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Citizen Cope

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Citizen Deal is both an individual (vocalist/songwriter Clarence Greenwood) and an acoustic-driven music group. Blessed in Memphis and elevated in Washington, D.C., Greenwood may be the head of the group, and he steers the band’s soulful audio by serving simply because keyboardist, guitarist, business lead vocalist, DJ, songwriter, and manufacturer. Greenwood initial broke in to the music business by showing up on albums by Maryland-based rapper Basehead (1993’s Not really in Kansas Anymore and 1996’s Beliefs), and he utilized that momentum to concern his first Resident Cope album, Deal Resident, in 1992. Greenwood spent all of those other decade donating music to several separately released compilations — including 1997’s Settling the DC Rating and 1999’s Anti-Racist Actions Advantage — and showing up within the soundtracks to films like Eat Me and Clubland. He also performed on Lazy K’s 1997 recording Life in a single Day time and inked his personal cope with Capitol Information. Although Greenwood documented an entire recording, Shotguns, during his period with Capitol, the label under no circumstances released the record and he was ultimately released from his agreement. Dreamworks took the chance to indication him in 2000, and Resident Cope’s self-titled recording was released 2 yrs later. The misfortune continued, nevertheless, as Greenwood experienced the label mishandled his record. Using an progress from Arista, he bought his way to avoid it from the Dreamworks agreement and settled right into a collaboration with his fresh label. The Clarence Greenwood Recordings strike shelves in Sept 2004 and received substantial attention, using the monitor “Son’s Gonna Rise” actually showing up inside a GM Pontiac industrial. The band continued to be with Arista/RCA for the discharge of each Waking Moment 2 yrs later on, but Greenwood got grown sick and tired of the limitations shown by any record label. Appropriately, he released The Rainwater LP himself this year 2010, even though band’s fusion of blues, folk-pop, and laid-back hip-hop continued to be intact. Greenwood came back two years later on having a mellower, even more laid-back audio on 2012’s One Lovely Day time.

Quick Facts


Full Name Citizen Cope
Profession Disc jockey, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
Nationality American
Spouse Alice Smith
Music Groups Basehead
Music Songs Let the Drummer Kick, Bullet and a Target, Sideways, Son's Gonna Rise, One Lovely Day, Penitentiary, If There Is Love, Healing Hands, I Couldn't Explain Why, Holdin' On, Brother Lee, D'Artagnan's Theme, Nite Becomes Day, Keep Askin, 107 Degrees, Hurricane Waters, Comin' Back, Mistaken I.D., More Than It Seems, Hands of the Saints, Dancer From Brazil, Pablo Picasso, Appetite, Lifeline, All Dressed Up, Left for Dead, Somehow, Something to Believe In, My Way Home, Southern Nights, Theresa Prelude, A Father's Son
Albums The Rainwater LP, Every Waking Moment, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, Citizen Cope, Cope Citizen, One Lovely Day
Movies Battleship


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daily Ukulele 2014 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Extraterrestrial 2014 performer: "Comin' Back" / writer: "Comin' Back" - as Clarence Greenwood
Jamesy Boy 2014 performer: "Penitentiary", "Holdin' On", "D'Artagnan's Theme", "Lifeline", "One Lovely Day" / writer: "Penitentiary", "Holdin' On", "D'Artagnan's Theme", "Lifeline", "One Lovely Day" - as Clarence Greenwood
Dom Hemingway 2013 as Greenwood, "Comin' Back" / performer: "Comin' Back"
Battleship 2012 performer: "One Lovely Day" / writer: "One Lovely Day" - as Clarence Greenwood
West of Memphis 2012 Documentary performer: "DFW" / writer: "DFW"
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 performer: "107 Degrees" / writer: "107 Degrees" - as Clarence Greenwood
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Ghost Town 2008/I performer: "Sideways" / writer: "Sideways" - as Clarence Greenwood
Complete Recollection 2008 Short "Let the Drummer Kick"
Trouble the Water 2008 Documentary performer: "Hurricane Waters"
What Just Happened 2008 performer: "Brother Lee" / writer: "Brother Lee" - as Clarence Greenwood
Entourage TV Series 1 episode, 2005 performer - 2 episodes, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Criminal Minds 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Fracture 2007 performer: "Nite Becomes Day" / writer: "Nite Becomes Day" - as Clarence Greenwood
Goodbye Baby 2007 performer: "Brother Lee" / writer: "Brother Lee" - as Clarence Greenwood
One Tree Hill 2004-2006 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Cold Case 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Accepted 2006 performer: "Let the Drummer Kick" / writer: "Let the Drummer Kick" - as Clarence Greenwood
The Sentinel 2006 performer: "Bullet and a Target" / writer: "Bullet and a Target" - as Clarence Greenwood
Alpha Dog 2006 performer: "Bullet and a Target" / writer: "Bullet and a Target" - as Clarence Greenwood
Scrubs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Prime 2005 performer: "HOLDIN' ON" / writer: "HOLDIN' ON" - as Clarence Greenwood
Trust the Man 2005 performer: "My Way Home", "Bullet and a Target", "Sideways"
Coach Carter 2005 as Clarence Greenwood, "Let the Drummer Kick It" / performer: "Let the Drummer Kick It"
P.S. 2004 performer: "Pablo Picasso" / writer: "Pablo Picasso" - as Clarence Greenwood
Smallville TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 writer - 2 episodes, 2002
Eat Me! 2000 performer: "Daughters Of The Stage", "Shotguns" / producer: "Daughters Of The Stage", "Shotguns"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 2013 Video
Battleship 2012 Singer at Bar (as Clarence Greenwood)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midsummer Dream 2005 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghost Town 2008/I musician - acoustic guitar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Themselves
Great Performances 2011 TV Series Himself
The Bluroc Festival 2011 Documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2010 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
AV Squad 2005 TV Series Himself

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