Scoop B: JopauL discusses journey & behind the scenes of recent Costa Rican video shoot

Indie artist JopauL chats with Scoop B Radio. Photo Credit: Jam Sphere

JopauL chats with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson about a recent video shoot while appearing on Scoop B Radio. Press Play Below To Listen!

I’ve written extensively about Staten Island, New York recording artist JopauL since Spring 2016. Proud to see his growth and what his future holds. 

JopaL and Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Photo Credit: Scoop B Radio

He’s talented and his story is inspirational. In today’s digital age, many artists choose the fast food method of success by simply being seen rather than building a firm foundation to reach the masses. For indie pop artist JopauL, visions of music began when he and his twin brother were in his mother’s womb. Their father would place big, bulky headphones on mom’s stomach and play songs like Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” and Chicago’s “Saturday In The Park.”

Years later, his music interest is still intact. But now, he’s simply added a catalogue and a body of work.Previously choreographing and penning songs under the name Lyric Inforca, he often credits hip hop legend Ice-T for taking him under his wing early in his career. “He let me appear in promotional runs for Icewear and assist with a jingle for his old energy drink,” JopauL told me in Billboard last summer.

Along the journey, he’s been a business relations manager at Chase Bank and before that, remembers vividly driving a beat up 1992 Toyota Corolla. The doors were so broken that he had to climb through the windows to enter the driver’s seat. Those broken doors carry a symbolism that he’d never forget. “The doors that don’t get knocked down with force, doesn’t open up a path to righteousness,” he says.

“You can’t take no for an answer. If you don’t create your own opportunity, nobody is going to do it for you. It forced me to create my own opportunities and create my own path.”

Still working, still grinding, still staying relevant, his latest project is worth a view or two or three or ten!

Speaking of videos, make sure to press play at the top of the page and listen to JopauL’s appearance on Scoop B Radio where he discusses some of the crazy mishaps behind the scenes while filming the video for his single, “You Got It.”

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit