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Anthony “DJ Unk” Platt, whose worldwide success includes smash hits like “Walk It Out” and “2 Step”, is an Atlanta native who began spinning records in 1998 at the age of seventeen. After meeting DJ Jelly and DJ Montay Unk joined their entourage, the Southern Style DJs, and performed for high school parties, proms, pep rallies, and other events around the state of Georgia. In 2000 Big Oomp signed Unk to his label, Big Oomp Records.

Unk’s debut album Beat’n Down Yo Block! sold more than two-hundred thousand copies and soared to number 21 on Billboard’s top R&B albums of 2006. “Walk It Out” and “2 Step” became international phenomenons that rocked the hip-hop, R&B, and rap charts for multiple weeks. “Walk It Out” was certified Platinum and peaked at number 2 while “2 Step” was certified Gold. The success of Beat’n Down Yo Block! scored Unk a collaboration with Three 6 Mafia on their 2008 hit “I’d Rather” which led to additional collaborations with superstars like T-Pain, Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston, E40, Jim Jones, Ray J, and Andre 3000. In November 2008, Unk released his sophomore album, 2econd Season, and created a track titled “In Yo Face” that was featured on the NBA 2k9 video game trailer.

In August 2009, Unk suffered a heart attack, which led him to some pretty drastic changes in his life. In a March 2010 interview with XXL, Unk shared more about the stress that led up to his heart attack:


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