Adam F crosses the pond for success
Posted on October 14, 2005 by Jamie Slaughter
Though he is a stalwart music activist and has graced the covers of several European magazines, British music phenom Adam F. has ironically always preferred to remain somewhat anonymous in the U.S.
F. produced Redman's new single "Rush The Security", from the Funk Doc's upcoming Def Jam release. The blonde haired, blue-eyed Englishman was the first and is the only UK producer to cross the Pond and break through the ranks of American hip hop production. His much anticipated EMI release, "KAOS: The Anti-Acoustic Warfare", which featured NY hip hop royalty, was a casualty of a 9/11 release date. Though he has thus far worked with only East coast heavyweights such as LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Guru, Capone-n-N.O.R.E, M.O.P, De La Soul, etc., will now have Stateside management by Hollywood talent management firm Stacey Castro Media. The NME #1 Producer and MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award winning, mysterious multi-hyphenate also scores music for studio films, co-owns one of the most visited genre music sites on the internet, sings, writes and is a self-taught musician.
Few music makers achieve success in multiple areas of music, but Adam F.'s credits include: LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T.: The Greatest of All Time", the eponymous single that propelled LL's album to #1 and multi-Platinum status; "Smash Somethin'", the anthemic first single from Redman's "Malpractice" and remixes for pop icons David Bowie and production/co-writing for The Pet Shop Boys last album. He is also a much sought-after celebrity DJ with regular gigs on five continents and co-owns two hugely successful independent record labels in London. An artist himself in Europe, his single "8 Ball" has been on the UK charts for weeks. Also in the works is a rock band; he's founder, frontman, singer and songwriter.
Castro, whose company represents only film & TV talent with the exception of Adam F., announced his foray into film with a role in the British indie film "The Heavy".