Copperpot - conducted by Bill "Low Key" Heinzelman  

No Boundaries

January 2005

Every artist has a story and producer Copperpot is no different. At the age of 18, Copperpot grew tired of his surroundings and yearned for more exciting days. With adventure on his mind, he left home to travel Europe with nothing but a change of clothes, a plane ticket and some shiny new credit cards. While indulging in Europe, Copperpot started collecting records and as they say, the rest is history. Soon he became one of Chicago's finest up and coming producers due to his unique style. Now after years in the making Copperpot's dream is finally coming true with his debut album Chapter 7. With a lineup consisting of Edo. G, Mr. Complex, Pace Won & Iomos Marad, Chapter 7 has caught the attention of many underground heads due to its spectacular lineup and unique production style. If the name Copperpot does not ring a bell, don't worry. MVRemix is giving you a chance to get familiar with one of the brightest young producers coming out of the windy city. So catch on now, before its too late.

MVRemix: What was Copperpot like growing up as a kid in Chicago?

Copperpot: In one word? Mischievous.

MVRemix: What is your first memory of Hip Hop?

Copperpot: The D.O.C. no one can do it better, I used to go to school singing the diggy diggy doc y'all everyday.

MVRemix: At the age of 18 you decided to take off to Europe, what influenced your decision to just take off like that?

Copperpot: Curiosity I suppose, a desire to get out of the United States, and out of college.

MVRemix: In your bio it states that you just had a change of clothes, a planet ticket and some credit cards when you went to Europe. So were you afraid that your plan could backfire on you, since it seems pretty risky?

Copperpot: Naw, I was 18, feeling like I was on top of the world.

MVRemix: When you got off the plane what was the first thing you did?

Copperpot: Get a bottle of wine and a sandwich.

MVRemix: From there what did you do in Europe with all that time?

Copperpot: Just took it all in, I ate crazy local cuisines, snails, crickets, ostrich, moths, bought records, I did everything I could except go sight seeing.

MVRemix: Tell us how you started DJing and beat making?

Copperpot: I was buying hip hop records at a feverish pace, but at some point I was like, “man, ain’t none of this that good.” I wanted to make music that I liked, and that my friends liked. So I started doing that.

MVRemix: What made you eventually want to come home to Chicago?

Copperpot: Chicago! Need I say more. This city is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places I have ever been.

MVRemix: With all the money you spend on your credit cards, were the companies ready to break down your door and kill you? Are you out of your debt now?

Copperpot: I was definitely getting threatening phone calls, and I am definitely not out of debt. Buy my album and help my see the black again!

MVRemix: Tell us how you started to make a name for yourself as a producer in Chicago?

Copperpot: I would spend all day and night making beats. Then I would go to shows and give the emcees I was feeling beat CD’s. Cats start talking when they hear something they like.

MVRemix: You have a very unique production style, but how would you describe it?

Copperpot: Me.

MVRemix: Tell us about your debut album Chapter 7.

Copperpot: It is the culmination of years spent absorbing this beautiful culture called Hip Hop. It is years of traveling around the world on money I didn’t have and experiencing other cultures of the world. I guess it is just where I was at these past years, physically and spiritually.

MVRemix: What do you want to accomplish with this album?

Copperpot: Just let people hear some good music.

MVRemix: How did you hook up with veteran emcees like Edo. G, PaceWon, Iomos Marad and Mr. Complex?

Copperpot: Different ways, I knew someone who knew someone who knew Edo, so they passed an email along and a beat CD. He was feelin’ it, so he was down. Pace Won is Rude One of the Single Minded Pro’s guy, he hooked me up with him. Iomos is a local cat, Bamski introduced me to him. And Complex, it was simple, I looked on the back of his record, found his email, sent him an email, he replied, sent him a beat CD, and he was down.

MVRemix: What has been the biggest headache coming up in this Hip Hop game?

Copperpot: Waiting for records to get here. I hate waiting.

MVRemix: Who are some of your favorite producers right now?

Copperpot: J-Dilla, Jake One, K-Kruz and Braintax.

MVRemix: What else do you have going on in the future?

Copperpot: Working on an album with Truth Enola, an album with Verb T (UK), an album with Longshot, and my next solo album.

MVRemix: Any last words, shout outs or plugs?

Copperpot: Not many, thanks for having me, I appreciate it. Check my website: My label: cop the album “chapter 7” when it drops February. 22nd. Thanks again

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"I was definitely getting threatening phone calls, and I am definitely not out of debt. Buy my album and help my see the black again!"