Cupid's gospel-tinged vocals began to attract local promoters and rappers alike. He was tapped to open for blues artists as well as to record background vocals for various rap albums. Both experiences informed his second independently released album, 2005's The King of Down South R&B, which contained elements of country, blues, and New Orleans bounce music. In late 2006, Cupid was finally discovered by major-label Atlantic due to the buzz surrounding his local single at the time, "Cupid Shuffle." He signed with the label the following January, and soon his dance record was standing its ground in the Top 30 of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for several weeks. It peaked at number 66 on the Hot 100. His major-label debut, Time for a Change, arrived later in the year and debuted at number 58.
Although "Cupid Shuffle" was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA, Cupid didn't release a second major-label album. He continued to record, however, for Lafayette's Hub City label, where he released the albums Feel Good Music, Positopia, and Dance Fever during the first half of the 2010s. An unsuccessful blind audition during the third season of the singing competition The Voice left him undaunted. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi