In 2009, Papa Joe revolutionized the music world when his first release, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life,” (Kult Records), a collaboration with international house music sensation Lula became an overnight smash hit and topped the charts worldwide. The track hit #6 on the Billboard Magazine Dance Charts, but the song’s impact went much deeper than just making Papa Joe a household name – it changed his entire outlook on life.
The music video from “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” really did save Papa Joe’s life when he realized how uncomfortable and dissatisfied he was in his own skin, after he had ballooned to a whopping 450lbs.
Papa Joe was always a man of great drive, ambition, and positivity. His drive is also what inspired him to lose 233lbs in 18 months and successfully keep it off. Papa Joe accomplished his weight loss without the aid of weight loss surgery, fad dieting or an expensive gym membership, and this experience has served to prove that hard work never goes unrewarded.
Career-wise, Papa Joe has recently released his latest dance hit, “Live for Life” (Molacacho Records) with Willy San Juan, which is racing up the international dance charts. Papa Joe hopes his music will inspire others to better themselves and the community by ‘living for life’ in the moment.
See the “LIVE FOR LIFE” music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ForNewbM1yo
While not in the recording studio, sketching at the “Joe Joe” fashion house or working on a Papa Joe Network production, he donates time to a variety of charities, including: AIDS Walk, The American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids, MMPA (Multicultural Motion Picture Assoc.), and the Alzheimer’s Association, among others.