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moe pope

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Life After God isn’t exactly for the gangstas, but it’s certainly for the true-schoolers and is one of the stronger albums of the year so far.” - Potholes In My Blog


“Life After God isn’t exactly for the gangstas, but it’s certainly for the true-schoolers and is one of the stronger albums of the year so far.” - Potholes In My Blog


“The lyrical intricacy and intelligence is on such a level here that Moe’s boasts are less for big-upping himself, and more simply just stating the truth. Open your ears. This is what it sounds like when an emcee rips.” - URB.com


“You’re correct — this is a classic rap album. But times have changed. The way we knew that joints like ‘Check the Rhyme’ were eternal as soon as we heard them back then — well, it’s blasphemous to say things like that these days. The market is wicked oversaturated — nobody ever believes you. But screw it: if I can convince you that this is as close as contemporary rap discs get to perfection, then maybe I can persuade a few thousand readers.” - Jump The Turnstyle


“The complex yet accessible album established Pope and his creative team—producer Rain and collaborator Chris Talkin—as fearless, forward-thinking hip-hop artists. Since then they’ve continued to avoid the predictable, as evidenced by a Depeche Mode-inspired remix project and by Quills, the multi-instrumental backing group that brought a new dimension to their live performances. That also inevitably raised the stakes for this fall’s much-anticipated follow-up Let the Right Ones In, a project meant to match Pope’s large musical ambitions.” - The Weekly Dig


Discography

Mope Pope and Rain
Let The Right Ones In (To be released January 22, 2013/Brick Records)
Depeche Moe (2011)
Life After God (2010)

Earlier Projects:
Moe Pope & Headnodic – MegaBjork (2009)
Moe Pope & Headnodic – Megaphone (2008)
Project Move – Love Gone Wrong / The Butterfly Theory (2006)
Electric – Life’s A Struggle (2004)
Mission – One (2001)

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Moe Pope, originally from Boston, MA, is an indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter. As a lyricist, Pope chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships, and the human condition.
Pope released his first record One in 2001 as a member of San Francisco Bay-area group Mission (now Crown City Rockers), featuring Raashan Ahmad. After spending years with the band writing and touring, he returned to Boston to be with his daughter and continue the path of performance and art.
Upon his return to Boston, he connected with rapper/producer Insight and his five-man outfit, Electric (a.k.a Electric Company) and released Life’s A Struggle (2004). Along with Electric members Anonymous and Raheem Jamal, Pope then went on to form a music collective called Project Move, and released their debut album Love Gone Wrong/Butterfly Theory (2006). Parting ways with Project Move in 2007, Pope reunited with former Crown City cohort Headnodic to release their highly lauded collaborative album Megaphone (2008), featuring appearances from Gift of Gab, Oh No, and Zion I among others.
In 2010, Pope hooked up with Boston producer Rain and released the critically acclaimed Life After God, an album that would change his career forever. The record earned a spot on iTunes Rewinds “Top 10 Albums of 2010?, Boston Herald’s “Top Local Hip Hop Album of 2010? and The Boston Phoenix “2011 Boston’s Best”. In addition, Pope was honored in The Improper Bostonian Music Issue as the “New Up and Comer” and he landed a cover and feature story in Stuff Magazine.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse background of influences, Pope has spent the last few years reinventing his craft and forming alliances to inspire his work. Now at the peak of his career, he announces his latest collaboration as Moe Pope & Rain for the release of the long awaited full-length album Let the Right Ones In, scheduled to drop January 22, 2013, on Brick Records.
Let The Right Ones In explores new sonic territory as Pope and Rain channel their diverse musical backgrounds to create a work that blurs the lines between hip-hop, indie-rock and electronic music. The album ranges from hip-hop tradition like A Tribe Called Quest, to the abstract prose of Bob Dylan, the pure adrenalin angst of Bad Brains, to Radiohead’s relentless eccentricity. Pope’s newest release promises to be a truly original culmination of a lifetime’s experience and influences.
In the live performance setting Moe Pope performs under the moniker Moe Pope & Quills, with regular members Rain, Christopher Talkin and Michael McCarthy (Wobblesauce).
Let The Right Ones In will be available January 22, 2013 (Brick Records) throughout the United States in select retail outlets and digitally worldwide through iTunes and Amazon.
For more information, visit http://www.moepopemusic.com.

For management & booking inquiries please contact Conor Loughman at The Brain Trust
conor@thebraintrustevents.com.