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Jose Guapo exploded into the rap game with his breakout single “Run It Up” featuring YFN Lucci and Takeoff from Migos, which currently hails at over 14.8M on Youtube alone. In fact, for those who aren’t familiar, he’s one of the originators of the ATL trap sound. Coming up as a member of rap group Rich Kidz, Jose established his name working closely with the Migos, Metro Boomin, Lil Yachty, Peewee Longway, and more. Recently, he stopped by Power 106 for an exclusive interview on our Now You Know series.
Speaking on his relationship with the Migos, Guapo states, “We have a great relationship. We kind of got tight right before they popped crazy. I met them when they had ‘Versace’ and all that, but it was peaking. It was right before Drake got on it so we still kind of fucked up together a little bit I guess you could say. We just cool. I was doing the management thing over there with P and Coach, so that also brought us together. We just hanging, build a bond and relationship for each other. Out this rap game, this industry, they solidified themselves to me that they’re family.”
In addition, he mentions knowing their moms, their kids, sisters, cousins, etc. Going back to the good ole days of recording in the studios in the A, Jose reveals how “the dab” dance move actually came into fruition.
“With the whole dab thing, I was actually the first guy to actually do the dance. When I did it, it didn’t have a name. Metro Boomin had produced this song named ‘Fck The Rap Game’ that I have, and the beat was just quaking so hard. The 808s, I was just in the studio like this, and if you see, my arm is already kind of formed how they dab. This is just how they get turnt up when the beat so hard.”
He goes on to reveal Peewee Longway is the man who actually named the dance move. Watch above to see his arm placement, the real origin of the dab, and linking with Gunna on “Last Of The Real”!