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Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” Launches Unwrapped Reboot

Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” Launches Unwrapped Reboot

Groundbreaking Series Featuring Hip-Hop Jazz Versions Of Hit Rap, R&B & Hip-Hop Songs Returns March 15; “Pick Up The Phone” Is The Lead Single From The Next Unwrapped LP, Which Is Due In May

March 11, 2019

(Los Angeles, CA) Travis Scott’s double platinum single is about to get Unwrapped. To relaunch the groundbreaking series featuring hip-hop jazz versions of smash rap, R&B, and hip-hop songs, the double platinum single from the Houston rapper-singer has been redone by musicians Ivan Dupee (piano, keyboards, producer, arranger), James Perkins (saxophone), and Richard Patterson (bass), as well as vocalist Taylor Mallory. The Unwrapped version of Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” will be available on all platforms March 15 and includes art designed by Ron Bass (JAY-Z, Beyonce).

“In the same tradition of great jazz players who chose popular songs to unpack, unfold, and unwrap into new jazz standards, we chose Travis Scott’s monster hit ‘Pick Up The Phone’ as an instant classic worthy of this musical reinterpretation,” says Steve McKeever, executive producer of Unwrapped and founder of Hidden Beach Recordings, which releases the Unwrapped series of albums. “We wanted to relaunch our Unwrapped series with a song that could achieve what all the previous Unwrapped hip-hop hits have: reach a wide spectrum of demographics simply because it is good music.”

The Unwrapped version of Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” is slated to be included on Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions, which is scheduled for a May 2019 release.

Selections from first seven volumes of Unwrapped have been streamed millions of times and include addictive reimaginings of such classic rap tracks as A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime.”

AllHipHop has called Unwrapped’s musical marriages “pure genius.” “The Hidden Beach Unwrapped series is more than creativity at its finest,” the renowned site also says. “It’s a symphonic blend of some of Hip-Hop’s most well-known tracks fused together with the best in jazz.”

In addition to the acclaimed Unwrapped series, Hidden Beach Recordings launched the career of multi-platinum recording artist and award-winning actress Jill Scott and Kindred The Family Soul, among others. Hidden Beach Recordings also released an R&B album from multi-platinum artist Darius Rucker as well as a studio album and a Christmas album from gospel music legend BeBe Winans.


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Legendary Producer Tony Joseph has died

DJ and Producer Tony Joseph has passed away at age 56. Joseph established an enviable career as an A-List producer for R&B, jazz and hip-hop acts , including Salt-N-Pepa, Patrice Rushen, Kid & Play and Tone Loc.

Thank you Tony for everything you brought to not only the Unwrapped legacy, but to the family of Hidden Beach.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration (Kindred the Family Soul)

9/14 in Philly for the 20th wedding Anniversary and 40th Birthday party celebration for Kindred the Family Soul (Exclusive public event with a host of special celebrity guest #Vip and General admission tickets available now

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Jill Scott 'GOLDEN' Video Behind The Scenes

"Golden" first single for her third album Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2. The song peaked at 59 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also featured in 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV game and soundtrack, and also is played in the films Beauty Shop (2005) and Obsessed (2009).