New Music Video: Frankincense & Myrrh – Coops

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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.

New Track: More Time – Coops

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London rapper COOPS is gearing up to release new project God Complex on 6 June. He marks his return with a teaser, More Time.

Having released his Lost Soul mixtape in 2014, including tracks Chillin’ and Blessings,  this new release touches on themes including self belief, spirituality and habits and vices. 

Coops says of the album: “God Complex was a musical experiment. Some songs I wrote, and some I just went into the booth and started recording. My intention for this approach was to discover something new musically and within myself.”

Song of the Day: Chillin’ – Coops

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Today’s song is Chillin‘ by UK rapper COOPS. Track coming from his upcoming mixtape Lost Soul.

After winning the Choice FM Breakthrough Competition in 2013, the North London rapper was given the opportunity to perform at the London o2 with none other than Hip-Hop royalty, NAS. The series of events instilled a new self-belief  and having previously used music as a pastime, the 23-year-old Londoner’s passion for the craft was ignited.

After completing a degree in performing arts at Southampton University, COOPS set to work on his mixtape  Lost Soul.

The first track to from the mixtape,  Chillin is an introduction to the soulful, laid back, hip-hop vibe that he represents. With an evident stroke of creative intuition, this upriser matches an effortless flow and delivery with a beautifully pared down beat that allows his content to shine, and embodies its title to the fullest.

Have a listen to Chillin‘. If you’re feeling this track, it’s worth looking out for the mixtpe, which is set for release on 2nd June via his website.

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