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Exclusive: Coop Poppy Talks New Music, Losing Friends to The Rap Game, Gate Keeping and More

I had the chance to sit down with Coop Poppy and explore a little more about him as a person and an artist. He discusses his latest single, Sho’nuff, growing up in the city of Philadelphia and learning to express himself differently through music.

2x (two times) sheds some light on his upbringing in the city and what led him to his current position as an artist. He says he initially started making music solely for his neighborhood (just something to keep the hood motivated.) As his music grew, so did his fan base. The 26-year-old has tore down stages across the city and the nation. Coop poppy also shares his thoughts on realistically maneuvering the music industry (if you’re in it, you already know about the politics of the “the game.” It’s a game of chess.)
The uptown rapper has worked with some of the hottest producers, these names may ring a bell: Maaly Raw, DJ Tizz, Dougie on the Beat, and Infamous Rell to name a few. In the interview he gives us the drop on new music with long time confidant, Kur, a single with Drama, and Fredo Santana’s close friend and member of Glory Boyz Entertainment,
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Big $lime has been a very busy rapper, check out the interview above and follow Coop Poppy to stay in the loop with his latest releases.

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Lihtz Kamraz Displays His Progression With "The Switch Up"

After his appearance in FOX’s breakout TV series “EMPIRE” and a slew of BET Jams features, Lihtz Kamraz releases his highly sought after LP “The Switch Up.”
Lihtz paints harmonious pictures with his rhythmic storytelling. This project is a 15 song LP with no features. While performing at the Kur & Friends Concert, Lihtz explained he wanted to give fans every facet of his talent. The Switch Up includes production from heavy hitters such as: Lil Uzi’s frequent collaborator, Maaly Raw, Infamous Rell, who has recently worked on DC4, and the Beat Bully, whose recent work includes Drake’s “Hype.”
In conjunction with the release of his newest LP, Lihtz has also dropped a video for “Need Love.” The song expresses his want for a special lady he can put his faith in. Check out the video here and stream The Switch Up below.
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Lihtz Kamraz Displays His Progression With “The Switch Up”

After his appearance in FOX’s breakout TV series “EMPIRE” and a slew of BET Jams features, Lihtz Kamraz releases his highly sought after LP “The Switch Up.”

Lihtz paints harmonious pictures with his rhythmic storytelling. This project is a 15 song LP with no features. While performing at the Kur & Friends Concert, Lihtz explained he wanted to give fans every facet of his talent. The Switch Up includes production from heavy hitters such as: Lil Uzi’s frequent collaborator, Maaly Raw, Infamous Rell, who has recently worked on DC4, and the Beat Bully, whose recent work includes Drake’s “Hype.”

In conjunction with the release of his newest LP, Lihtz has also dropped a video for “Need Love.” The song expresses his want for a special lady he can put his faith in. Check out the video here and stream The Switch Up below.

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Philadelphia's Most Buzzed About Rapper: Kur

Kur is a Philadelphia rapper with a sound that could consume the east-coast. The 22 year-old is from the Uptown section of Philly where his music is blasted out of car speakers and the words to his songs are ingrained in the memories of everyone in the community. Kur’s music has grown over the years. Nearing his high school graduation in 2012, he released his debut mixtape Straight From The Kur. The reception was phenomenal, he quickly followed up with the sequel, Straight From The Kur 2.  The projects have a combined download total of over 50,000.

Kur is an interesting artist. I’ve personally followed his budding career. In his earlier music he tells stories of his struggles. His struggles with his family, his friends, with school and finding a way to deal with it all. Choosing to release his first mixtape simultaneously with graduating high school was a pivotal moment for Kur. A new life was just on the horizon, so he hit the ground running and made sure all of Philly knew who he was.

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In early 2015, he dropped another project the streets couldn’t ignore. How It Never Was, was skillfully put together. The tape features, Meek MillGuordan Banks, Omelly, Lihtz Kamraz; production by Don Cheese, Maaly RawMike Zombie, and Dougie On The Beat.

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Finally Happened is Kur’s latest project, which was released later in 2015. In his most evolved mixtape, he surprises us with a different sounding Kur. With songs like “When We Die,” “Everything,” and “Run It Up.” I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in on many studio sessions with Kur and watch his creative process for making music. He’s very meticulous and knows how he wants his music to sound. That is the divide between a rapper and an artist. Knowing what sound you want to create before you go into the booth takes talent.
He’s worked with a multitude of artists including, Dave EastLil Uzi Vert,Coop Poppy, A$AP Twelvyy, Quilly, and Lil Reese. Cosigns are important in the music industry and his list of those isn’t short either. Timbaland, Pusha T, and Meek Mill have all sent their well wishes of success for this promising young rapper. Kur has been featured in XXLThe SourceHipHopSince1987, and on BET Jams.

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Philadelphia’s Most Buzzed About Rapper: Kur

Kur is a Philadelphia rapper with a sound that could consume the east-coast. The 22 year-old is from the Uptown section of Philly where his music is blasted out of car speakers and the words to his songs are ingrained in the memories of everyone in the community. Kur’s music has grown over the years. Nearing his high school graduation in 2012, he released his debut mixtape Straight From The Kur. The reception was phenomenal, he quickly followed up with the sequel, Straight From The Kur 2.  The projects have a combined download total of over 50,000.

Kur is an interesting artist. I’ve personally followed his budding career. In his earlier music he tells stories of his struggles. His struggles with his family, his friends, with school and finding a way to deal with it all. Choosing to release his first mixtape simultaneously with graduating high school was a pivotal moment for Kur. A new life was just on the horizon, so he hit the ground running and made sure all of Philly knew who he was.

kurhowitneverwas.jpg

In early 2015, he dropped another project the streets couldn’t ignore. How It Never Was, was skillfully put together. The tape features, Meek MillGuordan Banks, Omelly, Lihtz Kamraz; production by Don Cheese, Maaly RawMike Zombie, and Dougie On The Beat.

kurfinallyhappened

Finally Happened is Kur’s latest project, which was released later in 2015. In his most evolved mixtape, he surprises us with a different sounding Kur. With songs like “When We Die,” “Everything,” and “Run It Up.” I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in on many studio sessions with Kur and watch his creative process for making music. He’s very meticulous and knows how he wants his music to sound. That is the divide between a rapper and an artist. Knowing what sound you want to create before you go into the booth takes talent.

He’s worked with a multitude of artists including, Dave EastLil Uzi Vert,Coop Poppy, A$AP Twelvyy, Quilly, and Lil Reese. Cosigns are important in the music industry and his list of those isn’t short either. Timbaland, Pusha T, and Meek Mill have all sent their well wishes of success for this promising young rapper. Kur has been featured in XXLThe SourceHipHopSince1987, and on BET Jams.