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Christopher Porter, now known as C-PO, was born in New Jersey. His new mixtape, M.O.T.Y., stands for Mixtape Of The Year and was realeased in late June. His mixtape has fourteen tracks, features guests Mr. Marathon and Jo Jo Pellegrino, and already has over 38,000 downloads on datpiff.com.
C-PO got his start in the summer of 2007 after he remixed Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” in a parody track titled “Homicidal”. C-PO had no expectations after the tracks release, but “Homicidal” debuted on Z100, one of the leading top 40 stations in New York City. “Homicidal” immediately went viral, with over 1.3 Myspace views, 40,000 sold mixtapes, and local New Jersey notoriety.
C-PO is a multi-tasking and multi-talented artist, producer, rapper, and writer. In 2010, he released his self-produced and first independent album, Music Impossible, with fifteen tracks, taking him one step closer to success. As a music producer, he developed a fine-tuned ear for music and understood exactly which combination of sounds, grooves, and emotions were needed to get positive feedback from his audience. His own ear landed him a full page spread in Billboard magazine and multiple video premieres on BET’s 106 and Park.
The legendary DJ Clue happened to hear C-PO’s Music Impossible mixtape and played his track “Just Ride” on Power 105.1 in New York City for the first time. His next track, “I’m Not Leaving Sober”, was leaked and caught the attention of New Music Server and Serato’s White Label, which distributed his single to thousands of programmers, DJ’s, and mix-show coordinators. The response to his track was immense, getting air play in WIRED 96.5 FM in Philadelphia and HIT 106.1 FM in New York/New Jersey. Record Systems from Las Vegas chose “Sober” as their Indy choice.
C-PO’s mixtape title track, “M.O.T.Y.”, starts off with a bang with C-PO spitting aggressive lyrics with his cooler-than-cool words. The following track, “KING”, is the one to watch out for. His chorus starts off as, “I know I wasn’t supposed to be nobody/ ya know/ but I went and became somebody/ya know/now I am killing the game,” which he sings with a slick demeanor over the spitfire beat. His next track, “Rolling Out In Cali”, features an upbeat tempo with a background track reminiscent of Sublime’s songs. His flow, melody, and lyrics meld together to make this one his best party tracks.
M.O.T.Y. features innovative, melodic, and catchy rhythms similar to artists in the acoustic, jazz, Motown, and Spanish genres. His track “Baby Maker” is self-explanatory, with down tempo, guitar beats with an infectious chorus. I recommend his track “Young Till I Die” for an innovative beat of modern Motown soul meeting southern flow. His track “Hard”, featuring Mr. Marathon, is a fun anthem with witty lyrics and a catchy beat.
C-PO has been featured on television’s Music Choice On Demand and ESPN, who chose his hit single “Hold It Down” to be the theme of all their sports station participating in the March Madness College Basketball broadcast. He has also performed with some of the world’s biggest hip-hop and pop acts such as Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Sean Kingston.
His energy, performance, and eclectic tracks alone have helped him gain the respect and attention he deserves. C-PO is a gifted talent who will storm the mainstream and leave a mark on the music industry soon.