Hailing out of Washington State Home of Legal Buds, Rainy Skies, and Liberal Coffee Shops; From a Seldom if ever spoken about corner of the United States map comes a very gifted vocalist, producer, and song writer. His songs are deep yet comical. From a perspective of light hearted realism with a touch of some sort of acceptance Pops Jr. is here to show us Hip Hop can be more than just being lit and oblivious of the issues today we need to explore.
Creatively Pops Jr. has a sound reminiscent of the song structure given to us in the G funk era over modern production. It tends to leave space for us to get lit while taking in a lesson. Hip Hop yet again has approached a cross road and it appears Pops Jr is right at the fork directing traffic.
All roads leading to the tiny corner of the Map in Northwest USA. Upon inspection of the upcoming visual “Wash State” You get the exact run down of the rainy days we all hear about and clear glimpse into the underworld of the environment like never seen before.
With a Solid Indy label backing him in O.M.G Entertainment, inc. it is clear that we will be seeing plenty more from this solid entertainer.
This will be a much needed addition to the game.
MORE ABOUT: Pops Jr is an emcee who is OBSESSED with originality. With every verse he tries to push the limit of rap as we know it. His ability to combine pain and laughter is unreal. His comedic bars mixed with raw emotion is what makes him so different. One of the few rappers who will change his cadence at the drop of a hat. His raspy voice is sure to captivate any audience instantly. Pops Jr is not to be compared to
ANY rapper. Pops often says “I’m more James Brown than Jay-Z”. His huge influences comes from soul artistes from the 70s. Even though he grew up in the 90s he always had an old soul. At the age of 5 yrs old his father “Pop Heavenly” aka POPS put him and his 4 older brothers in a rap group called the Heavenly Boyz. In the group he was much like little Michael. He love the stage. The group traveled coast to coast performing wherever their Pops could get a gig. No matter how much he steered his boys right the baby of the family had different plans.
At 16 Pops Jr caught a murder case. “I was young and aggressive which led me to take a life early” says Pops Jr. His intent was only to rob but his aggression took it too far. “That’s when it all changed” says Pops Jr. He thought his rap dreams were over. But prison ended up giving him the strength he needed. He did 11 yrs straight and was released at 27 with an insane passion. He changed his name to Pops Jr in honor of his father POPS.
“My dad’s legacy being honored means the world to me” says Pops Jr. Pops has a lane like no other. “I stopped trying to be the best rapper once Eminem got as good as he did” says Pops. He no longer wanted to focus on each word and focus more on how they come across to the listener. Pops Jr is on a mission and won’t stop till the whole world knows exactly who he is.