Goapele

Real Name:
Goapele Mohlabane
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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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Albums

071177GKM Goapele - Closer album art Goapele Closer(CD, Album) Goapele Music 071177GKM US 2001 Sell This Version
230108-2 Goapele - Even Closer album art Goapele Even Closer (Album) Skyblaze Recordings 230108-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
82796-92910-2 Goapele - Change It All album art Goapele Change It All (Album) Columbia, Skyblaze Recordings, Sony Urban Music 82796-92910-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
DCN133 Goapele - Break Of Dawn album art Goapele Break Of Dawn (Album) Decon, Skyblaze Recordings DCN133 US 2011 Sell This Version
81011606-2 Goapele - Strong As Glass album art Goapele Strong As Glass(CD, Album) Skyblaze Recordings 81011606-2 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Compilations

none Goapele - Big Things Start Small Volume 2 album art 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
none Goapele - Big Things Start Small Volume 1 album art 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

Miscellaneous

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