Hobo Johnson

Hobo Johnson

Hip-Hop / Rap

Hobo Johnson

  • From: Sacramento, CA
  • Related Artists: BROCKHAMPTON, Rich Brian, Oliver Tree

He is not a typical rapper you’d hear on the radio. It is his train of thought audibly transmitted through song that invites the listener into his 1994 Toyota Corolla, which wittingly gave Frank his artist name. He was kicked out of his parents’ house at the age of 19, where he turned to his 1994 Toyota Corolla as refuge for himself and his music. Frank Lopes is the vocalist, quirky rapper, and creator of Hobo Johnson.

He can produce great beats, but are you ready for him to interrupt the song with a beautiful piano prelude? This music is purely train of thought. Some of his biggest influences are Kendrick and Chance The Rapper – and his step brother introduced to him folk punk, like the Front Bottoms. Each influence stands out with the experimentation of his tracks, and with the colorful lyricism of his music.

Hobo Johnson and his band The Lovemakers got their big break when they entered NPR's Tiny Desk contest and won, resulting in a record deal with Reprise Records. Johnson released his debut album The Rise of Hobo Johnson in 2017, and followed it with another fantastic album, The Fall of Hobo Johnson (2019).


Hobo Johnson : The Fall of Hobo Johnson
  • Latest Album:
    The Fall of Hobo Johnson
  • Release Date:
    September 13, 2019

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