Copywrite (rapper)

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Birth name Peter Nelson
Also known as Cwrite, Copy, C, Copywrite 78, Peter Mirabella
Born (1978-06-12) June 12, 1978 (age 36)[citation needed]
Origin Columbus, Ohio
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1998–present
Labels Amalgam Digital, Man Bites Dog, O.D.O.T, Eastern Conference, Nature Sounds, Rawkus
Associated acts MHz Legacy, The Weathermen

Peter William Nelson, 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]


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]

Personal life[edit]

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]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Table Scraps (2001) (with Jakki Da Motamouth, Tage Future, Camu Tao, and RJD2, as MHz)
  • The Rarities (2010)
  • Caught on Audio Cassette: To Hell and Back (2011)


  • 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 Scam (2013)


  • Ultrasound: The Rebirth EP (2009)


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

Guest appearances[edit]


  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. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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