Presenting Carbon Copy’s Phony Art Pub Scam, a rather clever reinterpretation of the world-renowned Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Columbus, Ohio emcee Copywrite and DJ Scratch Johnson.
Phony Art Pub Scam is an interesting offering from Copywrite, as he goes from track to track with complex rhymes and instantly-recognisable samples. The idea for the album came about when Copywrite was listening to Sgt Pepper through a speaker with the headphone jack halfway out, playing only the music and none of the vocals, giving him what he called the “perfect” platform to spit a few tales. Hip-hop historically has crossed paths with Beatles’ tracks before but Copywrite does enough with Phony Art Pub Scam to stand out from the others that may have sourced inspiration from the same album. Do give this a listen and when you do, listen closely or you might miss something vital.