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Afrodite

by Imani Coppola

Former Columbia recording artist Imani Coppola weaves Rock, Funk, Soul and pop with catchy hooks and smart sexy lyrics.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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2. These Days imani coppola
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3. Satisfied imani coppola
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4. Gravity imani coppola
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5. Got That Hottie imani coppola
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6. Hope For the Future imani coppola
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7. Dirty Girl imani coppola
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8. Reality Radio imani coppola
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9. On Our Way imani coppola
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10. Rebound imani coppola
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Back in 1997, an artist emerged with a lyrical depth that paralleled her tremendous musical ability.

At age 18, her debut album Chupacabra spawned a Top 20 hit single in "Legend of a Cowgirl", which was a favorite on MTV/VH1.

Her quirky and insightful lyrics gained her the credibility for spots on prestigious shows like Sessions at West 54th Street and NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

After Multiple worldwide tours and record sales of over half a million copies, Imani continues to push the envelope with her unique synergy of pop and new school urban funk that have pople making an apt comparison to Prince.

Imani's Latest release Afrodite, was writen, produced and arranged by her and creating a record which is prolific and unequivocal in today's world of watered-down pop.

Her songs are riff-heavy and chock full of gritty sincerity, which serves only as a compliment to her aggressive, sexy basslines.

A combination of live drums recorded in a NYC bathroom, layers of lo-fi loops, and cutting edge programming make the end result an amazing dualism of dirty/raw energy and concise melodies.

The prodution is guaranteed to overwhelm you with the same initial feeling of freshness that the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique, Prince's Controversy, or Beck's Odelay did.

These songs are destined to become future classics as this New York native is bound to bring pop music the wake up call it so desperately deserves.


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leopardess78

still a winner
Imani Coppola's CHUPACABRA totally got me into music blending several different genres to come up with a new sound. She's still got it with AFRODITE. I'm so glad she's still releasing albums and making great, innovative music.

Frank

Fantastic
I live in Germany and Imani Coppola is not very popular here, so i must seach a long time for this album.

On this album she seems to be a little bit cooler as on Chupacabra.

Well done, Imani! :-)

Greg Schlotthauer

EXCELLENT: intelligent, hilarious and musical.
My favorite tracks are "Satisfied", "These Days", "Hope for the Future" and "Reality Radio." However, every song on this album has very interesting musical grooves and lyrical moments that make me laugh out loud. It's totally unique and singalongable at the same time, how completely effing refreshing !! It's just fantastic, it's like a real person made this record and they've got a very strong intellect and sense of music. Perhaps the most entertaining elements for me are the instrumental melodies they've chosen to complement certain lyrics, and of course some of the background harmonies: it makes you laugh out loud and get into the groove at the same time. The second keyboard line in the last track after the lyric "I ain't got no man" says it all: music actually has more power in humor than words. All joking aside, I find the song "These Days" pretty poignant and it certainly stops you in your tracks to think about the conflict of being free and being a "slave to discontent" at the same time. What a great, great talent and there's a responsibility to support something so good but not currently on VH1.

kgoodwyn

Brilliant!
I've been waiting for her follow-up to Chupacabra for a long time, & this is definitely worth it. She's one of the most creative artists on the neo-soul scene right now; every track is a winner.

Vanity

FINALLY she's back!!
I thought I'd never see another album by Imani, and after doing a desperate search, found this CD here and bought it immediately! All I can say is, thanks Imani for keeping your talent alive. This album is a perfect follow-up to Chupacabra, maintaining Imani's unique sound while taking it in new and delicious directions. A MUST for soul, hip-hop and pop fans. The brilliant joy and cool of songs like Aphrodite and Got That Hottie is undeniable! Can't wait for the next one...

Maya Cameron

Wish this stuff was on the radio
This is the kind of music I wish I heard on the radio---fresh, energetic, interesting, fun, naughty, clever---so many styles blended perfectly. A little more grown up than CHUPACABRA and just as infectious.

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Aric Barlow

The best kind of music
This is the best kind of music out there. Quirky, fun, with great lyrics and instrumentation.
Every single song on Afrodite is as amazing as the next, while being different than Chupacabra, it still has just as much personality. My favorite songs are:
Afrodite - the backup vocals MAKE this song. while fun it's also a bit depressing... you can enjoy it on many levels;
These Days - one of the more serious songs, the lyrics are really meaningful;
Satisfied - a blast of sexuality and fun;
Got That Hottie - this song has my favorite groove going;
Hope for the Future - the chorus of this song is an anthem;
Reality Radio - The horns are great on this song, along with all the references to TV shows. ;

I got even more respect for the album when I read that Imani played nearly all the instruments herself, and did a lot of the producing too. Can't wait for the Black & White Album!

Jason S.

Oh, Imani
People thought wacky r&b hip-hop came to life with Kelis' 1999 release "Kalidescope," but Imani's 1997 release "Chupacabra" was really the first of the genre. In 2002, Imani released "Post-Traumatic Pop Syndrome" via underground channels. Now, she has topped BOTH albums with "Afrodite," which is produced by Juan Patino, who produced Lisa Loeb's first two albums (ya know, the ones that actually sold). The best songs on Afrodite are "Gravity" and "Got that Hottie." We love you Imani!

smalls

this is the shizit!
omg! i can't believe this girl!! she is off the hook with wit humor intelligence smart lyrics and sounds. i love imani coppola and can't wait for her to be huge!!!! you must buy this album! fuck chupacabra...this is the real shit!
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