I heart Cope 2. Honey is just the sweetest, funniest, “call it like it is” kinda guy. After he posted a reply to one of my blog posts saying, “DOPE INTERVIEW BUT RECHECK THE LEGENDS!!!! IM NOT EVEN I LEGEND” I thought to myself, maybe not, but you’re sure as hell a star. A contributor to the recent release, Piecebook Reloaded, Cope’s also go a new show, “The Generations,” opening in NY on December 3. He took a moment from his busy schedule to give us an update on the latest …
Good lawd—what a line up! What was the inspiration for “The Generations” and how did you select the contributors ?
COPE 2: I REALLY WANTED TO DO THIS SHOW BIGGER CAUSE THERE’S SO MANY ARTISTS I WANTED TO REPRESENT TO SHOW THE GENERATION OF WRITERS AND ARTIST OVER THE YEARS AND WORLDWIDE—BUT IM PRETTY HAPPY WITH IT. SELECTING THE ARTISTS WAS EASY. IT’S CALLED LOVE AND RESPECT. THAT’S WHAT I’VE GIVEN TO THESE ARTISTS SO I GUESS I GET IT BACK IN RETURN. THE ARTISTS WERE SO GREAT TO WORK WITH. MUCH LOVE TO THEM ALL FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. I WISH OTHER ARTIST WERE LIKE THIS BUT TOO MANY DAMN EGOS AND HATIN. IT’S SAD.
ITS GONNA BE AN AMAZING SHOW ANYWAY. YOU GOTTA SEE THE PIECES IN THIS SHOW. PEOPLE DONT MISS THIS ONE!! GREAT FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
You just got back from Sao Paolo. What’s poppin in Brazil?
I GOT SPONSORED BY THE MOVIE “BOMB IT!” AND BABLEGUM PEOPLE TO GO THERE TO PAINT FOR THE “MEETING OF STYLES” EVENT IN SAO PAULO. I LOVED IT. IT’S LIKE PARADISE THERE. THE PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL. IT’S A JUNGLE—MY KIND OF LIVING. I WAS ON THE LOOSE, OFF THE CHAIN LIKE A WILD BEAST—LION OR GORILLA!!
THEN I HOOKED UP WITH MY BOYS OS GEMEOS. MAN THESE TWINS ARE BLESSED BEYOND AMAZING. THEY GOT THINGS LOCKED DOWN THERE. WE BOMBED ALL DAY. ONE DAY I DID AROUND 30 THROWUPS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. OMG THIS WAS UNREAL. PEOPLE LOVED IT. BOMBIN WITH THERE CRU VLOK!! WITH KOYO, FINOK, ISE, NU, AND OS GEMEOS. WHAT A GREAT TIME. THANKS TO THEM AND MY BROTHA BINHO. MY MAN KNOWS THE SPOTS TO EAT. IT WAS DOPE. I’M GOING BACK FO SURE!!!
You also have work featured in recent release of Piecebook Reloaded, which is the best damn graff book I have ever seen. What is your favorite thing about the art of piecebooks?
THEY PUT IT TOGETHER TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A REAL PIECEBOOK. THEY DID A GREAT JOB. I LOVE IT. DOPE ASS BOOK. CANT’ WAIT FOR PART 3. THANKS TO SACHA AND CHINO FOR PUTTING A MASTERPIECE TOGETHER. WITH THEM 2 GUYS ON BOARD AINT NOBODY CAN TOUCH THEM
What’s up for Cope2 in 2010 !?
OH MAN WHO KNOWS. ITS ALL IN GOD’S PLAN. JUST DOING MY THING. GOT ALOT OF HUGE THINGS ON THE TABLE: SOME NICE TOYS COMIN OUT; WORKING ON MY NEXT BOOK, COPE2 TRUE STORY—A BIO ABOUT MY LIFE BEHIND GRAFFITI; SOME SOLO SHOWS IN EUROPE NEXT YEAR. A LOT OF THINGS—I DONT WANNA TALK CAUSE THEN PEOPLE THINK YOUR BRAGGING OR BEING BIG HEADED. I’LL JUST LET EVERYTHING SPEAK FOR ITSELF AND I’LL STILL GET HATED ON. IT’S ALL GOOD. IMA ROCK ROCK THE PLANET ROCK DONT STOP!!! SO YEAH THATS THE REAL DEAL JUST BEING REAL LIKE I ALWAYS WISH EVERYONE WAS!!