About

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Here is a little bit about me and my music…
Luppy is a long-time hip-hop artist and hip-hop fan.  He has been in the rap game since the 80’s at the age of 12. He grew up in the 90’s and that’s where his stylistic and musical influence still resides.

Hip-hop is growing up.

Luppy provides the tunes for those who have grown up with it.  Also being an accomplished jazz pianist, Luppy  truly and uniquely combines all the musical elements he loves.  Piano.  Smooth Jazz.  Hip-hop.  His sound is a sophistaced yet approachable blend of his many influences.  With clever lyrics that tell true stories, life lessons, and positive inspiration to do better in this life, Luppy has found his true voice in the hip-hop community.

B I O

Luppy (real name “Chris Swan”) has been in the music game since the age of 12. Residing in St. Louis MO, being a singer, rapper, piano player, trumpet player and writer brought along many opportunities. This all progressed into numerous bands and projects before he started the LP Outsiders in college (where he studied piano performance). LP Outsiders toured the country and put out 4 albums over 8 years of being together. This band brought along many opportunities including signing a major publishing deal with Windswept Pacific, appearing on the Three To Tango movie Luppysoundtrack and opening for Culture Club, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cherry Poppin’ Daddy’s, Vitamin C, and touring with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Luppy also got the chance to play at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, played trumpet on a b-side on Natalie Imbruglia’s multi-platinum selling single to “Torn,” and has written with Robbie Nevil (“Ce La Vie”). After the band called it quits, Luppy entered the world of piano entertaining, as well as pursuing his own jazz/soul/hiphop cover band The Sky West Trio. Luppy has performed all over the world, becoming a crowd favorite in bars all over St. Louis as well as the caribbean including Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. But this world of piano entertaining was not truly fulfilling Luppy’s dream of writing and recording his own songs and pursuing his own music career.  Finally after many years of playing other people’s songs, he decided enough was enough.  Luppy picked the mic and the pen back up and started again.  This time with a passion he hadn’t felt for years.  Luppy now writes, records and promotes his own music online as well as doing occasional shows.  Luppy is in love with music again and wants to spread that love to hip-hop fans worldwide!