With his new album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” having dropped in August, Ohio’s Copywrite took time out recently to speak with Ayara Pommells for Stupid Dope

They discuss the concept behind the album and the differences between the “Proper English Version” and the version released to the US market, the differences and similarities in the US and UK hip hop scenes, and his new Mhz album “Megacy” – also recently covered in this month’s Clash Magazine “Rapture & Verse” column.

He speaks on how he rates artists such as Rhyme Asylum, Lady Sovereign, Radiohead, The Snowgoons, Slick Rick and Joe Budden and his views on female emcees Jean Grae, Kreayshawn, Eternia, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill & Roxanne Shante

The new Mhz album “Megacy” will be dropping over the next few months and should coincide with a planned tour of Europe & The UK in early 2013.

Read the full interview HERE

Keep up to date with Copywrite at www.copywritesworld.com and you can connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @iAmaButtafly & @stupidDOPE

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Aaron Jackson spoke with Ohio’s Copywrite recently ahead of the release of his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) which is now likely to drop in July 2012 via Man Bites Dog Records

They speak on the scene in Ohio and Copy’s early days, UK hip hop, the process of putting the new album together with the various featured artists from the UK and United States and the current state of hip hop culture. Also covered is his current work on the new Megahertz album which will feature production from RJD2

Check out the full interview HERE

Keep tabs on the official release date of God Save The King (Proper English Version)…tba very soon…either here or via www.copywritesworld.com & via his twitter @Copywrite

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Latest UK magazine to review Ohio’s Copywrite and his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) due for international release on Tuesday 13th June 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records

Written by Jazz Gill, it analyzes Copy’s own performance and motivations throughout and highlights the international feel with the range of quality MCs and rappers who feature from the UK and United States.

These include the Curtiss King produced Overdose featuring Detroit’s Royce da 5 9 with London’s Genesis Elijah, Kount Fif’s Troop Jackets and Starters Hats featuring Sean Price / S.A.S. and Sonny Seeza / Akala respectively and over Bronze Nazareth’s banger Year of the Gun are Wu Tang’s Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck and Eurogang’s Bigz Flygerian

The 17 track album has killer tracks throughout with Copywrite putting in arguably his best shift to date and assisted by many more heavyweights from the global hip hop community

Read the full review HERE

More single & video releases and media coverage in the weeks ahead

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Copywrite “Golden State (of Mind)” ft Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano produced by Vanderslice

Ohio’s Copywrite continues to smash it with his new album God Save The King.

The Stateside version drops on 28th February on Man Bites Dog Records, while the UK version, featuring many hip hop heavyweights from the British scene is released on 30th April.

Taken from both versions is this absolute banger, “Golden State of Mind”, featuring Hiero’s Casual, Evidence and Roc Marciano. Production is supplied by Eric Vanderslice.

ITunes will have an exclusive advance sell of God Save The King (US Version) from Friday 24th February from http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/god-save-the-king/id501024289

Meanwhile, the full tracklisting for the UK release has just been announced :

1. Post-Apocalyptic Request Box prod by Jason Rose
2.Year of the Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian
3.Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
4.A Public Service Announcement from DJ Sarah Love
5.Keep Troopin’ ft Sean Price & SAS prod Kount Fif
6.Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
7.OverDose ft Royce 5’9″ & Genesis Elijah prod by Curtiss King
8.J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
9.Got Myself ft Gillie the Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
10.More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
11.Blue Ribbon prod by Bronze Nazareth
12.Yo! Mtv Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
13.Synesthesia prod by RJD2
14.Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
15.a Lil’ Logic from Illogic
16.Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
17.Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
18.Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
19.G$k ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
20.Still Pickin’ Up ft Sean P,Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
21.Got to Make it ft Tage Future (MHz) prod by Stu Bangas
22.A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Look out for news on US and European tour dates coming over the next few months.

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News updated regularly at www.copywritesworld.com

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Been a year in the making, but now Ohio’s Copywrite gets set to release one of the biggest international albums of the year, God Save The King on 30th April 2012.

The Columbus based MC first came to prominence as part of the group Megahertz. His work with producers RJD2, J-Dilla, Cool & Dre, Illmind and collaborations with artists such as Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Sean Price, and Dilated Peoples soon established his position on the international hip hop scene through a series of releases including The High Exhaulted, Ultrasound and The Life and Times of Peter Nelson.

Earning a reputation as a battle – hardened MC with punchlines for days, and having just picked up “Best Lyricist” at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards 2011, Copywrite has created an exceptional album. The title is part inspired by the features on this record with some of the best that the UK and US have to offer, and follows previous collaborations with the UK’s Rhyme Asylum, Loudmouth Melvin, Skillit and Sam Khan.

The release includes contributions from some of the most respected MC’s in the UK game, including recently Radio 1 playlisted Context, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Eurogang’s S.A.S. and Bigz Flygerian, Akala, and USG’s Don Jaga. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them are US heavyweights Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Illogic, Crooked I, Sean Price, Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano and Sonny Seeza (Onyx).

Also look out for a special guest appearance by the 1st Lady of Hip Hop, DJ Sarah Love.

Copywrite is on top of his game throughout with his unique flow and rhyme skills, complimented by production from Kount Fif, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skills, Marco Polo, RJD2, Bronze Nazareth, Surock and Illogic.

This is an album for fans of the real deal – lyricists and MC’s of the highest calibre spittin’ fire over bangin’ beats. Copywrite reinforces his position as one of the most skilled wordsmiths around today while producing a record which showcases the true essence of hip hop from both sides of the Atlantic.

First out the block is the title track G$K, produced by Stu Bangas and featuring Jason Rose and Lewisham’s Dru Blu, currently making huge moves on the UK scene right now with his new single “Living the Dream”.

The video was shot in the United States and in London, the latter courtesy of Dirty Media and Despa of Stay Fresh Digital. Stu Bangas also produced last year’s “English Troops” with Dru Blu and English Frank. Both Copywrite & Dru Blu go in hard on this joint with some choice cutting provided courtesy of DJ Drastik.

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The album God Save The King releases in the UK on 30th April 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records, also home to Megahertz, Vast Aire, Kount Fif, Dub Sonata and more. Look out for much more news on this release over the coming months including plans for a future UK & European tour later in the year.

Further information available at www.copywritesworld.com

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Vast Aire launches new single, video & album “Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey”

LABEL – MAN BITES DOG RECORDS / FAT BEATS
RELEASE DATE – SINGLE 16TH MAY / ALBUM 31st May (digital)

Cannibal Ox legend returns with 3rd solo album

Although mostly associated with Jamaica, Queens, Vast Aire has lived in every borough of NYC, and it was his time in Harlem as a teenager which sparked the career of one of hiphop’s most respected artists.

Performing in many of the city’s underground spots, it was in 1994 that the 16 year old met fellow emcee and best friend Vordul Mega, and the pair would go on to form Cannibal Ox.

Vast and Vordul began collaborating with legendary Company Flow producer El-P, the result of which was the classic debut album “The Cold Vein” in 2001, an album which helped launch El-P’s Def Jux imprint.

Vast Aire has a long history of working with different artists on various projects. As a member of the group Atoms Family, he followed up Ox’s debut release with the launch of “The Prequel”. As a member of The Weathermen, which included Copywrite, Aesop Rock and the late Camu Tao, they released “The Conspiracy” in 2003. In 2004, his debut solo album “Look Mom…No Hands” featured MF Doom, Aesop Rock and Sadat X with production from Madlib, RJD2, Blueprint, Ayatollah and Da Beatminerz.

Following 2005’s collaboration with DJ Mighty Mi “The Best Damn Rap Show”, he re-united with old friend Karniege to record “Empire State” in 2007 under the group name “Mighty Joseph” before releasing his second solo album “Deuces Wild” the following year, an album XXL Magazine placed in their Top Ten Albums of 2008.

Over the past 10 years he has featured on tracks and albums from Aesop Rock (NY Electric), Jean Grae (Swing Blades), Wu Tang (Slow Blues), MF Doom (Super Friendz), and toured the world with Lauren Hill, Wu Tang, The Roots, Black Star and Boot Camp Click. In 2010 he put pen to paper on a new deal with Man Bites Dog Records, making him labelmates with Copywrite and Killah Priest, and the new album is the first of many planned projects.

The album is full of the cerebral rhymes those accustomed to this New York “ghetto spokesman” would come to expect, intelligent, witty and pushing the boundaries of the imagination.

With production from Ayatollah, J Zone, Harry Fraud, Kount Fif and Thanos, and a UK/European tour planned for autumn 2011, the new album is set to reinforce his position as one of hiphop’s finest ambassadors and capture a new audience, beginning with the first single Nomad.

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