About Coppe

Born Capucine Cantrell to the parents Alma and Dorsey Cantrell, she was number six of eleven siblings. At six months old her father named her Coppe, because her hair looked like a brand new shiny copper penny. Read Full Bio


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God's Project (Book II)

God’s Project (Book II) CD available online and in stores June 26th


KJLH Knotts Berry Farm Gospel Show Case

Join Coppe Cantrell, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the KJLH Gospel Showcase as she performs her singles, “Holy Groove,” and “Gotta Have Faith”

 This is an all day event. Purchase tickets at www.knotts.com

Coppe Cantrell at the Stellar Awards 2011


Coppe Cantrell at the Stellar Awards 2011

Coppe Cantrell attends the 26th Annual Stellar Awards 2011 hosted by Donnie McCLurkin. “God is truly Amazing” was the theme of the night of  The Stellar Awards which aired on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel).

The event was described as a “hand clapping revival” with many gospel music stars in the house doing a “Holy Groove.” Our very own gospel music star and talented artist Coppe Cantrell is pictured here at the red carpet event.

Check out www.thestellarawards.com for more info!

Coppe at the BET Celebration of Gospel

Check out these photos of Coppe Cantrell at the BET Celebration of Gospel! Hosted by Steve Harvey. The BET Celebration of Gospel aired Sunday, January 10, 2011. This was a red-carpet star-studded event!

Gospel artists from Lecrae to Mary Mary were in the house and it was a party! Even Whitney Houston made an appearance.

Check out what BET Gospel had to say about Coppe on their website: “Coppe Cantrell… It’s blue and bold for the “Holy Groove” singer as she poses in a cut-out dress and equally flirty sandals.” Yes indeed, bold and grooving at the BET Celebration of Gospel!

(Photo taken from BET.com)

Gospel Impact Radio's "Yeilded Praise" Show interviews Coppe


Gospel Impact Radio interviews Coppe Cantrell on “Yeilded Praise”. This is a hype online radio show ( www.gospelimpactradio.com ) hosted by Ricaye Harries. The show airs every Saturday 11am- 1pm EST.

Ricaye and Coppe had a blast as they spoke about Coppe’s childhood and the passing of her husband, Johnny J, who was producer for the late Hip-Hop artist Tupac. Coppe’s story is one that touches the hearts of many! Listeners were tickled to find out that she is the middle child of 11 children and the mother of 2! She mentioned that she has always believed in God as she was raised Catholic, but became a Christian after the death of her husband of 17 years.

Coppe has found strength and security in almighty God, and his son Jesus Christ. She has now been gifted to share this story of transformation over the air waves through her music and talent.

Thank you to Gospel Impact Radio and to Ricaye Harris for the awesome interview! Keep praisin’ and doing a Holy Groove!

Coppe Cantrell "Artist of the Month: February 2011" Extreme Praise TV

Coppe has been named the February 2011 “Artist of the Month” on Extreme Praise TV. The online TV station will be airing the show featuring Coppe Cantrell on February 1st, 2011. Tune-in and support Extreme Praise TV while enjoying Coppe Cantrell at www.extremepraise.tv. Leave us a comment and let us know you did!

Congrats Coppe on making it to being artist of the month!

Coppe Cantrell & Keith Terrell on KJLH Gospel Mix Show

DJ El Vee of The Gospel Mix Show at 102.3 KJLH FM, Stevie Wonder’s radio station in Los Angeles interviewed Coppe Cantrell in December of 2010. That same night DJ El Vee interviewed Christian Rapper, Keith Terrell, pictured above.

Coppe spoke about her single “Holy Groove” and her journey as the album was created. She shared her heart and did a holy groove in the studio with the rest of the crew.

KJLH has been a support to her project with interviews and airplay. Part of the “Holy Groove” music video was shot in the KJLH studio. DJ El Vee is the featuring DJ in the music video.

November 28, 2010- KJLH on air Interview with Pastor Sherman Gordon

November 28, 2010
KJLH on air Interview with Pastor Sherman Gordon
Pastor Gordon’s Radio Show

December 5, 2010 Coppe performing live @ Dominguez Hills University (Family Of Faith Christian Center)

December 5, 2010
Coppe performing live @ Dominguez Hills University (Family Of Faith Christian Center)
7:30am Service & 10am Service
Pastor Sherman Gordon

KJLH on air interview “on Spread The Word” with Aundrae Russell

December 18, 2010 – V.I.P. Records In Store signing

December 18, 2010
V.I.P. Records In Store signing Compton
1606 Rosecrans Avenue

V.I.P. Records In Store signing Long Beach
1014 E Pacific Coast Highway

Coppe will be performing and speaking at the 2pac class micropone sessions


3:00 P.M. 1st year anniversary concert




When I was a little girl, my family and I did not go to church every Sunday. When I grew up, I still didn’t go to church; instead, I got married to a non-believer and never went to church during my marriage that ended 17 years later when my famous husband Johnny “J” committed suicide. So you can say that I was never an active churchgoer except for funerals and weddings. However, I always believed in God, but I did not know Jesus-Christ like I know him now.

During my marriage, I got caught up in the Hip Hop music world living a celebrity life of sins with my husband Johnny “J” and working with famous artists like 2Pac of whom my husband was the producer. Both 2Pac and Johnny “J” were and are household names in the music industry in general and in the Hip Hop community in particular. I did most of the administrative work for both of them and performed on music records that consisted mainly of either immoral or sexual contents. I traveled to places with them and saw things that I would not feel comfortable relating here except to say that I should not have been a privy to them. I wasn’t quite a singer, but I could call myself the “ooh ah girl”, talking on records, and doing sexual moaning. I danced on stage, and in music videos in scantily clothing. I was far from being a singer. I played a role in the biggest diss record of all times, namely the song “Hit Em Up” that my husband produced and which destroyed the Hip Hop community, by leading it to the infamous East-Coast/West-Coast rap wars. This record destroyed and ended the lives of the most successful rappers of that time: 2Pac and Biggie.

The death of 2Pac destroyed my husband and our life. I endured two tragic losses when 2Pac died brutally, because his biggest producer, friend and musical partner -Johnny “J” – died internally with him. Certainly, I shared in their devastating lives that led both of them to tragedies.

I witnessed first-hand my husband’s internal death and struggled to keep him alive. His constant battle with alcoholism eventually led to four D.U.I.’s, numerous costly court battles, and jail time. In 2008, I was devastated when my best friend, husband, business partner, and father of my two children committed suicide without warning while he was in jail on a D.U.I. charge. I too died internally that day. Many people don’t know the extent of my loss, because they don’t know what its like to spend 99% of your time with someone just to lose him tragically without warning. I don’t think there is a handbook on what to do once you become suddenly a widow.

This tragedy turned into favor for me when Jesus saved me and gave me a new purpose in my life. Thanks to a man of God who introduced me to the Holy Bible, I found Jesus Christ and invited him into my life as my Lord and savior. By His grace, He saved me from the life of sins, and gave me a second chance: a new and wonderful life in Him. Then came the prophet who indicated to me that I was called by the Lord Jesus to sing for His glory using my husband’s music and to win souls for Him. The prophet also indicated that my name would become Coppe (instead of Capucine). Three months later, the Lord gave me my new musical gift.
On July 1, 2009, I was awoken out of a sound sleep at 3:00 a.m. singing praises to the Lord. I immediately started writing Christian songs –three songs within three hours of receiving my new gift that night. I have now completed my first Christian-Music album under my born-again artist name: “Coppe Cantrell.” This first Holy-Spirit inspired album is called “God’s Project” Book One.

I am now an active member of a Christian church. I now sing in churches and at other events as the Lord directs me. I couldn’t be happier. I plan to continue to obey and to do God’s will and purpose in my new life through my music ministry and other opportunities that He will lead me to.

I thank God for taking me from the red carpet to the white carpet. To Him I give all the Glory. Amen