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Amazing Grace

by Jojo Rock

JoJo Rock is a 9 year old rapper on a mission to stop child poverty. Through his music he sponsors his Compassion sponsor child Charles, who lives in Uganda. JoJo Rock's motto is "It doesn't matter how BIG or small you are, you can make a difference too."
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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JoJo is a typical 9 year old boy, but with a very compassionate heart. He has 3 other brothers all under the age of 5.

JoJo’s parents realized the only way to stay sane on long trips to church was to play the boys rap music. After a while that wasn’t enough so they started free style rap competitions where the boys had to make up the words to the songs on the spot. This was challenging for the young boys, but it did the trick and filled the car with laughter instead of whining.

JoJo’s parents noticed JoJo was quite good at rapping, so they encouraged him. One day JoJo decided he wanted to be a rapper and with the help of his dad recorded his first rap song Throw Ya Hands using Garageband in their garage.

In April 2011, at 7 years old JoJo released this first rap song Throw Ya Hands. JoJo decided to give the song away to raise money to sponsor 1 child for 1 year through Compassion.

He raised the money within 2 weeks and was interviewed on Hope 103.2FM in the process. His sponsored child is Charles.

JoJo then went back to the garage to record his next song “Lift Your Praise” to raise more money. A home made music video was also created featuring JoJo’s brothers, who are affectionately known as the “J Brothers”, because all their names start with the letter “J.”

JoJo’s dad asked some friends to help with the next song “Oh Holy Night.” Even though it was only 4 weeks before Christmas the friends agreed and within 2 weeks they had recorded the new song and created a music video.

Angus Steventon produced the song, the chorus was sung by Sarah Otto and the music video was shot and directed by Raj Dhatt and Titus MacLaren. Everyone donated their time because they believed in the cause.

The song was released on the evening of Tuesday 13th December 2011. Within 2 days it had received over 1,400 views on YouTube and now has over 17,500 views. JoJo was interviewed on 7 radio stations over the next 7 days. He also performed Oh Holy Night live with Sarah Otto 4 times that weekend, in a Christmas spectacular to over 2,400 people.

During 2012 JoJo has refined his skills as a performer. He has appeared and spread his message of child sponsorship on over 30 stages throughout the year. Everywhere he raps people are amazed at his passion, stage presence, conviction and confidence at such a young age.

Not bad for a 9 year old. It just goes to show, you are never too young or old to make a difference.

In March 2013 JoJo collaborated with Ozzy from The Sowers Group to release their version of Amazing Grace. This song is very significant to JoJo as Ozzy is an ex Compassion child. Until he met Ozzy JoJo had never met a Compassion child before. JoJo was moved when he heard Ozzy’s story of how Compassion helped him overcome poverty.

The instantly became good friends and decided to record this song. Amazing Grace is a song of hope and unconditional favour. The same gifts Compassion sponsors give to their sponsor children they have never met.

This song means so much to JoJo and is a continuation in his theme to inspire people of all ages to change the life of one child through child sponsorship.


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