“There’s no joy greater to me than tearing up beats — hope it shows!

New Orleans rapper JCoop had been writing and spitting rhymes since he was a youngster — but more recently broke out and began to share his talent with the world. As an emcee, his focus is on speed, intricate and unpredictable rhyme schemes that flow smoothly and always contain a message. “My passion for the genre stems from the rap I grew up on,” JCoop says, “I’m just keeping the intelligence and freshness in the art alive.”

He’s been pushing off-the-dome freestyles on his @coopdupmusic Instagram to show the sheer quickness of his wit — but he’s hoping that his newly released Coopd Up Mixtape will give listeners a taste of what he has coming down the pipe. Give it a spin!