Alfonzo Hunter

Also known as A. Hunter, Alfonse Hunter, Alfonso Hunter, Alfonzo Hunter "Young Shy Town"

Discography of Alfonzo Hunter:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Weekend Thang (Remix) 5 Audio 1997 EMI America
2 Just The Way 5 Audio 1997
3 Just The Way 5 Audio 1997
4 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996-10-26
5 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996-10-26 EMI
6 Just The Way 2 Audio 1997 Cooltempo
7 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996 EMI
8 Real Gangstas 6 Audio 2003-09-24 Romeo Entertainment
9 Weekend Thang 3 Audio 1996
10 Just The Way 4 Audio 1996 Cooltempo
11 Everything 3 Audio 1997
12 Just The Way (The Remix) 3 Audio 1996 EMI America
13 Weekend Thang 5 Audio 1997 EMI
14 Just The Way 4 Audio 1996 EMI
15 Playa 4 Life / Weekend Thang 4 Audio Not On Label (Alfonzo Hunter)
16 Don't Stop 4 Audio 2005 Romeo Entertainment
17 Close The Club 4 Audio 2003
18 Weekend Thang 4 Audio 1996 EMI
19 Weekend Thang 5 Audio 1997 EMI
20 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996
21 Just The Way (Playas Play) 4 Audio 1996
22 Just The Way (The Remix) 6 Audio 1996 EMI America
23 So Many Ways (Remix) / Just The Way (Remix) 4 Audio 1997 Club Members Only
24 Weekend Thang 5 Audio 1997
25 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996
26 Blacka Da Berry 13 Audio 1996-10-26 EMI

Born in 1973, hailing straight out of the Midwestern city of Chicago, R&B phenomenon, Alfonzo Hunter delivers the music world a serious reality check. Having worked with music industry heavy hitters such as R.Kelly, Erick Sermon, Def Squad, and Fabolous, Hunter unleashes his triple threat talents as singer, songwriter, and producer to the world. Emerging from Chi-Town's legendary assemblage of groundbreaking music artistry, Hunter knows he has a lot to show and prove this time around.

No stranger to the music industry, Hunter was part of the rise of late -'90s soul singers. Hunter's 1996 debut album titled BLACKA DA BERRY released on Def Squad Records - the label formed by Def Squad and Erick Sermon, nearly went Gold and produced the popular single "Just The Way (Playas Play)". When Def Squad moved to Motown after the close of parent-label EMI, Hunter was hungry to deliver more of his hypnotic tracks on a new album. Unfortunately, Def Squad closed before the release of Hunter's second album, leaving his loyal fans yearning for more. Alfonzo Hunter.

Then, after this time, Hunter wrote and mixed for different artists like Dwele, Slum Village… and worked around cross over. 2005 marks the come back year for this talented ingénue.

The last unforgettable single off, "Don't Stop" featuring Fabolous is destined to be the club anthem of 2005.

The next album will be soon released on 2009. With tracks such as "High School", "I Was Wrong", "Holla Back" and "Hustler" are timeless R&B hits that are a clear indication of Hunter's talents as a musician. This next Eponymic album is proof that life experiences, both good and bad, are key to making a remarkable album.

The album is an eclectic mix of heart-felt ballads, punch drunk love lullabies, and dance-ready club bangers. Spanish guitars make way for Hunter's soulful delivery about bittersweet romances gone awry and modern day Romeo and Juliet's hood stories. Hunter engulfs you with feather-light love songs to candid tales of guilty pleasures. The album, which draws from his own experiences of love and relationships, mixed with infectious syncopated beats, proves that time has refined himand now he's ready to unleash his perfected masterpiece.

Coming from a Gospel and Jazz musically inclined family; there were things that Hunter realized young in life. The musical genes pumping through his blood would inevitably lead him into a career in music. Coerced by his mother to attend a gifted and talented school, Hunter took up classical music training at one of Chicago's most notable performing arts high schools, Curie Metropolitan. This became his rite of passage into the world of music. It was then that he found his musical instrument of choice, the alto sax. His passion for this instrument paved the way for a life-long journey into music.

Hunter's first opportunity came when Keith Henderson, music director at the time for R. Kelly, was searching for a back-up singer for the burgeoning Chicagoan R&B artist. Hunter, auditioning solely for the saxophonist opening, was encouraged to try out for the singing spot. Hunter left the audition with a surprising outcome ; he was to become R. Kelly's back-up singer for the next six months. The rapid introduction into the music business would later lead Hunter into music production. While attending Roosevelt University in Chicago, he took up music production and engineering. Years of beat making, coupled with carefully crafted songwriting, made Hunter's dedication to the art of music making noteworthy. He's worked alongside the likes of Jazze Pha and Erick Sermon, as well as produced tracks for several international artists.

Despite the music industry's hasty factory-like turnover in recording artists, this R&B vocalist, songwriter, and production extraordinaire is back... and here to stay. Hunter demands his own spotlight and most importantly keeps his poise by continuing to make what Hunter himself describes as "passionate music". Passion in his music is what sets records like his last eponymic album apart from his competition. This album is a moving collection of songs that speaks about love, its torments and exultations. Creatively meshing traditional rhythm and blues beats with his occasional French horn is what sets Hunter apart from other R&B artists. He's truly an "out-of-the-box" entertainer. Clear out the cookie-cutter R&B clutter and make way for the return of Alfonzo Hunter.

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