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Citizen Cope

Citizen CopeAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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With THE RAINWATER LP, Citizen Cope offers the clearest distillation yet of his distinct musical approach, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock ‘n’ roll and deep soul grooves. Born Clarence Greenwood, but known to friends and fans as simply “Cope,” the Brooklyn-based artist has crafted an album redolent of such classic tunesmiths as Randy Newman ... Read more in Amazon's Citizen Cope Store

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  • Audio CD (January 29, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B00005O6LU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Like G. Love, Citizen Cope is a musical mixologist, fusing sluggish hip-hop beats with mellow piano melodies and new-school blues with easy-listening pop. On his debut album, Cope--née Clarence Greenwood, former DJ for the rap group Basehead--sounds at times like both a younger, drawling Sting and a folksy Wyclef Jean as he sings over slow, loose, loungy instrumentals. Though his music is a patchwork of breezy styles, Cope's lyrics tackle some serious subjects. "Contact" confronts the hypocrisy of police profiling, while "200,000 (in Counterfeit 50 Dollar Bills)" details the work of a shifty middle-aged hustler. Cope tells stories about crazy women ("Mistaken ID") and lost souls with short fuses ("Appetite (for Lightin' Dynamite)"), and even fantasizes about the musician's fight with the stay pure ("Salvation"), tucking a gritty street realism between the rosy rhythms dancing through these 13 songs. --Jennifer Maerz

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, soulful, authentic music. December 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When I heard "Sideways" on Santana's "Shaman" CD, I was immediately mesmerized by Greenwood's subtle genius. I picked up a copy of "Cope" and was ecstatic to hear a fresh voice in music - not the same old 'top ten' that commercial radio dishes out. I told everyone who would listen to it to buy it. It is important to purchase the music of new artists, otherwise record companies think no one is interested in their music and won't promote, encourage, or support future recordings. Greenwood is an incredible artist that everyone should hear. His music is poetry. It is visceral and palpable - not to be ignored or dismissed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordianry February 7, 2003
By MrFly
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why I bought this cd last year and I still have no idea why to this day, but I can tell you honsetly that I do not regret it. It's a close second to the CD I thought was the best of 2002 which, to me at least, is a very good thing. It's really kind of hard to categorize Citizen Cope since he's seemingly everywhere genre-wise on this disc, but I'll say Rock/Soul is what it most sounds like. Great stuff, DreamWorks, so far, has put out some rather top notch stuff. (Nelly Furtado, Floetry, Citizen Cope).
Best tracks include:
2. Contact
3. If There's Love
4. Let The Drummer Kick
8. Hands Of The Saints
12. Teresa
13. Holdin' On
hidden track
14. Mandy
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ought to be outlawed July 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
i met citizen cope outside the old 930 club in dc about 8 years ago. he gave me a cd. it was good. i saw him playing in the backroom of some dive bar down the street from me a couple months later and he was intense. then i forgot about him. until i saw his name headlining a show at the Ramshead Tavern in Annapolis recently. i was suprised to see his name. i went. i was mesmorized. speechless for the entire set. i bought his cd at the show. i can't stop playing it. its in my car. i keep driving past my destinations because i don't want to stop listening. its real good stuff. its got a lot of feeling. like i said before, and let me say it one more time, its real good stuff. check out this guy play if the opportunity arises. i'm buying a few more copies to send to some friends to spread the word. he's got another cd coming out in september. i'll be first in line to get it. and keep driving.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshing October 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I enjoy pop music as much as the next person. And I enjoy many music styles (From Eminem and Big pun to My chemical romance and Foo fighters.) I heard "Son's gonna rise" in a pontiac commercial and it stuck in my head til it got to the point where I had to find out who sang that song. So after some searching I found out his name and I was happy with the results. He is a change of pace from other acts and whatever "type" of music he makes it sounds good and he has lyrical content behind the the catchy beats and easy, "marbles in the mouth" delivery.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound December 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I use this CD as a way to calm down. As someone who listens to all kinds of music (mostly Disturbed and System of a Down), I find this one of my more relaxing cd's. Another review said it was perfect for traffic, I would have to agree. The songs have a catchy tune that just makes you want to nod your head and feel good.

I actually found this CD at a concert in Chicago. I was at the Metro for another concert that Citizen Cope opened up for and was just amazed at what I saw on stage. I bought the CD that night and had it signed. If you ever get the chance, this guy is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Take 10 minutes to chat with him.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Citizen Cope is AWESOME!! June 1, 2002
By Pam K
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Citizen Cope at the 2002 HFStival at RFK Stadium in DC on May 26. He was on the street stage but I believe he should've been on the main stage because he is so good. My sister heard him a little bit the day before and fell in love with him and his music. That's when she said I have to check him out. So I did and I thank her for opening me up to his music. It can get you pumped up, make you happy, calm you down and feel mellow. I love this whole album. My sister bought a copy of his cd at HFS and plays it all day long. I love this album above all the rest. He does sound a bit like Everlast but there is just something about his voice that just draws you in. I'd say there's a bit of jazz, raggae, rock, r&b and pop in this album. It's the best mix of musical styles I've ever heard. Take a chance and buy this album!! It'll be worth it!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dont pass this one up, you just may regret it! July 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
After passing by this disc in my local record store and hearing good things about it. I found it used, listened to it and bought it. What i found was that it didnt to me sound like whitey, but more in the vein of g.love or jack johnson. Not that i dont like whitey but just doesnt sound comparable. He has a real laid back flow, and a sound that grows on with every listen. This whole disc is consistant musically. definitly rasta friendly
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One More Local Cat to be proud of!!! April 17, 2003
By Heidi
Format:Audio CD
Growing up in the maryland city of baltimore, you encounter A LOT of gooood local music, whether it be soul, freestyle, ska, alternative, punk, or the ever famous baltimore reggae scene. With all of this, our own Citizen Cope has succesfully tackled almost all of the genres he's marinated in, living in baltimore. He was first heard on WHFS, a local station in Maryland, and upon hearing him myself, i KNEW i had to buy the CD. I just want to thank the record lable that gave this guy a chance. He has a lot to say about the hardships one faces growing up in the rougher side of the city, and thanks, Cope for the Pimlico reference (even though it was addressed in a story about a man abusing drugs and caught up in the gambling scene) Much love to our "local yocal" Citizen Cope. I suggest that anyone buy this record, who knows maybe youll learn a little bit about our lovely city of B'more!!! Big up!
Heidi
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The music is great but CD is scratched
I love this CD however, the CD is scratched. There are two songs that skips because of the poorer condition of the CD.
Published 3 months ago by Susun
5.0 out of 5 stars bull city
I love this album. I can't believe I am just learning about him. Can't wait to hear more of his music. So much soul.
Published 5 months ago by Aisha Cheek
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor John's son, minus the piano
The whole album is contiguous in style and thematic. An interesting voice and tale in many respects. He has some New Orleans in his voice, beholding to Doctor John. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Frank e. Little Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Been out for a while
But going back to this and adding to my collection was a must. Citizen Cope (Clarence Greenwood) sets the standard for the genre.
Published 13 months ago by BBBAus2517
4.0 out of 5 stars Hes Awesome
I think this is a really good CD. This musician does such a great job mixing jazz, funk, contemporary, rap mix with really interesting lyrics! Read more
Published 13 months ago by carolyn nicholson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Amazing CD and quick shipping! One of Citizen Cope's best albums!! Were at Artpark last year but missed them due to work! :( Next time!
Published 13 months ago by Angela
4.0 out of 5 stars Let the Drummer Kick
This is Cope's first album, and it was also with a major studio. He didn't quite have his trademark sound yet.
Published 15 months ago by Digger Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality
The CD sounds fantastic. I was so excited to get this and it could not have gone more smoothly. It came quickly as well.
Published 16 months ago by Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Master singer/songwriter, he's just amazing...what can I say. Soothing, soulful and so unique. I absolutely love his music and his artistry.
Published 21 months ago by Renee H.
3.0 out of 5 stars cope
citizen cope is the man whoever sent me this cd got it me fast and undamaged. i was happy
Published on October 21, 2009 by Laura D. Mahoney
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