From childhood, Larry “HOPP” Dorn has recognized that something was obviously different about himself. Whether it was running around the house creating characters and radio personas, or demanding that his family be an attentive audience to one of his one man plays, the kid was certain he would eventually have all eyes on him. His parents, Larry Sr. and Rose Dorn, recognized his natural charisma and without any hesitation they introduced HOPP to the stage.
After making a few guest starring roles on shows like the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘Nip-Tuck’ and also performing with several community theater groups, HOPP’S ear leaned toward music. Initially, at the age of thirteen his sights were set to become a producer and an aspiring record label owner but HOPP’S focus quickly turned to artistry.
In 2009 after signing a management contract with Congress Music Media, HOPP was presented with what most would call "Golden Opportunities" a recording contract with Def Jam Records, and a personal reality TV series. But after considering the opportunities, he felt and knew that his heart and character was not prepared for the responsibility. "I felt that GOD had a different plan"
Since then, HOPP has developed a passion to impact within his music. As a performer, HOPP has shared the stage with renowned artists and speakers such as Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Dwele, Hillsong Young & Free, Evermore, Andy Mineo, Phil Wickham, Jeff Hamilton, Deitrick Haddon, Isaac Carree, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Roscoe Umali, Chris Durso, Rich Wilkerson Jr, Kelly Price, Sounds Of Blackness, Martha Munizzi, Michael Speaks, Jessica Reedy, GB5, Kel Mitchell, Steph Jones, U-N-I. He has been known to trigger energetic storms when hitting the stage. A magnetic force that will always draws you into the heart of the story that he’s lyrically conveying. An artistic visionary, his music reflects a true heart for what he believes and this generation. HOPP’S spitfire delivery paired with words and melodies that reflect integrity and strong beliefs, immediately separate him from lyrical mediocrity. His energy packed performances send a strong message that his “becoming” is his “calling” and not just a bright idea. He calls his performances the living testimonies to his music.
His passion is to change lives, so his attention is on to today’s generation. HOPP’s passion is to leave a legacy that not only impacts the world, but points people to something much greater. It’s safe to say; HOPP’S heart is rooted in music, his thoughts are clear, his passion is deep and he was definitely born to do this.