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About Coppe Cantrell

Born Capucine Cantrell to the parents Alma and Dorsey Cantrell, Coppe Cantrell was number six of eleven siblings. At six months old, her father nicknamed her Coppe because her hair looked like a shiny copper penny. She attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. Coppe later went to college and completed all but four classes when she became pregnant with her first child. She tried to finish while taking her son, Niamyja, to school with her, but it became very tedious, so she made the choice of raising her son her top priority. Later, she met her husband-to-be, Johnny Jackson, known by many as Johnny "J" in the music entertainment industry. After just six months of courtship, the two were married.

They developed a romantic and business relationship as they formed KLOCK WORK. Johnny "J" produced artists such as 2Pac and others, while Coppe stayed behind the scenes and kept their company going. She had a few small parts on records for 2Pac and Coolio, and she toured as a dancer and road manager for Johnny "J"'s solo debut, I Gotta Be Me. She was also the leading lady in his music video, Get Away From Me. After 17 years of marriage, her world came crashing down. Johnny "J" had passed away while in jail for a six-month sentence stemming from DUI charges.


Coppe Cantrell Today

Coppe was devastated by her husband's sudden death, and it took everything within her to hold it together. During her husband's jail sentencing, Coppe went back to school to finish her education. After her husband passed, one of her college professors re-introduced the Bible to her. Through constant prayer, reading the Bible, and a strong belief in God and Jesus Christ, Coppe was able to get her life back together.

On July 1, 2009, God woke her up out of a sound sleep and gave her the gift of song. Coppe started singing words of praise. Before she realized what was happening, she had written several songs within a few short hours. In the midst of all of her many trials and tribulations, the Lord always had another plan for Coppe. He saw her heart and passion for music and blessed her with the gift to sing when she could not. Going by the name Coppe Cantrell, she can now say this is her new beginning as a Gospel recording artist. Her debut album titled God's Project (Book I) is attributed to God's work on her life. The first single off this release is titled Holy Groove, which will surely have fans doing just that. Her music is a true testament to God's promise to all of us.

Coppe Cantrell released her 2nd album in 2012 "God's Project (Book II)" and is working on her 3rd album "The Breastplate of Righteousness." All songs produced by Johnny "J" and written by Coppe.