Music Review | posted 12.03.2012
Copywrite
God Save The King
Man Bites Dog, 2012
Text Ulf Puntschuh
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On Marco Polos critically acclaimed album »Port Authority« from 2007 Copywrite opens the round dance of allstars with the words: »In ‘95 I thought music was losing its touch, compared to now that was a golden era, who would have thought« Fair enough, Copywrite is one of those MCs aiming to capture this golden sound since the beginning of his career. Until today he has only suceeded partially on his quest, his efforts never had the great consistency of those great artists who might have been his rolemodels. »God Save the King« makes no exception to this rule, but that is no reason to underestimate the abilities of Copywrite. His first-class and smart rapstyle is very enjoyable, especially over the high-quality beats produced by RJD2, Bronze Nazareth or Marco Polo. So no wonder, there are many standout-tracks although a straight line is missing due to the many producers. It depends if you prefer a clever concipated song like »Golden State (of Mind)« with Evidence and Roc Marciano or if you enjoy a gilt beat like the one Bronze Nazareth brings you on »Love«. All in all Copywrite designes a very versatile album and it is going to be the last of its kind, because the MC has recently found to God. So if you like the style the mad punchline-king has developed over the years you better don’t miss out on »God Save the King«. The next album will not display drastic language and will almost completely pick God as a central theme, the MC states. On the current LP you will only hear the Jesus-stuff every once in a while, the rest is good old mean and drastically honest Copywrite stepping on it. That’s that for now. You can be anxious what the future holds for Copywrite and his followers. In the US you can be very successful with christian music, perhaps the MC is heading for a golden era.

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