Ambitious, edgy, and inspiring are just a few terms that describe the Julian Pope also known as Papi. Julian was born and raised in Camden NJ in a particularly rough part of the city. Growing up in such a rough community helped shape his love of HipHop. The environment around him motivated him to develop the talents God blessed him with. At a young age, he was inspired by 50 Cent and Dipset.
Growing up in a single parent household, his mother reminded him of the importance of loyalty, dignity, and pride daily. With these principals at the forefront of his life, Papi set out to chase his dreams and become a household name in the industry.
Papi’s knowledge of the history of hip hop music, his vocal delivery and relatable lyrics are not the only things that separate him from the rest. He writes his own music and directs all his music videos. This distinguishes him from other artists in his genre of music.
Papi has performed in over 40 Shows such as Chilatlantla at SXSW, and opened up for artists like Pedí Crack, PNB Rock and Ar- Ab among others.
Papi now shares with the world his solo debut single "Juggin". Out now, you can get it at ITunes, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, and Amazon.
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