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Dante Cope and the Couture Tape Co-Operative unite Division Ave.

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Local hip hop artist Dante Cope.

Local hip hop artist Dante Cope. /Dante Cope

Couture Tape Co-operative

Couture Tape Co-operative /Dante Cope

Cope is working on a project with a fellow Jackson native. They call their group "Grandson," as a play on the two cities' names. He thought they would be making their first album under this moniker over the next year and probably release it early 2011. He said Jimi Hendrix personifies the artfulness that he intends to bring to Grandson's style of hiphop and Cope's perfectionist attitude takes anything less than a polished album out of the question.

Cope does more than rhyme and rap. He's been seen playing the saxophone before shows and he plays an assortment of vintage keyboards collected over the years. He said he was trying to bring music back to hip hop; not just beats but rhythm, and not just flow but style. He could possibly have been an influential jazz musician but incorporates the styles of early hiphop pioneers in his craft. 

Cope will be performing May 27 at Billy's Lounge.

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