Prime Music

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
$0.76 + $3.99 shipping

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Citizen Cope

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

Price: $10.18 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 6 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, Oct. 24? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.


Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 14 Songs, 2006 $7.99  
Audio CD, 2002 $10.18  

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Intro0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Contact 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. If There's Love 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Let The Drummer Kick 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mistaken I.D. 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. 200,000 (in counterfeit 50 dollar bills) 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Salvation 5:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Hands Of The Saints 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Comin' Back 5:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Appetite (For Lightin' Dynamite) 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Theresa Prelude0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Theresa 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Holdin' On 6:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Mandy 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon's Citizen Cope Store


Image of album by Citizen Cope


Image of Citizen Cope


Artist Video


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

Visit Amazon's Citizen Cope Store
for 4 albums, 4 photos, videos, and 2 full streaming songs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Citizen Cope + The Clarence Greenwood Recordings + Every Waking Moment
Price for all three: $26.39

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • 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: #16,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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 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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This man's got SOUL May 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
You can search your whole life (as some of us have) and never find music with as much depth and passion as there is here on Cope's first album. This music can and never will get old because like all great things in life, it will become a part of you from the very first second that you hear it. Citizen Cope is a truly unique and magnificent artist who presents his remarkable understandings of the world and the people in it with so much honesty, wisdom and beauty. This album is part narrative, part poetry and there are about 10000 different themes that all meld into a cohesive and unbelievably mellow vibe that will completely capture you.

Some of the songs will have you straight groovin, like the sort of hip-hop/rocker "Let the Drummer Kick," and some, like "Teresa," "Salvation," and "Holdin' On" will seriously make you want to cry because they are just that gorgeous. Not all of the tracks are perfect, but they each hold a little piece of Cope's spirit, which shines through this album like a the big, bright star that he is. I could literally talk about this artist forever, but words are so trite in comparison to the magic of his music. Buy this album, or The Clarence Greenwood recordings...there's no way you will regret it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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 5 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 6 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 10 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 18 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 23 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
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category