Andy Cooper Room To Breathe: The Free LP on LP
Solo Debut from Ugly Duckling Rapper
Unlike most rap vocalists, Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper has rarely worked outside of his band but, recently, he decided to record a ten-song LP to explore his abilities as an MC and producer. Room to Breathe: The Free LP features a highly creative hip-hop veteran showcasing his mastery of fundamental rap skill while, at the same time, daringly pushing the boundaries of lyrical possibility.
Andy also holds down things on the beat, using his years of experience as Ugly Duckling co-producer to combine classic, sample-rich sound with a more rugged and modern sensibility. Room To Breathe: The Free LP is truly worth digesting because it challenges the standard hip-hop formulas on the market. Rather than jumping on the latest trend or standing firm on old-school principles, Andy utilizes all the resources of experience, technology and a relentlessly imaginative mind to offer something traditional, yet exciting and relevant.
The album showcases a skilled vocalist and beat-maker working at the top-level with a new angle on his music. Cooper reflects, "Being a member of a group like Ugly Duckling is an honor and privilege but stepping out on my own has been really exciting because of the freedom to explore and push the limits of my ability." From the scorching battle-rap "Bring It To Me" to the super-groovy, care-free rhyming on "Room to Breathe" to the half-tempo track "Number One" where Andy raps at the speed of light, he consistently brings the heavy artillery for classic rap fans.