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ARTIST THA VILL – “MR FIBER OPTIC”
SINGLE HAPPY HOUR b/w FIBER OPTIC LOVE
RELEASE DATE 28 SEPTEMBER 2009
LABEL HI ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT

LA based Tha Vill, dubbed “Mr Fiber Optic” for his fresh NuTek-Hop take on r&b and hiphop, has come a long way from his tough upbringing on the streets of North Chicago, to drop his debut UK single HAPPY HOUR b/w FIBER OPTIC LOVE.

Co-produced by KAGE (The Saturdays “Work”, Simon Cowell’s George Sampson “Body Language”, Flo Rida, Westlife, Janet Leon, Lindsay Lohan), it’s set for release digitally 28th September 2009.

The MC, singer & producer is pushing new boundaries for electronic urban music, picking up from where Kanye, Black Eyed Peas & Flo Rida are currently at, and movin it up several gears.

Though HAPPY HOUR is being promoted globally, an earlier Stateside-only leak resulted in over 140,000 downloads in one month. Flipside FIBER OPTIC LOVE has already been released in the US with major coast to coast radio backing, including WDRE (NY), WXIS (VA), KWIN (CA), KZFM (TX), KRKA (LA) & WGCI (IL). It is also to be used in the upcoming movie “HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A WOMAN”.

HAPPY HOUR will be an easy sit for all those fans of Kanye’s most recent productions, while FIBER OPTIC LOVE is a hard driving infectious hybrid of electronic dance, hiphop and r&b. It refelects the NuTek-Hop sound he has developed with a range of producers on his forthcoming album “THA VILL”, due for release later in the year. The slammin video for Happy Hour was produced by Hi Energy Entertainment, the company co-owned by Tha Vill, and is due to be released in the UK ahead of the States.
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Tha Vill has been getting his grind on from an early age. Despite in his formative years living through the murder of his father, losing friends to the life of gang warfare & drugs (a life in which he subsequently became involved leading to his own incarceration) and physical abuse from a step father, he refocused his life, majored in business from college, played NCAA basketball, and returned to his first love, music.

Originally part of THE TRUE ONES signed to NY independent Hush Hush Records, he moved to LA and set up his own Free Man Records, with his debut album WELCOME TO THA VILL selling 10,000 copies, and a further 20,000 downloads.

Building further industry connections in LA resulted in him becoming “The Face” of KTLA Morning News (Tribune) via a station ident he both wrote and appeared in, with further tracks being used by MTV, VH1 and Good Day LA (Fox). He has performed nationally with Slick Rick, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Brian McKnight, Cypress Hill, Ace Young, Trea and many others. This in turn led to the formation of Hi Energy Entertainment with new partners working with international producers.

He has written, produced and featured on tracks such as CALIFORNIA (The Game, Eastwood, Ya Boy), SHIMMY (Janet Leon), LET’S TALK (Sheri Novrozi) and FAST LIFE (Ace Young), and is a current top Myspace artist http://www.myspace.com/thavillian.

When not recording or performing, he focuses much of his time in the charity he set up “KEEP THE FAITH”, designed to help creative inner city youths reach their goals, and involves several of his fan clubs in these activities.

With his debut UK release and focus set on creating new & innovative commercial urban sounds, he now aims to build on his massive Stateside and European online fanbase.

“Mr Fiber Optic” and his handpicked NuTek-Hop production teams can count on it.

URBANELITE PROMOTIONS ARE SERVICING ALL UK TV, PRESS, RADIO & CLUBS

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Canada’s Classified is marking his debut UK release “Anybody Listening” on 18th May 09, with some serious key support from the UK media.

 CLASS

 “Self Explanatory represents a well rounded album. With everything from street bangers to good conceptual songs. Great albumDJ 279 Choice FM

 
Kardinal Offishall kicked down the door in 08, Drake tore it off the hinges, and it looks like Classified is set to take the Canadian invasion to a next level. 
You have been warned, Canadian HipHop is on the rise.”   
 DJ SEMTEX BBC 1XTRA
He’s one of Canada’s top & most prolific hip hop MCs, already known by the heads over the years for many releases on his own Half Life Records label.
 
The new Sony Canada signing has generated a new level of interest with his new video “ANYBODY LISTENING”. This is already getting support on Flava TV, Channel AKA, Urban Bass TV, Download Generation, included on many bar, club, dj & retail pools, and further video streaming coming from onlines such as RWD, ILIKEMUSIC and ORIGINS
 

AKA
FLAVA

 
SEE THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE HERE
Hot on the heels of his visit to the UK supporting D12 & Royce da 5 9 in April, Class gave an exclusive radio interview to DJ 279 at Choice FM, and freestyled some bars on BBC Radio 1’s Westwood show
 
LIVE ON WESTWOOD WITH D12 & ROYCE
 
Taken from his new album SELF EXPLANATORY, UK djs have also been hammering out tracks such as Loonie feat Shad K, DL Incognito & Buck 65, Trouble & Quit While Youre Ahead ft Choclair, Maestro & Moka.
 
Look out for press coverage coming at Music Week, Kix Magazine, Black Sheep, I:D, ILikeMusic, Origins, Invincible, RWD, Echoes, K Mag, Flux, Hooker, Big Smoke, DJ, Urban Scot and check the new feature at Hip Hop Kings