What’s in a Name: Spoken to Become Shopé

(TORONTO, ONTARIO, JULY 22, 2014), In a career-shifting move, Role Model Records lead recording artist, Spoken drops the moniker in favour of what he calls, “a natural evolution in my growth not simply as an artist, but as a man.”  The artist is officially changing his name to Shopé, which in fact, is his real name (with a slight variation in spelling). When asked about the motivation surrounding his decision, the recently married 25 year old stated, “all arrows pointed to it…it simply is the right time”. In recent years, Shopé (fka Spoken) has generated a lot of buzz performing at major festivals like SXSW and Alive Festival, alongside international acts like Trip Lee, Brit Nicole and Crowder. He has also worked and graced the stage with virtually all the major names in the Christian Hip Hop scene. As Spoken’s credentials grew, he increasingly noticed some confusion in the blogosphere pertaining to fans of a similarly named iconic rock band. This immediately prompted the need for a name change. With a growing fan base, both artist and label (Toronto-based, Role Model Records) believe now is the best time to brandish the new identity. Additionally, Shopé believes the new name is more reflective of the kind of music he hopes to make. He states, “…words like transparent and vulnerable, have become clichés and buzz words…not with me…I really plan to put it all out there…well most of it at least…he laughs…I want to show people a real christian who’s tryna figure out how to navigate this thing called life…someone who’s a real christian, but notwithstanding understands that life is hard…with...
The Follow Tour

The Follow Tour

Rapzilla.com in partnership with Role Model Records presents:The Follow Tour featuring Spoken, Canon, Json, S.O, Julien & Dj Lagit. The tour will run from August 2014 until October 2014 and will feature special guests in each city. Email showtime@rolemodelrecords.com to bring the tour out to your city. Look out for dates, website info and new music in support of The Follow Tour. With the foundation being Mark 8:34-38, The Follow Tour will host three youths from at risk neighborhoods throughout the tour. These youth will experience first hand the lifestyle of believer, the interaction of love between believers and why we believe what we believe. The Follow Tour: Taking The Meaning Of Follow Literally. Sept 12: Toronto, ON – TBD Sept 13: Philadelphia, PA – TBD Sept 14: New England – TBD Sept 26: Oklahoma City, OK – The Link Church Sept 27: Houston, TX – The Legacy Church Sept 28: Corpus Christi, TX – Calvary Chapel Oct 3: Lake Worth, FL – Salem Community Church Oct 4: Miami, FL – TBD Oct 5: Nashville, TN – Rocketown Oct 10: Colorado Springs, CO – Springs Journey Church Oct 11: San Diego, CA –...

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