Dana Coppafeel

Dana Coppafeel

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
BandHip Hop

Nominated for Artist and Album of the year, as well as best video of the year by 88.9 RadioMilwaukee.MTV.com;Rolling Stone;Complex Mag;URBMag;An outspoken voice in the underground hip-hop scene since the mid-90s. Few Milwaukee hip-hop artists have a resume as long or impressive This hip-hop thing aint just about me. At the same time, I AM a hater. If your shits wack Im not fuckin with you.


As seen on MTV.com;Rolling Stone;Complex Mag;URBMag;Respect Mag.

Battle-scarred, Midwestern rapper Dana Coppafeel has been an outspoken voice in the regions underground hip-hop scene since the mid-90s. Few Milwaukee hip-hop artists have a resume as long or impressive as Coppas, whose most recent notables include collaborating with Action Bronson on the successful single Hot Shots Part Deux and opening for Cypress Hill at Summerfest - the Worlds Largest Music Festival - with KingHellBastard (KHB).

As a former member of award-winning indie groups like the Rusty Ps, Intel Agents and KHB, hes opened for or performed with artists including Common, Wu-Tang, Q-Tip, Souls of Mischief, Akrobatik, RA The Rugged Man, Eyedea and Abilities, Raashan Ahmad, Count Bass D and All Natural, and made memorable albums that boast sales as far away as Germany and Japan.

The video for the first single, from the upcoming 2013 project, One of These Kids (November 2012) premiered on MTVhive.com, who wrote, Honestly, it sounds like a great day: playground, shoe-shopping and cake consumption rolled into one.

Another track, This Is Us premiered on Rollingstones Daily Downloads in March 2013.

Dana Coppa has also had some recent success, including a recent video with RiFF RaFF and Action Bronson that is nearing 500,000 views.

A self-described bad kid from an even worse city (Rockford, IL), Coppa got his start battle-rapping as a teenager - a legacy you can still hear in his often aggressive, hardscrabble tone and acute freestyle skills. Peppered with lyrical punch lines, his rhymes float like a fever dream from nonsensical and witty to heartfelt and conscientious.

Once called a loudmouth by the press, Coppa has never been shy about sharing his opinions or life experiences. Playing the background and pulling punches are not his thing - a disposition that comes through in both the rawness of his music and the energy of his live performances.

Anybody thats doing music or rapping and saying that they arent attention hogs is lying to themselves, he said in a recent interview. I mean if you dont want people to look at you, go be a carpenter.