Since he first burst out on the music scene with his debut album in 2002, soul/rock singer-songwriter Citizen Cope has remained a warrior for social justice and compassion through his perceptive, poetic lyrical wordplay within a signature fiery live performance.
After 40 years of being an industry standard, Music Connection Magazine is hitting the Mics! Hosts Randy Thomas--the first-ever woman to announce the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, the Academy Awards and Tony Awards--and Arnie Wohl who has worked in Management & Promotion of artists like Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and Coldplay, are bringing the stories off the cover and into the studio.
Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.
On March 1, Citizen Cope will release his first album in seven years, Heroin and Helicopters, via his own RainWater Recordings label and Thirty Tigers. The title was inspired by a few words from from Carlos Santana. Cope, whose given name is Clarence Greenwood, recalls, “I was at The Fillmore when Carlos was thinking of using ‘Sideways’ for his next album [2002’s Shaman].
Typically for Song of the Day we like to shine the spotlight on the little guy, but this one was too good to pass up! D.C.’s Clarence Greenwood, AKA Citizen Cope is back with his first new material in six years.