PopCulturez caught up with Ohio rapper, Copywrite as he released the ‘Proper English Version’ of his ‘God Save The King’ album. We took a quick moment to discuss the album and trans-Atlantic hip-hop collaborations…
PopCulturez.Com: Welcome to PopCulturez – Can you start by introducing yourself to our readers? (Who you are, where are you from?)
PopCulturez.Com: What’s the hip-hop music scene like in Ohio?
It’s real cool and cutting edge. Avant-garde and raw. In-your-face, but abstract. Nothing else compares.
PopCulturez.Com: You have just released your album, ‘God Save The King (Proper English Version),’ how would you describe the album, for those yet to hear it?
It’s more raw than the US version of ‘God Save the King’ that I dropped in March. It’s more for the jugular and more underground. More metaphors, meta-fives and, on occasion, meta-sevens!
PopCulturez.Com: You have certainly called on a diverse set of guests, how did manage to gather such an array of collaborations and what was your thinking behind that?
I purchased a Rubik’s Cube ®, solved it, messed it back up, solved it, messed it back up, rearranged the stickers, solved it and hit the studio. It’s a process.
PopCulturez.Com: One of the most notable things about the album is how you have brought together artists from the UK and the US. But, as a US citizen yourself did you find any notable differences between the two nations’ MCs?
The only real notable differences are the accents and slang. Besides that, it’s hip-hop.
PopCulturez.Com: Why do you think it is that there aren’t more US rappers collaborating with their UK brethren?
Too much politics. I don’t play the games though, I go strictly off sound and don’t play the name-game or ‘who’s hot for the moment.’ I try to make music that lasts a while.
PopCulturez.Com: Finally, is there anything else that you would like to add?
I want to thank you for the time to interview a wretch such as myself. All glory to Christ the risen messiah, and tweet me @Copywrite. Buy four copies of each ‘God Save The King’ album. Bye!