Pope's Artist Profile
Born Michael Egube, POPE a.k.a THE HITMAN, started music at an early age, learning to play the keyboard in primary school. He later added the drums and bass guitar to his repertoire, as well as what would ultimately become his foremost skill: rap. He draws inspiration from a diverse range of influences including Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Fela, Wyclef and Kanye West. By 2008, POPE had become a respected name on the underground hip-hop scene in Nigeria eventually getting the attention of CACKLAND MUSIC, his current label home. His two debut singles, ENJOY and BAALE BAALE, have been getting massive air-play putting them on charts, getting amazing reviews, and also his newly released mixtape singles POWER and NOTHING ON YOU. With the highly anticipated video of ENJOY dropping in a few days, his outstanding performance at the LWKMD show in Chicago and the album set to drop soon, it is quite obvious that POPE is heading for the number one spot.