Southern Fried Hip-Hop Hits Unwrapped By Hidden Beach


Los Angeles, CA ” After nearly a three year hiatus, the Los
Angeles-based Hidden Beach Recordings has refreshed its popular and
critically acclaimed Unwrappedâ„¢ collection. It’s been years since we
offered an addition to the series and the feeling inside was we had to do
something new with a unified theme. The idea came up that southern rap
has exploded into pop culture, why not offer Unwrapped„ recordings of
these monster hits. At the same time but on the opposite coast, the
Atlanta-based ColliPark team had begun bringing jazz renditions of
their catalog to life under the working name “ËœCrunk Jazz Cafe”. Hidden
Beach A&R man Jerrold Thompson connected with ColliPark’s Karl
Marcellus Washington, Esq. who brought in the project’s Executive Producer
Abdul Ra oof and from this triumvirate Unwrapped 5.0 was born,
disclosed Hidden Beach president Steve McKeever. UNWRAPPED„¢ VOL.
5.0: THE COLLIPARK CAFe SESSIONS is the fifth in the
series of hip-hop/jazz hybrid compilations and is due to be released
on June 24, 2008. What sets this one apart from the rest is its unique
Southern hip-hop theme. Once considered a sub-genre, southern rap
music has not only solidified its place in the hip-hop world but has bullied
its way into pop culture as well. Testaments to this success have not
only been heard on the radio, but singles from Southern rappers have
begun to dominate the ring tone and download single sales charts as
well. “Crank That (Soulja Boy Tellem)” last year’s number one
selling ringtone, receives the Unwrapped„ treatment in this 5.0 edition.

Working in concert with ColliPark Studios; best known for producing
smash hits by Soulja Boy, Ludacris, Young Jeezy and many more, Hidden
Beach scoured a litany of interpretive tracks then refined and
seasoned them to produce one of the most exciting Unwrappedâ„¢ projects yet.
The ColliPark Cafe Sessions provided a unique opportunity to revisit and
mold a new body of work from Team ColliPark contribution to the
Southern hip-hop movement. The result is an intoxicating blend of
hip-hop’s pitch and timbre fused with jazz improvisation,” declares Mr.
ColliPark.

UNWRAPPED 5.0 will continue in the line of sterling quality established
by the brand. It is an exciting and inventive contemporary jazz
collection of southern hip-hop’s club-ready singles that have been
etched into pop culture. The stirring eleven track collection features the
Unwrapped„ regulars such as Hidden Beach’s own Mike Phillips, and
Peter Black along with Karen Briggs, Jeff Lorber, and Patrice Rushen as well
as some new voices like Fred Wesley, Abdul Ra oof, Jimmy Brown, Kofi
Burbridge and Wirlie Wyl-e Morris among others. From Lil Jon
& the EastSide Boyz monster hit “Get Low” to the chart topping
Hurricane Chris smash “A Bay Bay,” UNWRAPPED 5.0 have it all.

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TRACK LISTING

1. GET LOW •‘ 2. A BAY BAY •‘ 3. SALT SHAKER •‘ 4. SOUL SURVIVOR•‘

5. SPLASH WATERFALLS •‘ 6. SENSUAL SEDUCTION •‘ 7. WALK IT OUT•‘
8. CRANK DAT •‘ 9. NEVER SCARED •‘ 10. SHAWTY •‘
11. BRIDGING THE GREAT DIVIDE “ MR. COLLIPARK (BONUS TRACK)

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