Citizen Cope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie alternative singer-songwriter rock funk seen live indie rock acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Clarence Greenwood, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Urban beatnik Citizen Cope is the creation of multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Greenwood. His moniker derives from a nickname and he entered the music scene in the early 90s as DJ for Maryland-based rapper Basehead, which included live shows opening for the Beastie Boys. He started recording his own material on a four-track recorder at the same time, and self-released Cope Citizen in 1992. The album introduced Cope’s curious fusion of folk, country, soul, and hip-hop, and his highly politicized lyrical bent and character-driven narrative style. A major label contract with Capitol Records followed in the mid-90s, but Cope was dropped before he could release his completed album, provisionally titled Citizen Cope and incorporating material from his early days. He continued to place material on compilation albums and soundtracks while establishing a new recording contract with DreamWorks Records. A revised...

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