Citizen Cope (album)

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Citizen Cope
Studio album by Citizen Cope
Released January 29, 2002
Recorded Right Track Studios, Battery Studios, Shelter Island Studios, Sony Music Studios, Big House Studios, Worldbeat Studios, Sear Sound
New York City, New York
Hit Land
Alpharetta, Georgia
One World
Washington, D.C.
Central Studios
Bladensburg, Maryland
Genre Soul, Alternative rock, Hip hop
Length 55:18
Label DreamWorks Records
Producer Bob Power, Clarence Greenwood
Citizen Cope chronology
Citizen Cope
The Clarence Greenwood Recordings

Citizen Cope is the debut album by Citizen Cope, released on January 29, 2002. It is his first and only album for DreamWorks Records. The album boasts a lengthy cast of session musicians- most of whom are veterans. The first single from the album "Contact" featured bass playing from Me'Shell Ndegeocello. Most of the bass on the album was played by Preston Crump, a session musician who was previously known for playing on songs produced by the production team Organized Noize. The song "Let the Drummer Kick" was featured in the 2006 ensemble comedy Accepted[1] as well as the 2005 Samuel L. Jackson film Coach Carter.

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Clarence Greenwood

  1. "Intro" - 0:31
  2. "Contact" - 4:22
  3. "If There's Love" - 4:24
  4. "Let the Drummer Kick" - 4:17
  5. "Mistaken I.D." - 4:12
  6. "200,000 (In Counterfeit 50 Dollar Bills)" - 3:04
  7. "Salvation" - 5:15
  8. "Hands of the Saints" - 4:44
  9. "Comin' Back" - 5:08
  10. "Appetite (For Lightin' Dynamite)" - 3:22
  11. "Theresa Prelude" - 0:58
  12. "Theresa" - 4:24
  13. "Holdin' On" - 6:27
  14. Ghost Track: "Mandy" - 4:10


  • Drums: Abe Laboriel, Jr., Jay Nichols, Paul "Buggy" Edwards, Omar Hakim, Aaron Burroughs
  • Drum Programming: Clarence Greenwood, Bob Power, Michael "Funky Ned" Neal, Neal H. Pogue
  • Bass: Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Bob Power, Preston Crump, Michael "Funky Ned" Neal, Daniel Parker
  • Piano: John Ginty (acoustic), Bob Power (electric)
  • Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
  • Keyboards: Kenneth Wright, Bob Power, Clarence Greenwood
  • Organ: John Ginty
  • Guitar: Clarence Greenwood, Bob Power
  • Turntable: John Connolly
  • Cello: Jesse Levy
  • Additional vocals: Michelle Lewis, Peter Davies


  1. ^ "Accepted". Soundtracks. Retrieved 9/1/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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