Hip Hop Connect Heats Up Grammy Season With New Tracks From KRS-One, K’Naan, Nneka, Ziggy Marley, Talib Kweli and Les Nubians.

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Produced by social entrepreneur and multi-platinum writer/producer Frank Fitzpatrick under his Hip Hop Connect banner, these tracks bring together some of the world’s most prominent global Hip Hop artists as part of a vision to build new social paradigms through music and film.

Building a Global Hip Hop Nation

The first international Hip Hop soundtrack featuring cross-cultural collaborations between such highly prominent and socially conscious artists.

Grammy nominations may be just heating up, but there is already a buzz around a fresh set of collaborations between KRS-One and K’Naan, Nneka and Ziggy Marley, Talib Kweli and Sway, and Les Nubians with MV Bill. Created by social entrepreneur and multi-platinum writer/producer Frank Fitzpatrick under his Hip Hop Connect banner, these tracks bring together some of the world’s most prominent global Hip Hop artists as part of Fitzpatrick’s growing vision to build new social paradigms through music and film.

When Somalian born, new-school rapper and World Cup ambassador K’Naan joined forces with one of Hip Hop’s most respected founding fathers - KRS-One to record “Hip Hop Nation”, they too shared a vision: to represent the positive voice of Hip Hop and the collective power of the world’s largest music-based cultural movement. In addition to helping Fitzpatrick and filmmaker Robert Adetuyi (Beat the World, Stomp the Yard) create an original sound and title track for their new international dance drama, they created an anthem for the evolution of the global Hip Hop movement.

Reggae Icon Ziggy Marley and Nigerian-born powerhouse Nneka joined forces to unveil another simple but crucial theme with the global soul track “Express Yourself”: reinforcing our need and right for self-expression, whether through music, dance, art, film or freedom of speech.

Other notable collaborations include the heroic “Infinite Love,” featuring top British rapper Sway with renowned lyrical wordsmith Talib Kweli, and the multilingual world-beat dance track “Must Be the Music” performed by Les Nubians (France), Lina (US) and MV Bill (Brazil).

The Beat The World Original Soundtrack is the first international Hip Hop soundtrack featuring cross-cultural collaborations between such highly prominent and socially conscious artists. Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Frank Fitzpatrick traveled the globe to write and record original songs with these innovative artists to show how the powerful influence of global Hip Hop culture can inspire, empower and unite people around the world.

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About Hip Hop Connect:
Hip Hop Connect is an independent label and production company specializing in global Hip Hop and film soundtracks. Hip Hop Connect is affiliated with EarthTones, a non-profit arts organization committed to raising social consciousness and connecting people across the globe through the power of music and media. Directed and co-founded by Frank Fitzpatrick, Hip Hop Connect’s mission is to connect and inspire people around the world through compelling Hip Hop songs and soundtracks.

About Frank Fitzpatrick:
Frank Fitzpatrick, a multi-platinum selling record producer, Grammy-nominated songwriter and award winning filmmaker, is a leading voice in the use of music for personal and social transformation. In addition to his 25 years creating successful media in Hollywood, Fitzpatrick has worked extensively in the non-profit sector and healing arts. Fitzpatrick has written and produced songs for artists and productions as varied as Jill Scott, The London Symphony and the High School Musical Tour, and produced live shows for the likes of Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Prince. His composition credits include Disney Channel’s record-breaking hit Jump In!, the Bill Gates & Steve Jobs docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley, and the theme for HBO’s critically acclaimed Larry Sanders Show. He also produced hit soundtracks for several films including Miramax’s Scary Movie franchise, Warner Bros' Anne Rice vampire trilogy, and New Line Cinema's all-time hip-hop classic, Friday, selling over 6 million records and contributing to well over a billion dollars in box office revenues. Together with his non-profit, EarthTones, Fitzpatrick's work now focuses on creating music and film projects that make a positive contribution to our world.

About EarthTones:
EarthTones is a California 501c3 non-profit arts organization committed to raising social consciousness and connecting people across the globe through the power of music and media. It uses revenues generated from corporate sponsors, music sales and donations to develop multimedia projects with a positive intention to bring about social change. EarthTones also works to create partnerships with like-minded companies, organizations, filmmakers, recording artists and others that are working to connect and inspire people on a large scale.

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