#FIYAH! — LIVESTREAM 6.8.20 3:30PM — ANTHONY HAMILTON
Anthony Hamilton, singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin’ from Where I’m From (2003), which featured the title track single “Comin’ from Where I’m From” and the follow-up “Charlene.” Nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, he is also known for the song “Freedom” from the soundtrack album of Django Unchained co-written and sung as a duo with indie soul singer Elayna Boynton.
Anthony Hamilton joins us in celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the NNPA and the 193rd Year of the Black Press of America.
Hamilton was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus of Nappy Roots 2002 single “Po’ Folks” which earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” in 2003. “Po’ Folks” is the second single from the multi-platinum Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz album. Hamilton followed up with three collaborations on Nappy Roots next Atlantic Records release Wooden Leather with “Sick & Tired,” “Push On,” “Organic” and then one feature on The Humdinger on the single “Down N’ Out.” Nappy Roots and Hamilton have a song together called “Bluegrass Stain’d” with Mark Ronson that was released through Elektra Records.
Hamilton was featured on the track “Carnival” from virtual band Gorillaz’ 2017 album Humanz.
On May 15, 2020, Hamilton released his single “Back Together” featuring the late Rick James via his new imprint My Music Box, in partnership with BMG. The song was co-written by Hamilton and Ed D. Kane, and produced by 9th Wonder. It is the first single off his new album that will release in summer 2020.