Oppo | Artist & Musician
I go by Oppo, born October 23rd 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. I was adopted at 2 days old and grew up in the Philadelphia area. I was never really interested in music or art until in the 4th grade when a series of concussions put me out of school for a year. I taught myself everything I know and I could play guitar, bass (stand up &; electric), drums, banjo, mandolin, ukelele and keyboards. I grew up heavily influenced by punk music and by the age of 14 I was the bass player and frontman a band (The Disruptions) sharing stages with some of my idols at the time. They called me Brad Opposition back then and that name stuck with me. I used to fool around with making beats on the computer but never took it seriously until I picked up an mpc 2000xl sometime in ‘09 or ‘10. Due to another unfortunate event I moved to Hawaii for a c! hange of scenery and things started to take off for Opposition. On July 24th 2011 on the way back from a show the car I was in was hit dead-on by a drunk driver. Even though I was in the back seat I fractured my skull, broke my neck (c4,c5 and c6), broke some ribs and fractured my hip. I spent 21 days in the ICU on a ventilator then moved on to the Rehab Center of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI. I made the 10 hour flight to the east coast and spent more time at a rehab hospital located in Philadelphia, PA. That was the birth of Oppo. I am now in a powered wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down, I have no use of my fingers but still manage to produce music. These days I use an iPad with the Beatmaker 2 app and a stylus strapped to my hand. I try to maintain a positive attitude on my path to recovery because I believe that everything happens for a reason no matter how shitty it seems and I know something good will come out of this, I’m just waiting for it to happen. Please think twice before drinking and driving or letting someone else do it! Peace.
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