Citizen Cope

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This week on Plus One, Kraz talks with songwriter, producer, and performer Citizen Cope. Citizen Cope is known for his authentic style, which blends elements of soul, rock, hip hop, and folk. In this episode Cope and Kraz dive into some of Cope’s lyrical influences, and talk about how he draws inspiration from a range of musicians that expands from Randy Newman to hip hop artists. You’ll also hear the two discuss changes in the record industry and how Cope found the right label, and stories about signing with Capitol Records and recording with Pharoahe Monch.

Citizen Cope has put out 10 studio albums since launching his career in the early 90’s, and has worked with an impressive list of artists including Carlos Santana, Richie Havens, and Pharoahe Monch. His song “Let the Drummer Kick” from his 2002 album Citizen Cope is certified gold, and he has sold over 1 million records. Cope’s most recent album The Pull of Niagara Falls was released in April, and you can listen to it here.

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