Midwest rapper Copywrite announced this week the upcoming release of his long awaited sophomore album, The Life and Times of Peter Nelson, which is set to drop in November via Fat Beats Distribution.
Its been nearly a decade since the Ohio rapper released his critically acclaimed debut, The High Exhaulted, but throughout he’s remained diligent, releasing a few EPs, mixtapes and the recent 8th Anniversary edition of his debut earlier this year to hold fans over until his business affairs were straightened out.
Now that this process has finally played out, it enabled Copywrite to approach the creation of his sophomore LP with an open mind. He feels that the two years he spent working on The Life and Times of Peter Nelson will prove to fans that the wait will have been worth it.
With the upcoming album, Copywrite made a conscious decision to share more personal events in his life and to open himself up and allow the many different sides of his personalities to appear. The varied styles and musical compositions on the album go beyond the genre of hip-hop and display an artist who has evolved past being an underground MC or a battle rapper.
For his sophomore effort, the rapper recruited some of the most talented producers in the industry today. Re-affirming his chemistry with RJD2, he and Copy create two tracks, including the heart-felt dedication to his fallen friend Camu Tao called “Forever And A Day”, which also features indie rock group Middle Distance Runner. It also features production by !llmind, Khrysis, Rhettmatic, Kount Fif, Camu Tao and Josh Gabriel (of the duo Gabriel & Dresden).
Guests include Sean Price, Crooked I (who guests on the LP’s lead-single “Crooked Cop”), Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia, MHz, Motion Man and MF Grimm.
The 20-track effort captures Copywrite at his lyrical best and reaching for new creative heights, says his camp. Tracks like “Bored” find Copywrite airing out controversies and half truths about his life through multiple characters, and his sober reflections about painful moments in his past mark “Confessional.” Longtime fans will appreciate the lyrical exercise “Yoga Stretch”, and his ode to Kurt Cobain, Biggie Smalls and his grandfather Cipione Mirabella aka Skip Nelson on “Wish You Were Here.”
The Life and Times of Peter Nelson is slated to drop November 16.