NEW YORK, NY -- Big Oomp Records / KOCH Records recording artist and Atlanta native Unk has the #1 urban single in the country! His smash hit "Walk It Out" just reached #1 on the BDS / RBMA Urban charts with over 6,500 spins and over 55 million in audience. "Walk It Out" is being added to pop radio stations across the country and is top 20 at numerous urban stations. In addition, Unk is confirmed to perform "Walk It Out" at the 2006 BET Awards which take place on November 12th. The show will air on BET on November 15th.
Unk's debut album, "Beat'n Down Yo Block," is in stores now.
"Walk It Out" is the #39 song on the iTunes Overall Chart, up 17 spots since last week, and the #9 Song on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart.
The single is also a top-10 ringtone at Jamster, The Source Mobile, 9Squared/ ringtonejukebox.com, The Mob, Cingular Mobile and Boost Mobile.
The video for "Walk It Out" is currently playing on BET and MTV2, and has had over 1 million views to date on YouTube. There are currently over 1,500 homemade videos for the single on YouTube. The video for the single is also the #6 video on the iTunes Hip Hop Video Chart.
"Beat'n Down Yo Block" is a gathering of some of southern hip-hop's greatest, among them D.G. Yola, Baby D and Dem Franchize Boyz. It also features production by Jazze Pha, eight-year-old prodigy Big Korey as well as DJ Montay of Top Quality Productions.
Unk, the 24-year-old former DJ, caught the attention of Big Oomp (the man known for his ability to break underground rap acts, among them Baby D), about six years ago. Oomp says he was as impressed by Unk's drive as he was by his talent. "It was his work ethic," lends Oomp. "He was determined and he wanted to rap and he was determined he was gonna make it. He started out as a DJ and he just started writing raps to go on the mixtapes. He was so dedicated in making sure he made it on the mixtapes I was like 'this joker here gon' be alright'."
About his hit, "Walk It Out," Unk says, "That song is just mad energy," he proclaims. "It's like the first song [you play at a party]. People like to move on it."
While stylistically, his songs are mostly characterized by heavy basslines, the tracks on "Beat'n Down Yo Block" are diverse, covering a wide range of subjects, moods and occasions.
The video for "Walk it Out" can be seen
Confirmed UNK dates on the T.I. tour
11/19 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
11/24 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
11/25 Memphis, TN Midsouth Coliseum
11/26 Washington, DC Verizon Arena
12/3 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
12/10 Kansas City, MO Kemer Arena