| Angela Hunte|
Pop, R&B, Soca, Rap
Prayers & Offerings
| January 22, 1975 (age 40)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (1975-01-22) |
Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago
Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Grammy Award for Best Rap Song
Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Elan Atias, Snoop Dogg, David Morales
Angela Hunte Wikipedia
Angela Hunte-Wisner known by the stage name Angela Hunte, is an American-Trinidadian singer-songwriter, and producer. She is best known for being a contributing writer for Empire State of Mind, with Alicia Keys and Jay Z, a song which won her a Grammy. She has collaborated with several international acts and is currently working on her debut album, citing influences from such artists as Phil Collins, Shirley Bassey, Sting, David Bowie, Machel Montano and Sparrow, a Trinidadian Calypsonian.
Hunte was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago where her family originated. She was the only child of her parents to be born in the United States. Shortly after her birth, the family returned to Trinidad and Tobago where she was raised.
In the early 90's, Hunte was part of the short-lived Motown Records quartet 7669. They released one studio album - 1993's 7669 East from a Bad Block.
She is married to Sound Engineer/Mix Engineer and Grammy Award winner James Wisner and has two children, King Zion Wisner, and Brooklyn Rose Wisner.
Hunte began working as a writer, starting with Rap hooks and vocals. Later she began collaborating with Salaam Remi, a producer, who mentored her and developed her talents as a Singer-songwriter.
She then became an exclusive writer with EMI Management, attached to Europe, a contract that was brought to fruition by Salaam Remi. After a stint writing in Europe and London specifically, she returned to New York and began working on several international collaborations across several genres of music.
During her tenure Hunte has written for and or performed with the following:Empire State of Mind, Jay Z feat Alicia Keys
I Need Air, Magnetic Man feat Angela Hunte
Do Somethin', Britney Spears
I Can", Nas feat Angela Hunte
Heartbreaker and Show Stopper, Danity Kane
Bang Bang, Melanie Fiona
'Hold Up, P Diddy feat Angela Hunte
Tip Pon Toe, Rihanna
'Bboy, Mutya Buena feat Amy Winehouse
True Confessions, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez feat Angela Hunte
Feels Good, David Morales feat Angela Hunte
Here Comes the King, Snoop Lion feat Angela Hunte
Ashtrays and Heartbreaks, Snoop Lion feat Miley Cyrus
Torn Apart, Snoop Lion feat Rita Ora
No Guns Allowed, Snoop Lion feat Drake
Smoke the Weed, Snoop Lion feat Collie Buddz
Remedy, Snoop Lion feat Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes
No Regrets, Snoop Lion feat TI and Amber
So Long, Snoop Lion feat Angela Hunte
Get Away, Snoop Lion feat Angela Hunte and Elan Atias
Vixen, Gyptian feat Angela Hunte
Be Alright, Gyptian
Sex, Love and Reggae, Gyptian feat Angela Hunte and Bunji Garlin
Good Girls, Gyptian
Soundboy Kill It, Raekwon feat Melanie Fiona and Assassin
Call of Duty, Raekwon feat Akon
Do it Again and Do What I Love, Melissa Ethridge
One Shot, Angela Hunte
Party Done!, Angela Hunte & Machel Montano
One Bright Day, Slightly Stoopid feat Angela Hunte
Mona June, Slightly Stoopid Feat Angela Hunte
Like So, Machel Montano feat. Angela Hunte
Empire State of Mind, by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys, was co-written by Angela Hunte. In 2010 it was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Grammy Award for Record of the Year and winning Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration7669 East from a Bad Block (with 7669) (Motown, 1993)