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    Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States

Allen Anthony hails from Oakland, CA and is definitely one of the most underrated singers of this generation. Having got his start with cousin Kenni Ski in the incredible R&B/Soul Duo Christión, (On Jay-Z & Damon Dash’s Roc-A-Fella Records), Allen Anthony is a journeyman who’s come into his own as a remarkable artist, writer and producer. After being on the forefront of the Neo-Soul movement with Christión’s classic debut album “Ghetto Cyrano” in ’97 & the classic hit single “Full of Smoke”, Allen set out on his own and recorded his Roc-A-Fella Records solo album “Oakland International” in 2003. Although the album was never released due to the dissolution of Roc-A-Fella, Oakland International did spawn the classic Top 15 single “Alright (’03)” (Produced by Super producer Just Blaze) & Top 40 single “You (’04)” (produced by Anthony “Tone Capone” Gilmour). Allen also toured the globe alongside superstars Jay-Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent, John Legend & Anthony Hamilton in support of “Oakland International”.

After departing Roc-A-Fella in ‘05, Allen took some time off and fulfilled one of his life long dreams. Allen co-founded (with another cousin, Shaun Bivens), the all Black Metal group A Band Called Pain. A Band Called Pain received critical praise for their incredible live shows and Independent Album “Broken Dreams”. “Broken Dreams” received heavy rotation on San Francisco Rock station “107.7 The Bone”. In addition, “A Band Called Pain” had their song “Holy” featured on the “Saw 2 Soundtrack”, another song “Hellbound” featured on Dane Cook’s HBO Reality Show “Tourgasm” and their video “Pieces” receive heavy rotation on MTV2. During his Metal release Allen never abandoned his R&B roots. Allen stayed busy recording and being featured on songs by E-A-Ski “Can’t Get Enough” (’03), C-Note “Hold It Down” (’04), Fatt Sak “Ladies Night” (’04), Lil Al “Crackin’ In The Club” (’06), Dem Hoodstarz “East Side” (’06), San Quinn “Hell Yeah” (’06), Big Rich “In The Heart Of The City” & “Automatic” (’08), and Even Odds “Feels Good” (’08).

Now, Allen Anthony returns to his R&B/Soul/Pop roots with an instant classic… “URBAN POP”! Produced by Anthony “Tone Capone” Gilmour (Jay-Z, Scarface, E-40, SWV) & newcomer J2 (Big Rich), “URBAN POP” is hands down the most personal and classic songs of Allen Anthony’s career. Tone Capone coined Allen’s new sound “URBAN POP” (hence the name of the CD)! Allen covers all areas on “URBAN POP”; love, life, desires, and heartache. “URBAN POP” takes you on a musical journey with Allen paying homage to the 80’s with the single “DO 4 U”, getting funky with the great Too Short on “To Da House”, the lady killer “1 Thing”, the hypnotic “Rain”, bearing his soul on the instant romantic classic “No More Games” and he brings down the house on the insanely sexy “Let’s Make Love”. “URBAN POP” will be a major hit not only in the United States, but throughout the entire globe. Allen Anthony will not only become a household name from this masterpiece of music, but will reshape the industry with his artistry of unparalleled music!

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