Beautiful Lobotomy recently caught up with ILL-Legitimate rapper Copasetic and talked quickly about upcoming projects, Comic Books, and Immortality
Beautiful-Lobotomy: What are you currently working on?
Copasetic: There are a few projects we are all working on diligently at ILL-Legitimate, but personally I am focusing my efforts on a solo project with the working title ‘Dragon Soul’. It will be a collection of my best unreleased material as well as some dope new hip-hop featuring collaborations from homies around the world.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: Can we expect mostly ILL-Legitimate artists on it with you, or have you got some other homies lined up?
Copasetic: ILL-Legitimate will definitely show up on this release, but not only are we expanding globally with our music, there are a lot of talented people here in this city, working hard to represent Vancouver hip-hop just like us. I haven’t had a bad collab yet.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: Your bio says you are “managing the hip-hop guerrilla marketing initiatives for ILL-Legitimate” what exactly is involved with that?
Copasetic: Given my art background, I often oversee many of the processes and decisions that affect the ILL-Legitimate brand. It may be a T-shirt design, it may be changes to the website, it may only be brainstorming with local artists, but mostly, that specific sentence refers to the street marketing campaign. I really can’t divulge anymore without spoiling things, but there are some interesting things planned for the next upcoming releases from ILL-Legitimate.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: Speaking of your art background, you recently did something of a theme track called “Murder Book” for a comic book of the same name, tell us how that came together
Copasetic: I am a big proponent of Vancouver’s independent artists from whatever medium, and am friends with a lot of talented and creative people within that community. I have many passions, it’s great when they can somehow be incorporated into my music. ‘Murder Book’ writer, Ed Brisson, weaves a story of strong themes and vivid characters, I have enjoyed his work for a long time now and was more than happy to collaborate.
Beautiful-Lobotomy: You get to have one super power, what is it?
Copasetic: Immortality, to have infinite time to become master of everything.
I would be unbeatable at all videogames, I can promise you that haha
You can also catch the new free download “Medium Rare” from Azrael and Sythe over at ILL-Legitimate