Southern Cuba Records has announced the release of the new digitally remastered and cleaned-up version of “Crook Dancin’” by rapper Slic 1. Slic 1 is best known for the track Crook Dancin’ which was taken from his debut album My Mind State. My Mind State was Produced, recorded and mixed by OD Hunte and used by EA sports for the highly successful game Fight Night Round 3, which also featured artists such as Akon, Dip Set and Obie Trice.
You may be forgiven for not knowing the name OD Hunte but that hasn't stopped his music from permeating the living rooms of tens of millions of consumers around the world through his placements in some of America's biggest global brands such as EA Sports NBA Live, American Pie 6 Beta House, E! Channel's The Kardashians Wedding Special for his track 'Get Them Hands Hi' by Ten Days Till, EA Sports Fight Night Round 3 - 'Crook Dancin'' by Slic One and scores of other shows such as MTVs Taking the Stage and The Hills.
Now Southern Cuba Records releases 'Givin' It Up' written, produced, recorded and mixed by OD Hunte featuring Dorathy. Like some of his afore mentioned songs, this track has seen social penetration via its placements in MTV's The Hills and Taking the Stage, adding to the tally of shows that have been synching OD Hunte productions.
After great reviews and international support, Back To the Hip Hop the 4 track EP by Swiss Rapper K.O. and Producer OD Hunte is released digitally on December 1st 2008. The 30 second TV advert will premier on 6 MTV channels in the UK on December 1st at 19:35. The shows and channels are:
Monday December 1st at 19:35 hrs
MTVUK MAKING THE BAND 4 - P Diddy's making the Band
MTV2PeakUK MYSPACE CHART
MTVDanceUK BOOTY LUV'S TOP 10 SONGS...
MTVBaseUK100 GREATEST HIP HOP SONGS
MTVR UK REAL LIFE CINDERELLAS: FABULOUS...
MTVHitsUK NOTHING BUT HITS
Please tune in to see K.O. and OD Hunte make history...
Coming soon also to BET and E4!
More info at http://www.backtothehiphop.com
EPK at http://www.reverbnation.com/koandodhunte
Flipping the script from his other collaborative project, Ten Days Till, which saw placements in American Pie 6 Beta House, EA Sports NBA Live 07 and Paula Abdul's Hey Paula and which saw OD and Lifford sell thousands of copies of their independently released Get Them Hands Hi, OD Hunte now brings you K.O. and OD Hunte "Back to the Hip Hop". On this 4 track EP, we again see OD Hunte exercising his production skills but this time out providing sung vocal support to the prodigal 18 year old Swiss rapper K.O..
Paula Abdul Gets Em Hi with Ten Days Till
Paula Abdul’s New hit US docu-drama TV series "Hey Paula" which premiered in the US June 28th 2007 on Bravo has hit the UK on Friday nights at 10 pm on itv2.
The 30-minute docu-drama series "Hey Paula" provides an unfiltered, real-life look at the "American Idol" judge, entrepreneur, choreographer and multi-platinum artist.
Watch part of the episode which aired on March 14th 2008 below. Paula auditioned new dancers with Ten Days Till’s "Get Them Hands Hi" being the featured track.
Producer and platinum writer OD Hunte (Ten Days Till, Leona Lewis, Leela James, Slic 1, Leon Jean Marie) teams up with General Levy, one of the veteran UK Urban reggae artists, for this fun and refreshing remix EP. General Levy, who is best known for his international smash hit 'Incredible' with M-Beat, lends his witty lyrical talents to Braaa!!! (Request The Text) to massive effect. The remix EP contains four versions - the original mix, the infectious Dancehall Reggae Rub remix, the poppy Mass Appeal remix and the straight hip hop Bell Bottom remix.
Producer and platinum songwriter OD Hunte reworks two classic songs. Fever, written by the great Peggy Lee and I Got You Babe written by Sonny and Cher. Both tracks receive a sensitive and fitting update, which in the case of Fever includes live brass, guitars and electric bass on top of hip hop drums that would almost not be out of place on an Eminem album. I Got You Babe is a softer affair which fans of Macy Gray and other raspy vocalist will appreciate.
WORLDWIDE DIGITAL RELEASE May 26th
NEW RELEASE - STRAIGHT KNOCKIN'
Producer and platinum writer OD Hunte (Ten Days Till, Leona Lewis, Leela James, Leon Jean Marie) teams up once again with rapper Slic 1 for this fire single "Straight Knockin". Slic 1 is best known for the track "Crook Dancin'" which is the first track on smash EA Sports game Fight Night Round. The original dirty album My Minds' State spawned other high profile placements such as Farce of the Penguins featuring Samuel L Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg [feature film] (From The Start) and Ping Pong Playa [feature film] (Wake Up Call).
OD has just received confirmation that Get Them Hands Hi by his recording project Ten Days Till was placed in the hit US Movie American Pie 6..
So go cop the movie (or just rent it) and check it out. If you haven't already, tell a friend (about Ten Days Till and the movie). The track is on iTunes.
Straight Knockin has premiered on Sky Channel U [channel 360]. News on other channels to follow soon. To vote for the video text 591 to 81700 on Channel U.
Southern Cuba Records is gearing up for the release of the hot new single "Straight Knockin" by Slic 1. The OD Hunte produced track is supported by a hot new music video directed by OD Hunte featuring a mystery girl, her sexy assistant, bodyguard, a drop-off and a late night barbecue! (See video below)
Straight Knockin' will be released internationally on October 15th as a digital download single and as part of the remixed and new clean version of the Slic 1's first album My Mind State Album.
The original dirty album spawned high profile placements such as EA Sports Fight Night Round 3 [video game] (Crook Dancing), Farce of the Penguins featuring Samuel L Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg [feature film] (From The Start) and Ping Pong Playa [feature film] (Wake Up Call). The new clean album MMS II will also be available as a digital only download worldwide from October 15th 2007.
Slic 1 - Straight Knockin'
MMS II Track listing (not finalized):
1. Ironic [clean]
2. Gotz 2 Get Paid [clean]
3. Private Gansta [clean]
4. Dangerous (**** the World) [clean]
5. From The Start [clean]
6. Hustler [clean]
7. Wake Up Call [clean]
8. BlackOut [clean]
9. Crook Dancin' [clean]
10. Can't Touch Us (Bang) [clean]
11. RainDropz [clean]
12. Straight Knockin' [clean]
In other related news Producer/writer OD Hunte recently gained a Platinum and Number 1 certification as the album "Everything and More" by Song BMG artist Natalia Druyts spent 5 consecutive weeks at number 1 in Belgium. The album contained "I Was Born", co-written by Hunte / Wright / Morgan.
Fresh from the success of placing "Crook Dancing" by US rapper Slic One in the Hollywood film Farce of the Penguins starring Samuel L Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg among others, OD has just placed "Wake Up Call" again by Slic One into the US film "Ping Pong Pony" both tracks are off the My Mind State album produced by OD.
Ten Days Till.., the recording project by singer / songwriter Lifford and Producer / writer OD Hunte has landed a spot on the EA Sports NBA Live 07 game soundtrack.
"Get Them Hands Hi" appears alongside Black Eyed Peas, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest.
"Get Them Hands Hi" and "I Am What I Am " will be available on iTunes in early October with a four track EP to follow in November. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming MusicSoulLife Album.
Ten Days Till... EP / Album
EA Sports NBA Live 07
"Get Them Hands Hi" is slated to appear in the Hollywood short film "The Deceiver" out in October 2006.
NEWS FEB 2006
UK-based Hip Hop Producer/writer OD Hunte is continuing to celebrate placing his productions in major international media as his production Crook Dancin‚' featuring New York rapper Slic One has earned a place on the new EA Sports Fight Night 2006 Round 3 game soundtrack.
Crook Dancin‚' is a track from the album "My Mind's State‚" which was written, produced, played, recorded and mixed by OD Hunte. My Mind's State received a 'soft launch‚' in 2005 through retail outlets such as iTunes and CD Baby.
Hip Hop luminaries present on the EA Sports Fight Night Round 3 game include Obie Trice (Interscope Records), Dipset (Dipset Records), Dilated Peoples (Capitol Records), Akon (Universal Records), Consequence (Columbia) and UK producers The Kray Twinz (Gana Records).
"This is a fantastic start for Slic One's album. It just shows what a solid album we've made if EA picked an album track for their game", says OD Hunte. "This is also a victory for indie labels and producers such as myself because it shows that you can get your tracks onto mega-projects and be among the 'Interscopes' and 'Columbias'. That's a really positive message", continues OD who is an un-published writer.
OD currently has tracks in hundreds of films and TV shows including Ride With Funkmaster Flex, The Osbournes, Dirty Pretty Things, Knock First, Las Vegas (New), Constant Craving, Night and Day, Africa Within, Resurrection Boulevard, Girlfriends, Switched!, Hollyoaks, Bargain Hunt, Sausage Factory, Black Like Beckham, Child Of Our Time, Four Fathers, Miss Universe Pageant 2002, Everything Must Go, Futbol Mundial, Trefor Only, Velvet Soup, Si J Etais and Garden Makers.
OD's discography also includes remixes and productions for many major labels such as Sony, BMG, Warner Music the most recent being Leela James' "Music" on Warner Brothers International.
My Mind's State is available now from iTunes, CD Baby and most digital outlets.
About OD HUNTE
OD Hunte runs Treasure Hunte Productions which specializes in Hip Hop and R&B production, writing, remixing and mixing. OD is currently providing tracks for TV and film through networks such as MTV, ESPN, Fuel TV and many other international brand networks.