REC (Reclaiming Everyday Content) is a group of 14 producers, performers, and writers in the University of Virginia Music Department’s “Composing Mixtapes” class (taught by Dr. A.D. Carson) who collaborated to produce an album of rap, pop, hip-hop, and R&B tracks. This project, COPE, embodies each person’s perspective of love, power, and justice. “America Damn” is an exploration of political and social issues through a demand for change. “Black” exemplifies power, and “Me and You” is an intimate portrayal of the multifaceted aspects of love. In 20 tracks, COPE delves deeply into the mindsets of 14 college students exploring their different identities.