Atlanta native, Mr. Collipark was named Songwriter of the Year at the 7th
Annual BMI Urban Awards celebration held at the New York-New York Hotel and
Casino in Las Vegas.
Mr. Collipark was named Songwriter of the Year as the songwriter with the
most performed urban songs on U.S. radio and television for the past 12
months.. Over the past few year, Mr. Collipark has worked as either a
songwriter or producer on a number of records including David Bannerâ€™s
â€œPlayâ€, Bubba Sparxxâ€™s â€œMs. New Bootyâ€, P. Diddy â€œCome To Meâ€, Ying Yang
Twins â€œBaddâ€ and the Grammy-nominated â€œWait (the Whisper Song)â€.
First, a little background is needed to put his impressive career in
perspective. Mr. Collipark signed Ying Yang Twins to his Collipark Music
independent label in the late Nineties. They recorded the hit â€œWhistle While
You Twurkâ€ in 1999 that placed Ying Yang on the national radar. The album
Thug Walkinâ€™ followed in 2000. Though hampered by sample clearance issues
and a stalled distribution deal with Universal Music it sold over 100,000