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Vincent Brantley

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Vincent Brantley co-wrote, co-produced, and played all of the instruments with Rick Timas about “Awesome It Now,” a million-selling number 1 R&B/number 4 pop hit for Fresh Edition. Brantley and Timas have been looking to get “Great It Right now” to after that recent MCA Information signee New Release. The group experienced enjoyed hits made by Maurice Starr on Streetwise Information (“Candy Woman”). Having no fortune getting to MCA Information vice chief executive Jheryl Busby, the duo documented the track with a mature group, nonetheless it simply didn’t fit. After that synchronicity arrived to play. While going for a break using their South Central LA home recording studio room and cruising for an open up late-night grocery, Brantley and Timas noticed Busby traveling on Crenshaw Boulevard. Pursuing him to some chicken junk food joint, Brantley sang the lyrics towards the track while a tape performed on the automobile stereo. Busby recommended the duo meet up with New Edition’s supervisor Expenses Dern at Ray Parker Jr.’s studio room the very next day and play him the track. Dern loved the tune and it had been made a decision that Brantley and Timas would generate it. “Great It Today,” their initial MCA single, strike number 1 R&B, number 4 pop on Billboard’s graphs in past due 1984. Their New Model record held the main R&B place for five weeks and managed to get to quantity six pop, offering over two million copies. In addition, it included another number 1 R&B strike, “Mr. Telephone Guy” (made by Ray Parker Jr.), “Shed in Like,” “My Key (Didja Gitit However?),” and “Kinda Ladies We Like.” Brantley and Timas created New Edition’s “Count number Me Out,” number 2 R&B for 14 days, and the recording tracks “Let’s Become Close friends” and “Kickback” for the group’s platinum LP All For Like (number 3 R&B). Various other Brantley/Timas tunes were “Divas Require Love As well,” a 1987 strike for Klymaxx on Constellation/MCA, “Parrots of the Feather” and “I’ll Teach You (On My Like” for Sugars Babes on MCA, and “Back again to Back again” for the music group Detroyt on Tabu/CBS. Brantley co-wrote “Everlasting Like” — never to become puzzled with the same-named music that was popular for Robert Knight/Carl Carlton/Rex Smith — for Angela Bofill, “Strokin'” for Dynasty, “THE FOLLOWING” for Shalamar, “NOT ONLY Another Enthusiast” for the Spinners, and “In Movement” for Freda Payne. A Vincent Brantley related launch may be the soundtrack to Butter.

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Profession Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter
Movies Hopelessly in June, Crenshaw Nights


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Back Documentary producer completed
Hopelessly in June 2011 executive producer / producer
Jason Blackwell: Interview with a Serial Killer 2008 Short executive producer / producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If 2017 post-production Little V
Hopelessly in June 2011 Daleon Myers
Jason Blackwell: Interview with a Serial Killer 2008 Short Jason Blackwell
Crenshaw Nights 2008 Short Vincent

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mario's Green House 2009 TV Series additional songs
Butter 1998 music supervisor
American Idol 2014 TV Series singer - 1 episode
The Voice 2013 TV Series playback singer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Master of None TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Details 2011 writer: "Cool It Now" - as Vincent E. Brantley
Knight Rider 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Back Documentary completed
Hopelessly in June 2011 written by
Jason Blackwell: Interview with a Serial Killer 2008 Short screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Back Documentary completed
Hopelessly in June 2011

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Back Documentary completed

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sugar Baby 2011 the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whitney Houston: The True Story 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (friend of Bobby Brown)

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