Cuppy drops hotly anticipated debut album – “Original Copy”, The 12-track release features collaborations with Teni, Rema, Fireboy, Seyi Shay, Ycee, Nonso amadi, Sir Shina Peters & more.
Exciting young DJ and producer Cuppy has unveiled her debut album Original Copy, out 21st August.
Many years in the making, Original Copy features an array of high-profile collaborations and sees Cuppy tap into a sound she describes as “neo-Afrobeats”, with the 12-track releasing tackling themes ranging from independence to love lost and African pride. The LP features singles ‘Jollof On The Jet’, the global sensation featuring Rema and RayVanny that has charted in over 15 countries, and the recently-released ‘Karma’ featuring award-winning dancehall star Stonebwoy.
Further star-studded tracks include Grammy winner Wyclef Jean making an appearance on the feelgood ‘Wale’, Bob Marley’s son Julian linking up with Nigerian favourite Sir Shina Peters on the cross-continental anthem ‘54’. The project also features some of the biggest Nigerian artists like; Teni, Fireboy, Seyi Shay, Ycee and Nonso Amadi.
Creating this body of work
was a journey for Cuppy, who explains “I went back to my roots, where I am from; Epe (a small Town just outside of Lagos, Nigeria) and mixed with the locals, I visited my family’s farm and recorded lots of ambient and animal sounds. If you listen very carefully you can hear these in each track”.
1. Epe (feat. Efya)
2. Jollof on The Jet (feat. Rema & Rayvanny)
3. Wale (feat. Wyclef Jean)
4. Feel Good (feat. Fireboy DML)
5. Cold Heart Killer (feat. Darkoo)
6. Original Copy (Interlude)
7. Karma (feat. Stonebwoy)
8. Litty Lit (feat. Teni)
9. 54 (feat. Julian Marley & Sir Shina Peters)
10. Guilty Pleasure (feat. Nonso Amadi)
11. P.O.Y. (feat. Ycee & Ms Banks)
12. Labalaba (feat. Seyi Shay)