To live and to lose, maybe a lesson learned; but to live and to win is something earned. - James Ryan Campbell III
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. - Milton Berle
Jae Money Guapoo was born December 11, 1989 in Longview, Texas as James Ryan Campbell III. The Hip-Hop artist, Guapoo started performing on the church stage at the age of six years old as a drummer and tenor voice in the choir. The experience gained sparked his passion to perform on the big stages as a Hip-Hop artist, and continues to keep him relaxed when he performs today. Guapoo grew up as an athlete and had to hide his music artistry. His mother had no tolerance for the Hip-Hop music and culture presented, which lead to her strict actions banning Guapoo from listening to the music that truly inspired his artistry.
In 2009, Guapoo started to focus his attention to writing and performing music while attending Prairie View A&M University. In 2012, Guapoo began to gain more exposure and opportunities allowing him to perfect his craft as a conscious writer, optimistic artist, and dynamic performer. Guapoo is highly influenced by the artist Young Thug due to the fact they share the same optimistic approach to creating music; specifically writing hooks to attract new listeners. His other influences include Lil’ Wayne, Gucci Mane and Mike Jones. Each record recorded tells a story of Guapoo’s daily life. As instrumentals play, the world becomes lyrical pictorials that inspire his writing. Today, Guapoo’s mother accepts his passion for Hip-Hop music and culture. “I really believe that my mom supports my music career, but I don’t think she really listens to my music” – Jae Money Guapoo. Jae Money Guapoo is no stranger to performing and having fun with his audiences. He looks to continue to perfect his artisty and build a broad audience. “Every song recorded or performed, I just want to outdo the last song. I will just keep doing my best, strive for excellence, and keep my fans turnt the LITT way”. Jae Money Guapoo.