JopauL is a gifted songwriter, an in-demand rapper/performer, and choreographer who is extremely energetic and dedicated when it comes to making fun, upbeat songs, portraying having a great time while enjoying life. Jopaul was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, into a middle class family and still lives there till this day.
At an early age JopauL started writing poetry which had eventually won him many awards. Realizing his talent and his love for music, he decided to put the two together “ I remember listening to a song and the rapper said “poetry in motion”, that’s when it clicked, I said to myself, I could do that, so I began writing lyrics over instrumentals and the rest was history” said JopauL.
JopauL worked hard at his craft teaming up with local producers and began to gain the attention of Platinum producer Ebonikz, who after hearing Jo spit, decided to help JopauL create his demo. Under the direction of Ebonikz, JopauL began recording up tempo records with singers and songwriters from all over the world such as, B. Madison, Mike savage, and Mzmunchie Latrelle, just to name a few. He made a five track EP and was seeking someone to help him bring his music to the next level. While completing his 1st music video for his EP, JopauL was introduced to super producer Dominic “DomWan” Durham.” When I found out that Dom produced my favorite song “Still Believe” off the movie Honey, I was hoping he would work with me. I must have watched that movie a hundred times, I felt like this could be my big break, and it was” said JopauL.
Dominic Durham and JopauL clicked instantly. “Throughout my career I produced tracks for many artists. LL Cool J, Brandy, Ray J, Lil Wayne, Cheetah girls, Monica, Carlos Santana and Yolanda Adams just to name a few. After JopauL and I recorded our first track I knew he was a star and I decided JopauL would be the next artist I would sign to DomWan Entertainment” said Dominic Durham.
JopauL and executive producer Dominic Durham have finished up JopauL’s full length debut album, titled “Time Of My Life”, which was released late, 2015. They also put together 4 amazing music videos shot in tropical locations all around the world to help prom toe the album. The first single off the album, titled “Aww Yeah” has been well received and led JopauL to new heights landing him many licensing opportunities with major distribution outlets.
“Aww Yeah” has charted # 1 at CougarRadio in Dallas, PA and has charted in the Top 40 on POP/HIP-HOP stations such as Power 98.5, Kiss 105.1 FM, and 955JAMZ. “Aww Yeah” is currently in rotation at more than 70 colleges across the United States and is in heavy rotation at Notre Dame, Fairfield, Hamilton, Bowling Green, and more. ”Aww Yeah” video was shot by critically claimed director Joe Puma best known for his work with Fabolous, RedCafe & Rick Ross, has garnered views in the tens of thousands within the first few months of its release.
Currently Dominic Durham and JopauL just released the second single and video titled “You Got It” Ft Dudley Stevenson, which has exploded within the 1st month and the views of the video as well as his streams on Spotify have already reached over 50k each. The video has been picked up by over 100 networks overseas & domestically as well as running on 3 OVNIO network stations. He currently is in regular rotation on over 30 tracked radio stations as well as the record being serviced by over 400 other community,internet, satellite & major market radio stations. His video is on all of the top blog sites including Thisis50, Jack Thriller, & Thatsplash as well as others.
The popularity of JopauL's music is complimented by his energy & drive and plans to not slow down one bit in the future. Evidence of this can be found in his creative approach to promoting himself by clever innovative remix records and videos which has earned JopauL a spot in the brains of the inner music industries executives. JopauL is always staying busy and regularly gives his fans a multitude of material to keep them entertained and has over 250k combined plays on his sound cloud remixes while his social media following is growing exponentially. Check out his songs and pages! We're happy to assist getting JopauL to host and toast at your next event! He WOW's crowds of all ages! He has some hot new tracks he is ready to perform for your and your friends!