-The Black & White Album is the eighth studio venture for Imani Coppola, and her first album to be released on Ipecac.
-Imani is a member of Mike Patton’s Peeping Tom.
-Her debut album, Chupacabra featured the MTV hit “Legend Of A Cowgirl”.
-In 2000 she teamed up with the Baha Men for the hit “You All Dat”.
In an age when every self-tanned pop tart talks tough about 'pushing boundaries' by ditching their knickers and getting arrested, Imani Coppola is sitting back on the stoop of a Brooklyn brownstone not giving a shit.
A brash, bi-racial beauty with the voice of an angry angel and a truck-stop vocabulary, she's a music industry veteran with an envious discography, classical violin training and is a member of Mike Patton's Peeping Tom band to boot!
The release of her eighth studio venture, The Black & White Album, marks a departure from the sound to which many of her fans have grown accustomed. The melancholic, sample-heavy soundscapes featured on albums like Chupacabra and Aphrodite have given way to a smorgasbord of genre-hopping fun from joyous full bore pop through to noisy bratty punk...
Imani Coppola : Vocals / Violin / Composition / Piano / Guitar
The release of Imani Coppola's eighth studio venture, The Black & White Album, which drops in November 2007, marks a departure from the sound to which many of her fans have grown accustomed. The melancholic, sample-heavy soundscapes featured on albums like Chupacabra and Afrodite have given way to a more anarchic, visceral noise that settles on no genre in particular. After touring with Ghettotech collective Peeping Tom and taking on experimental side projects like Little Jackie—a 6os ponytail group based on the Lisa Lisa song of the same name—Imani Coppola has emerged with her most eclectic and personal album to date.
There was a lot of biography to mine: As a multi-racial kid growing up in the whitest of Long Island suburbs of New York State, Imani basically grew up neutral until she was 13—when hip-hop blew up and she could finally cash in all her black chips. (“Woke Up White,” a punk track off the latest album recalls a similar identity crisis, which hit her when she was walking through her brownstone—but not brown-toned—neighborhood in Park Slope and realized she needed to move.) While studying Violin at the State University Of NYC Purchase Collage, she briefly thought she might be Asian. But she was given little time to explore this new twist in her makeup as she was swept up by Columbia Records in her freshman year and pushed into the studio to record an album for them. A lot of transformations followed, including a period of entrepreneurial poverty that saw her living in Staten Island reciting lyrics into a Dictaphone, until she formed a record label of her own and began producing albums independently.
For The Black & White Album, Imani teamed with Ipecac Recordings. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she continues to write and produce tracks that she fully expects will blow your fucking mind.