UK rapper Coops releases his long-awaited debut LP God Complex today, and drops a brand new video for his latest single Frankincense & Myrrh.
Having released his Lost Soul mixtape in 2014, with tracks including Chillin’ and Blessings, to critical acclaim from titles including Vibe, Wonderland and Earmilk, this new release is a welcome return for the North London MC whose emotional and thought-provoking music has captivated music fans across Europe, United States & Canada, Australia, South Africa, and South America.
New album God Complex touches on themes including self belief, spirituality and habits & vices. Production comes from regular collaborator Talos (More Time, Try Stop Us, Demons), 1drsy (Whoa, Complex, Windows) well recognised from his work on G frsh’s Alfie EP, up & coming producer Ollie Twist (Frankincense & Myrrh) and Coops himself (Water, Power).
COOPS has been on the taste-maker radar for a couple of years, having being named a one to watch by leading UK music sites SBTV and GRM Daily, and supported by key DJs including BBC Introducing’s Jen & Alley, Kiss FM’s Shortee Blitz, XFM’s Scroobius Pip and Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame. In 2013 Coops supported hip-hop legend Nas at the O2 Arena in London, and Big Daddy Kane at The Jazz Cafe in 2015.
Brought up on the border of Hackney and Tottenham in North London, COOPS started writing when he was 17, saying it was one of the more positive and productive ways in which he and his friends would entertain themselves. He went on to study Performing Arts at Southampton University.