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Peter William Nelson (born June 12, 1978), better known by his stage name Copywrite, is an underground hip hop artist from Columbus, Ohio.[1] He is a member of MHz Legacy (formerly known as MHz).[2] He was a member of The Weathermen.[3]

Copywrite
Birth namePeter William Nelson
Also known asCwrite, Copy, C, Copywrite 78, Peter Mirabella
Born (1978-06-12) June 12, 1978 (age 41)[citation needed]
OriginColumbus, Ohio
GenresHip hop
Years active1998–retired
LabelsAmalgam Digital, Man Bites Dog, O.D.O.T, Eastern Conference, Nature Sounds, Rawkus
Associated actsMHz Legacy, The Weathermen

CareerEdit

In 2002, Copywrite released his debut album, The High Exhaulted, on Eastern Conference.[4] Production was handled by RJD2, Intalec, Mighty Mi, Camu Tao, and Copywrite himself.[5] It was followed by Cruise Control Mixtape: Volume 1,[6] which featured production from J-Zone, Jake One and Jay Dilla.[7]

In 2010, Copywrite released his second album, entitled The Life and Times of Peter Nelson.[8] The album featured guest appearances from Dilated Peoples, Sean Price, and Middle Distance Runner.[9] It was produced by RJD2, Twiz the Beat Pro, and Surock, among others.[10]

In 2012, Copywrite released his third album, God Save the King, on Man Bites Dog Records.[11] It featured guest appearances from Mac Lethal, Roc Marciano, and Torae.[12]

In 2016, Copywrite released Blood, Bath & Beyond on Public School Records.

Personal lifeEdit

Copywrite is the grandson of the late singer Skip Nelson (born as Scipione Mirabella) who most notably sang and played piano/guitar for the Glenn Miller Band in the 1940s.[13]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • The High Exhaulted (2002)
  • The Life and Times of Peter Nelson (2010)
  • God Save the King (2012)
  • Murderland (2014) (with Surock)
  • Blood, Bath & Beyond (2016)

Collaborative albumsEdit

  • Unfinished & Untitled with Planet Asia (2017)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Rarities (2010)
  • Caught on Audio Cassette: To Hell and Back (2011)

MixtapesEdit

  • Cruise Control Mixtape: Volume 1 (2004)
  • The Jerk: Volume 0 (2007)
  • The Worst of the Best of Copywrite: Mixtape Vol. 1 (2007)
  • Carbon Copy's Phony Art Pub Scam (2013)

EPsEdit

  • Ultrasound: The Rebirth EP (2009)

SinglesEdit

  • "Holier Than Thou" b/w "Tower of Babble" (2000)
  • "Fire It Up" (2002)
  • "10 Times" (2003)
  • "Beautiful Trainwreck" b/w "Happy Hour" (2005)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Smut Peddlers - "Anti Hero's" from Porn Again (2001)
  • Jakki tha Motamouth - "Widespread" from Farewell Fondle 'Em (2001)
  • RJD2 - "June" from Deadringer (2002)
  • J-Zone - "Prima Donna" from Sick of Bein' Rich (2003)
  • Vakill - "Forbidden Scriptures" from The Darkest Cloud (2003)
  • Form One - "Three Poisonous Darts" (2003)
  • Soul Position - "Still Listening" from 8 Million Stories (2003)
  • Molemen - "With Us" from Lost Sessions (2005)
  • Cassius Henry - "It's A Gibberish Thing" (2005)
  • Marco Polo - "Get Busy" from Port Authority (2007)
  • Rocktight - "We Run This" from School of Rocktight (2007)
  • Illmaculate - "Thorouhbred" from The Rain Check Mixtape (2007)
  • King Magnetic - "The Five Piece" from Everything's A Gamble Volume One (2007)
  • Rhyme Asylum - "Attitude Problem" from State of Lunacy (2008)
  • Vast Aire - "Gimme Dat Mic" from Dueces Wild (2008)
  • Jakki tha Motamouth - "Supacats" and "We Run This" from Psycho Circus (2008)
  • King Magnetic - "Patiently Waiting" from The Co-$ign (2008)
  • Tone Spliff - "Funky 2 The Bone" and "Inside Out" from Authentic (2009)
  • Randam Luck - "Celebrity Smackdown" from Graveyard Shift (2009)
  • Fabio Musta - "Italian Roots" from Passport (2009)
  • Azma Instigater - "Pay Me To Spit" from Az Good Az New (2009)
  • DJ JS-1 - "Sum Rap Shit" from Ground Original 2: No Sell Out (2009)
  • Coolzey - "Retina Scan" from The Honey (2010)
  • Jimmy Powers - "Shits & Giggles" from Cali-Foreigner (2010)
  • EQ - "Battle Me" from Out the Ashtray of L.A. (2010)
  • Canibus - "Gold & Bronze Magik" from Melatonin Magik (2010)
  • Prolific - " Big Business" (Raiden Remix) from Loyalty Amongst Thieves (2010)
  • Infinit P'Tenchul - "I.P. And Odot" from The Pleasure's All Ours (2010)
  • NapsNdreds - "Do What I Should" from Blackboard Jungle (2010)
  • Dirtbag Dan - "Money" from The Dirtbag Dan Mixtape (2011)
  • J. Rawls - "Are You Listening?" and "We're on Top" from The Hip-Hop Affect (2011)
  • Tone Spliff - "Think About It" from Work Ethics (2011)
  • Absoulut Karnage - "Greatest Of All Time" from The Anomaly (2011)
  • Azma Instigater - "Output", "Can't Fly" and "Move" from Thought You Knew (2011)
  • Amazing Maze - "Trapped In A Maze" from My Story Is Yours (2011)
  • Ugly Tony - "Untouchables" from At Nightfall (2011)
  • Revilo - "Unter Strom" from Unter Strom (2011)
  • Mr. Brown - "We Don't Quit" (2011)
  • Irealz - "Step 4 Step" from Solar Flarez (2012)
  • The White Shadow - "Desolate Fate" from 666 (2012)
  • Casual and J. Rawls - "Hier-O-Dot" from Respect Game or Expect Flames (2012)
  • Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype - "The Life I Live" from V.I.C. (2012)
  • Evil Intentions - "Microphone 2 Shreds" from Evil Intentions (2012)
  • Matt the Tax Collector - "All-Around" from The Son Even Shines on the Gritty (2013)
  • Zeps - "Classical Beatdown" (2013)
  • Playdough & Sean Patrick - "On And On" from Gold Tips (2014)
  • Hafrican - "Underground Madness" from Underground Madness (2014)
  • Cas Metah & Wonder Brown - "Drowning Man" from Mind the Rap Vol. 3 (2014)
  • Illicit - "Sharper Edge" also featuring Stess The Emcee produced by Illmind (2014)
  • Nomad Hip Hop - "Al Bundy" and "The Cleanup Crew" from Propaganda: How to Ruin Everything (2016)
  • Tone Spliff - "Rap Time" from Pull No Punches (2016)
  • Taiyamo Denku - "Check 32" from Plant The Seed (2017)
  • Melvin Junko - "Keep It Grimey" from 10,000 Hours (2017)
  • Big Daddy Rap Beast - "We Ain't About Shit" from Peep My Jawns (2018)
  • Mr. Face - "Speedy Gonzales" from Trappy Face (2018)
  • OthelloBT - "Buena Vista" from Hunger Bunger Mixtape (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Semaun, Remco (July 5, 2010). "Copywrite - T.H.E. High Exhaulted: 8th Anniversary Edition". HipHopDX.
  2. ^ Vasquez, Andres (November 3, 2012). "MHz Legacy - MHz Legacy". HipHopDX.
  3. ^ Castillo, Arielle (May 15, 2009). "Asher Roth Disser Copywrite Headlines an Underground Hip-Hop Extravaganza at PS14 on Saturday". Miami New Times.
  4. ^ Chennault, Sam (August 26, 2002). "Copywrite: The High Exhaulted". Pitchfork Media.
  5. ^ Wall, Brandon (March 5, 2008). "Album Review: Copywrite - The High Exhaulted". Prefix.
  6. ^ Cowie, Del F. (April 2005). "Copywrite - Cruise Control Mixtape Vol. 1". Exclaim!.
  7. ^ Glazer, Joshua. "Cruise Control Mixtape, Vol. 1 - Copywrite". Allmusic. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Ryon, Sean (January 4, 2011). "Underground Report: Copywrite". HipHopDX.
  9. ^ Semaun, Remco (December 1, 2010). "Copywrite - The Life And Times Of Peter Nelson". HipHopDX.
  10. ^ DeVille, Chris (December 30, 2010). "Local music reviews: Copywrite and Deathly Fighter". Columbus Alive.
  11. ^ Cleveland, Will (February 11, 2012). "Copywrite - God Save The King". Potholes in My Blog.
  12. ^ Kuperstein, Slava (March 8, 2012). "Copywrite - God Save The King". HipHopDX.
  13. ^ DiBella, M.F. (November 16, 2010). "Copywrite, The Life And Times Of Peter Nelson (Review)". URB. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2014.

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