Goapele

Real Name:
Goapele Mohlabane
Profile:
Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-LAY) means “to move forward” in Sitswana, a South African dialect.

Goapele Mohlabane started singing as a child, and at age 14 she joined the Oakland Youth Chorus. After high school, she decided to pursue music as a professional career and enrolled in the Berkley College of Music in Boston. After that, she worked with San Francisco musicians and artists, then went on to record on both east and west coasts of the United States to record her self-released debut album, Closer.

After this release, she formed Skyblaze Recordings with her brother Namane to oversee her musical career. Her first nationally distributed album, Even Closer, an expanded version of her debut album, was initially released through Hieroglyphics Imperium until Columbia picked her album up for worldwide distribution and signed her to a recording contract. Even Closer was rereleased with extra tracks, and, in 2005, her second album, Change it All was released, focusing on the activism in which she had been involved since she was a child.
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Artist

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Albums

071177GKM Closer — Goapele Goapele Closer(CD, Album) Goapele Music 071177GKM US 2001 Sell This Version
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230108-2 Even Closer — Goapele Goapele Even Closer (Album) Skyblaze Recordings 230108-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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none Even Closer — Goapele Goapele Even Closer(CDr, Advance, Album, Promo) Skyblaze Recordings none US 2002 Sell This Version
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82796-92910-2 Change It All — Goapele Goapele Change It All (Album) Columbia, Skyblaze Recordings, Sony Urban Music 82796-92910-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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DCN133 Break Of Dawn — Goapele Goapele Break Of Dawn (Album) Decon, Skyblaze Recordings DCN133 US 2011 Sell This Version
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81011606-2 Strong As Glass — Goapele Goapele Strong As Glass(CD, Album) Skyblaze Recordings 81011606-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

HIPRO006-2 Got It — Goapele Goapele Got It (Maxi) Skyblaze Recordings HIPRO006-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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HIPRO-004-2 Closer — Goapele Goapele Closer (Single, Maxi) ABB Records HIPRO-004-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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BBE 12 024 Even Closer EP — Goapele Goapele Even Closer EP(12") BBE BBE 12 024 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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CAS 59729 First Love — Goapele Goapele First Love (Single) Columbia CAS 59729 US 2005 Sell This Version
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82876845992 Love Me Right — Goapele Goapele Love Me Right (Single) Columbia, Skyblaze Recordings 82876845992 US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Victory — Goapele GoapeleHip Hop Pantsula GoapeleHip Hop Pantsula - Victory(File, MP3, Single, 320) Skyblaze Recordings none US 2010
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ERECDJ343 Dreamseeker EP — Goapele Goapele Dreamseeker EP (EP) Empire, Skyblaze Recordings ERECDJ343 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none Big Things Start Small Volume 2 — Goapele DJ Sake1, Goapele, DJ Eleven DJ Sake1, Goapele, DJ Eleven - Big Things Start Small Volume 2(CD, Comp, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2005 Sell This Version
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none Big Things Start Small Volume 1 — Goapele DJ Eleven, Goapele, DJ Sake1 DJ Eleven, Goapele, DJ Sake1 - Big Things Start Small Volume 1(CD, Comp, Mixtape) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

HIPRO-003-2 Even Closer (Album Sampler) — Goapele Goapele Even Closer (Album Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Skyblaze Recordings HIPRO-003-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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WSK-58366 Even Closer (Sampler) — Goapele Goapele Even Closer (Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Skyblaze Recordings WSK-58366 US 2004 Sell This Version
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CSK 17318 Change It All (Album Sampler) — Goapele Goapele Change It All (Album Sampler) Skyblaze Recordings, Sony Urban Music, Columbia CSK 17318 US 2005 Sell This Version
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none Milk & Honey (AYBEE's Gorilla In Trunk Slap) — Goapele Goapele Milk & Honey (AYBEE's Gorilla In Trunk Slap)(File, MP3, Promo) Skyblaze Recordings none US 2009
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none Catch 22 (Nate Greenberg Remix) — Goapele Goapele & Nate Greenberg Goapele & Nate Greenberg - Catch 22 (Nate Greenberg Remix) Not On Label none 2010
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none Catch 22 (9th Wonder Remix) — Goapele Goapele & 9th Wonder Goapele & 9th Wonder - Catch 22 (9th Wonder Remix) Not On Label none 2010
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none Nothing Compares 2 U — Goapele Goapele Nothing Compares 2 U Not On Label none 2010