Copywrite Live at the Gauteng Hip Hop Expo 2011
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Peter William Nelson (better known by his stage name Copywrite, also known as Copywrite 78, C-write, or Copy) is an underground hip hop artist from Columbus, Ohio. His ancestry consists of mixed Irish and Italian. He is a member of the Columbus crew MegaHertz (or MHz for short). Nelson emerged from the underground scene in 1998 along with his group “MHz” with a debut single on Fondle ‘em Records, entitled “World Premier” b/w a solo song by the late Tero Alexander Smith, better known to the rap world as “Camu Tao” entitled “Camu” own by Bobbito Garcia & later went solo due to DJ Mighty Mi not wanting to sign his group, “MHz”. In 2000 he released “Holier Than Thou” with producer RJD2 on Eastern Conference/Rawkus Records.
His debut album The High Exhaulted was released on the Eastern Conference label to some praise, although some felt that RJD2′s beats were too dark for Copywrite’s persona. His second release, Cruise Control Mixtape: Volume 1, was released on the O.D.O.T. record label in 2004, rerelased on Nature Sounds in 2005 and featured production from Jake One, J-Zone & the late great Jay Dilla. Copywrite was one of an original members of the Weathermen, but left after personal disagreements with Cage.
The official artists line up for Heavy Hitters presents: Copywrite Mhz/Usa @ Gauteng Hip Hop expo 2011 goes as following:
Ben Sharpa, Ootz, Adis Ababa, Witchcraft , Damola, Articulate Artists, Quietude , Snazz D, Projektah, Nucleaheads, Federation, Robo the technician, Archetypes, Joint Pusher, 3rd Wave, Gin i Grindeth, Dark Spark, Blakrok ,Quaz, One-2, Smerf, Hymphatic Thabs, Cyrus Beats, Revivolution, SoS and special appearence by MAK MANAKA.
DJ LINE UP:
DJ BREAK BREAD
DJ PILZY LEE
DJ JAB A JAW
DJ THA CUT
25 Live acts, 15 Dj’s, clothing stalls, graffiti, break-dancing, mc battles, skateboarding, beat battles on 2 hip hop stages and lots more.
Venue: Ko’spotong Newtown Jhb South Africa
Time: 11am till late
Date: Saturday 3rd December
Entry: R100 “WHOLE DAY” including night event with Copywrite from MHZ (USA)
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