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CJ Dippa is an 11-year-old boy from Denton, Texas with a love and passion for rapping and dancing. From the time he was three, he would move to the beat of music and even sing along to lyrics. CJ Dippa has always had an amazing faith in God and at age five, made the decision on his own to be saved and baptized. When he was eight, he wrote his first rap entitled "The Playground." He made dance a part of his everyday life in everything he did, from popping and locking while walking down the hallway at school, to waving and ticking in the grocery store line. He once said that one day he would want to be a famous rapper and dancer and he was definitely determined. In third grade, he started having dance and rap battles on the playground at school and was in his first talent show by the time he was in fourth grade, doing a hip hop dance with his dance crew. No matter how many people have told him he can't or won't make it, he still continues to strive for what he loves. He's never let anyone bring him down, but keeps his faith in God and in himself. In middle school, he created a dance crew named the G.I. Jerks. He and a few of his friends would get together and make videos of the now popular dance "Jerking." Still bound and determined, CJ went online, searching for casting calls for America's Got Talent, a show he always wanted to audition for. When he found auditions for Dallas, his goal became to audition and live his dream. In the words of CJ Dippa, "everything is just a dream come true." He also stated that "no matter who you are or what you do, reach for the stars and go for your dreams, because if you don't, then you will never know what could have been."
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