Tito Lopez. Judging by the name he's nothing like you'd imagine. Dubbed "The Voice of the Underdogs," this down-to-earth Mississippi rapper has caught the attention of anybody who cares about quality, including Dr. Dre & Sha Money XL. Now signed to Capitol Records, he stopped in Chicago to promote his latest mixtape The Hunger Game. You might think the unrelenting smile on his face (even when he raps) might be at odds with his cutting lyricism. But that's something that sets Tito Lopez apart from other rappers; His love, passion, respect, and gratitude for music were right there on his sleeve.
Check the interview and learn more about his latest mixtape and first single, "Mama Proud," what it takes to get where he's at (i.e. why he hasn't slept in a year), how the Dr. Dre meeting wasn't the gamechanger everyone thought it was, and more.
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