of his humble and poised demeanor most consider it a complete 180 contrary to the solemn guy you meet on sight. An artistic visionary, his music reflects a true heart for God and this generation. HOPP’S spitfire delivery paired with words and melodies that reflect integrity and strong beliefs, immediately separate him from lyrical mediocrity.
His energy packed performances send a strong message that his “becoming” is his “calling” and not just a bright idea. He calls his performances the living testimonies to his music. HOPP’S music is an all ears affair. From the campus kid anthem, “Go Hard” to the riled jump off “Deny That” the kid is a guaranteed answer to the most soluble hip hop pallet. And if that weren’t enough, his R&B/Gospel gene kicks in heavy when crooning the soulful “Calling Me Back To You” and whispering lush of “YOU”.
That express’s his infatuation with God. It’s safe to say; HOPP’S heart is rooted in Christ and music, his thoughts are clear, his passion is deep and he was definitely, Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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