Music has always been a major factor in the life of American entertainer and music executive, Nolfris “Slim KuttaR” Williams. He comes from a long line of talented singers and entertainers with a family that includes the late, great Paul Williams of the Temptations. His grandfather, James, was a five-octave singer with the Ensley Jubilees, a popular gospel quartet in the 1950s and beyond.
In his debut EP, A Conversation at the Witz Inn, Slim KuttaR incorporates a diverse mix including jazz, hip-hop, and classical in each of his songs. Slim KuttaR says his music “is about having fun and enjoying life no matter where you are on the journey.”
Written by Slim KuttaR and produced by Cornell “Suga Bear” Perkins, A Conversation at the Witz Inn is scheduled for release in early 2019.
“Slim KuttaR is making headway in growing in popularity with the release of his new track, “Off The Wall”. The cousin of iconic R&B group Temptation’s frontman Paul Williams, explodes on the new Suga Bear production. On the track, Slim spits a smooth, mid-tempo, party starter that will have you head bouncing and ready to hit the dance floor as you hit repeat. “Off The Wall” is off of Kuttar’s debut EP, ‘A Conversation at the Witz Inn,”. -Boom, THE RAP FEST
Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in New Orleans, Slim KuttaR developed an eclectic range of musical tastes from the hard driving vocal styling of the gospel quartet to the syncopated rhythms of the second line. He draws upon this influence in both his own music, and his very formidable work behind the scenes with other artists.
A major turning point in his career came in 2005 when Slim KuttaR assumed the role of General Manager of La Chic Freak Music owned by his high school classmates and rap duo The Knux who were signed, at that time, to Matthew Knowles’ label Music World. The Knux would later sign with Interscope Records. This inaugural run in the music and entertainment business made a significant impact on his career and helped develop his unique approach to doing business in the hip-hop genre.
“It provided invaluable lessons and helped me build friendships and business relationships I enjoy even to this present day,” he says. In 2007, Slim KuttaR joined his childhood friend Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment affiliate N.O. Capo to form Forever Living Young Entertainment in partnership with Dwatt and other industry friends including Rocko, and Five.
This collaboration yielded the release of N.O. Capo’s Creole Bled Vol. 1 that created a huge buzz across the country. They followed that release with City Under Siege in early 2008 hosted by DJ Khaled. Slim KuttaR continued working with N.O. Capo and other artist as a manager.
A chance meeting with Putamayo Records CEO Drew Young proved to be another turning point in Slim KuttaR’s career. Young who had been working with a number of labels in Europe connected Slim KuttaR with Galaxi Group based in Sweden and headed by music veteran and CEO Attila Galaczi.
Over time, Slim KuttaR decided to move beyond the manager/executive role and give voice to his own creative expression. He approached Galaczi and Young with the idea of him recording an EP. Slim KuttaR then reached out to gold and platinum selling producer Cornell “Suga Bear” Perkins who was all game for this project.
Slim KuttaR through his own imprint Undisputed Hustlers along with Galaxi Group released his debuted single “Off The Wall” is in rotation on Q93.3FM New Orleans, iHeart Internet Radio, and European National Radio. Totaling more than 200K streams to date with 131K plus on Spotify along “Off The Wall” debuted here in the states on Spotify’s American Top 40 and iTunes Top 100 playlist.
His second single which was released February 16, 2018 “Happy Hour” is in rotation on iHeart Internet Radio and has more than 47K downloads and streams to date.
On June 6, 2018 Slim KuttaR released my third singles “My Lady” on all major digital outlets. “My Lady” is in rotation on iHeart Internet Radio and has over 33K downloads and stream.
Slim KuttaR is back with his fourth single “Overdose on Lust” off his debut EP, “A Conversation at the Witz Inn”, and give us a little NOLA bounce while telling a story fit for the movie screen. It’s a cross between Drake “In My Feelings” and R. Kelly “Trapped in the Closet”, which will have you hitting repeat! Just released October 12, 2018 “Overdose on Lust” is on pace to be one of Slim KuttaR’s biggest singles yet with over 23K downloads and streams already!
Aside from his passion for music, Slim KuttaR is a lover of history and basketball. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in History from Green Mountain College. He also played professional basketball in North America and Europe.
Tell us more about Slim Kuttar! What is your motivation for creating music?
Slim KuttaR is a fun carefree spirited person. Creating a sound that everyone can relate to and enjoy.
If you weren’t busy being an emerging Hip Hop artist, what would you be doing with all your time?
Music, Music, Music! (Lol) Or still playing basketball and coaching/promoting boxing which I’m currently doing now on the side.
Tell us about the new upcoming release!
At the top of summer I’m going to release an EP, which I’m super excited about! I can’t wait for the world to here.
Any tour plans?
The tour is coming together nicely. Right now we are scheduled to kickoff beginning of June and run through the summer.
What musicians would you most like to collaborate with?
There are just too many to name. I’m a true music lover/fan! There would be too many to mention from all genres of music.
If you could only be remembered by one song what would it be?
That’s a hard one. My heart says “Happy Hour” because it was the first song I wrote and recorded. However my mind says “Off The Wall” which is the first song I released.
What stage do you dream of playing?
Super Bowl halftime show.
What was the first piece of music you remember purchasing with your own money?
8Ball & MJG… Comin Out Hard
We hear you are headed into the LA studio soon. What will be involved there? What are you up to and who will you be working with?
I’ll have the pleasure of working with Mike Gonsolin. Just know, we’re gonna make hit records!!
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