Allen Anthony hails from Oakland, CA and is definitely one of the most underrated singers of this generation. Having got his start with cousin Kenni Ski in the incredible R&B/Soul Duo Christión, (On Jay-Z & Damon Dash’s Roc-A-Fella Records), Allen is a journeyman who’s come into his own as a remarkable artist, writer and producer. After being on the forefront of the Neo-Soul movement with Christión’s classic debut album “Ghetto Cyrano” in ’97 & the classic hit single “Full of Smoke”, Allen set out on his own and recorded his Roc-A-Fella Records solo album “Oakland International” in 2003.
Although the album was never released due to the dissolution of Roc-A-Fella, Oakland International did spawn the classic Top 15 single “Alright (’03)” (Produced by Super producer Just Blaze) & Top 40 single “You (’04)” (produced by Anthony “Tone Capone” Gilmour). Allen also toured the globe alongside superstars Jay-Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent, John Legend & Anthony Hamilton in support of “Oakland International”.