Citizen Cope (album)

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Citizen Cope
Studio album by Citizen Cope
Released January 29, 2002
Studio 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
Length 55:18
Label DreamWorks Records
Citizen Cope chronology
Cope Citizen
(1992)Cope Citizen1992
Citizen Cope
The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
(2004)The Clarence Greenwood Recordings2004

Citizen Cope is the eponymous second album by American recording artist Citizen Cope. It was released on January 29, 2002, making It his only album for DreamWorks Records. The record boasts a lengthy cast of session musicians. most of whom are veterans and produced by Bob Power.

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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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. "Mandy" 4:12
Total length: 55:18


  • 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. 
  2. ^ Jonas, Liana. "Citizen Cope – Citizen Cope". AllMusic. 

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