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Birth name  Allan P. Grigg
Name  Kool Kojak
Role  Songwriter

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Origin  Cubatao, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Genres  Latin, hip hop, samba, reggae fusion, funk, bossa nova, electro, zouk, charanga, rock
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, record producer, painter, art designer
Labels  KojakTrax , Prescription Songs , IYF Productions
Website  www.myspace.com/kojakbeatz www.koolkojak.com
Associated acts  Dr. Luke, Peter Svensson, Max Martin
Similar People  Peter Svensson, Dr Luke, Philip Lawrence, Savan Kotecha, Anthony Preston
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Allan P. Grigg, better known by his stage name Kool Kojak and stylized as "KoOoLkOjAk", is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, film director, and artist notable for co-writing and co-producing Flo Rida's #1 Billboard hit single "Right Round", Nicki Minaj's hit single "Va Va Voom" , and Ke$ha's top 10 single "Blow". Kool Kojak has written and produced for artists such as Sean Paul, Yelle, Waka Flocka Flame, Travis Barker, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, Britney Spears, Jesse and Joy, Andy Milonakis, Icona Pop, N.A.S.A., Dirt Nasty, Lordz of Brooklyn, Ursula 1000, and Warren G. Kool Kojak was a featured producer on the Simon Cowell TV program X Factor and has appeared as himself on the Nickelodeon show "Victorious". He has won two ASCAP Pop Awards and one ASCAP Urban Award, a WormTown Sound Award, and has been awarded the Key to the City of Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Early life and music career

Kool Kojak was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Kojak initially entered the world of music in the 1990s, producing rap records in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Harlem. His first commercial success was as composer and producer of the Brazilian multi platinum selling #1 Supla album "O Charada Brasileiro".

Kojak served as musical director and performer for the live Supla show, which took the stage at Rock in Rio 3, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001.

Art

Kool Kojak is also a graffiti artist and sculptor in the USA and Brazil. His body of art includes an album cover for Ultramagnetic MCs and New York City murals he painted for Free Tibet Campaign. In Brazil, Kool Kojak has provided hiphop and graffiti symposiums for city run youth programs in the Favelas of São Paulo. He has painted murals with Brazilian artists, such as Os Gêmeos, Vitche, and Juneca. In 2013, Kool Kojak auctioned off a graffiti sculpture to benefit the Pete Carroll charity A Better L.A. Kool Kojak' artwork adorns the fornt doors of the Worcester Historical Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His work is part of the permanent collection of the museum. In 2014, he collaborated with David Choe on a dress. Collectors of KoOoL kOjAk artwork include The Disney Corporation, The Worcester Historical Museum, Carly Rae Jepsen, Julia Michaels, Claude Kelly, Martin Johnson, Peter Svensson and Ammo Pro. www.koolkojak.com

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Kool Kojak Wikipedia


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