Corey Bapes

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Corey Bapes
Also known as Coop, Corey B
Born (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 25)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip-hop
Years active 2000–Present

Corey Bapes is an American rapper[1][2] born in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana on July 14, 1989. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Corey rose to stardom while he worked with recording artist Eric Papa on the east side of Cleveland. Corey has many songs including his biggest hit "Money," which was made in the beginning of 2009. Recently he has performed with other artists such as YT and Gully.


Early years[edit]

Corey signed to Big Truth indie labels Truth Entertainment. Corey started rocking shows and engraving himself in his fans' heads with his signature phrase, "Hold Up" After packing clubs and the release of the most successful solo rap artist album in Cleveland history, "In A Class My Own," he was offered a recording contract with a fledgling but the coming record label Defient Entertainment / Warner Music Group. While signed with Defient he performed in several states elbow to elbow with some of Hip Hop's most elite artists and has had his listening parties hosted by Dj Khaled (Def Jam).

Bapes was voted by his Ohio fans as "Best New Artist" and "Best Live Performance Artist" at the 2007 Ohio Hip Hop Awards, and "Best Live Performance Artist" again in 2008.

His first release album hit the streets at an album release party on 14 July 2007 at Peabody's Down Under, on Corey's 18th birthday. Local hip hop rap Artists came to wish Corey success on his first new album but also the birthday of this album came the club bangers like "Bout My Dough" and "Throed".[clarification needed] Corey's second album "Corey Bapes Hold Up" Volume 1 produced Another club banger that got continuous play on WZIP 88.1 Akron Ohio radio station "Like Maaaannnneeennnneeee!" and "Hold Get Up Straight".


Corey is currently attending BGSU and majoring in entrepreneurship. He is with his new team and working hard on his new mixtape "Reloaded".[citation needed]


Reloaded (Feb 2012) High Times (July 2010)


  1. ^ [1] Idemarco, Rapper Paul 'Doxx' White gets serious with Grog Shop gig." December 18, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2010
  2. ^ [2] LeRoy, Dan "Corey Bapes; 'In a class of my own.'"Cleveland Scene, July 11, 2007. Retrieved March 30, 2010