“...easily stands up to other noted producer discs of late, like Prefuse 73's and RJD2's. – Time Out Chicago
“...the Roc's golden boy [Kanye West] has all the accolades, the Grammys, the sales and the buzz. But there's another beatsmith in the Windy City that hip hop fans should be looking out for...” – Elemental
“Rookie Chicago beatmaker Copperpot puts more bounce in the step of underground rap than it has seen in many a moon. [Four Stars].” – Remix
“Chapter 7 will stand the test of time because of Copperpot's excellent production work.” – RapReviews.com
“Four Stars” – Vapors
On Tuesday, May 15th, Copperpot continues his monthly residency at Shebeen, NYC, in the "Plays Well With Others" series. It is a stellar night with additional music provided by the Y party champion R.P. Freely and drinks provided by the always gracious Dalya and Taryn.
Copperpot has been producing hip hop since 2000 when he joined The Phonograph Scientists, a Chicago-based turntable crew. Pot went solo in 2005 with his album Chapter 7 and soon after things got hot when The Chicago Reader ran a feature spotlighting his appearances on local projects from artists like Qwaazar (Typical Cats), Iomos Marad (All Natural) and several acclaimed 12" singles featuring local Chicago emcees paired with lyricists from London.
Now, with his new album, WYLA?, Pot has strayed from the bedroom producer style. Enter Matthew Lux, a member of the experimental group Isotope 217. Lux called upon a slew of artists from all over Chicago to help create of WYLA?, most notably Jeff Parker and Dan Bitney, members of supergroup Tortoise. WYLA? also features many notable guests, including hip hop legend KRS One.
Copperpot will release his sophomore album WYLA? this summer on the EV Productions label. Check out the album's lead track "Come Back Home" featuring KRS One (MP3).
Shebeen is a great spot located in Soho (202 Mott St. btw Spring & Kenmare) so be sure to come out and have a drink or four with Copperpot and friends.