The five original members from the musical collective Fatty Koo met in Columbus, OH. Eddie B, Gabrielle, Marya, Ron, and Valure had been within the city’s Capability youth arts plan, an application that allowed youthful urban artists to utilize renowned performers and arts administrators. The thought of working together initial found light through the CAPACITY-sponsored “Columbus Songwriters’ Summit for Oneness” in 2004. Even though members had mixed backgrounds and preferences in music, jointly that they had chemistry along with a decision was designed to stay together. Once the nonprofit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus brought its cellular recording studio room to Columbus, the five documented a demo, one which reached the eye of DAS Administration. Using the Fugees as well as the Dark Eyed Peas as previous clients, DAS Administration was perfectly suitable for develop the collective’s mixture of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance. Quickly, Sony Music and Wager had been involved. Sony authorized the collective, and Wager worked a offer where their climb to stardom will be recorded and progressed into a tv program. The public surely got to start to see the five choose the name Fatty Koo when BET’s Blowin’ Up: Fatty Koo premiered in Apr of 2005. Per month later on they surely got to observe participant Josh put into the band as well as the group’s debut recording get together. The recording, Home of Fatty Koo, premiered in June of 2005 as its lead solitary, “Jump,” had been presented during ABC’s protection from the NBA playoffs.