WHO WE ARE – A Music, Television, Film & Fashion Company

Larry Hatcher, CEO

Joyce Underwood, President

Lisa Van Slyke, Vice President

Jadon Smith, Engineer

Mr. Larry Hatcher has been in the entertainment industry since the tender age of 9, performing in local bands. He was in the first record breaking marching band that set precedence, the Marching 100/130 Wildcats of Central High School from Mobile, Alabama that performed in the halftime show during the Senior Bowl, a nationally televised football game, where senior college players are recruited for the National Football League. He attended Tuskegee Institute where he studied business law and played music.

Mr. Hatcher’s many talents include Vocals, Lead and Background; Horns, Keyboards, Percussion, Scoring and Writing. He is also a Musical Director and Producer. Mr. Hatcher, a member of Parliament Funkadelic, toured with groups such as Parliament Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bootsy Collins, Mtume with Lionel Richie & the Commodores, Chicago, Tower of Power and James Brown to name a few.

Mr. Hatcher was the Musical Director for the Manhattans, BB King, and Ron Banks and the Dramatics. He has worked with legendary record executives that are a part of his Motown family, such as Berry Gordy, Owner and Founder of Motown Records and Jobete Publishing; Lee Young, President of Motown, and currently Mr. Hatcher’s Entertainment Attorney; Jheryl Busby, President of MCA and President and CEO of Motown, and Head of Urban Music at Dreamworks; Clarence Avant, Chairman of Motown, Founder of Venture Records, Sussex Records, Tabu Records, and Avant Garde Broadcasting, which was the first African-American FM Radio Station in Inglewood, California, and he was also known as the Godfather of Black Music & Radio; Irving Azoff, of MCA-Universal, Giant Records, CEO of Live Nation, and Chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a venture with the Madison Square Garden Company; Mo Ostin, President of Reprise and Warner Bros.; Louil Silas, Jr., of MCA Records, Solar Records and Founder of Silas Records, Miller London, VP/GM of Urban Music Division at A&M Records, VP of RCA, and SVP/GM of Motown; Benny Medina, Head of A & R at Motown and Warner Bros.; Michael ‘Carlos & Charlie’ Mitchell, VP of Strategic Marketing at Motown; Jonathan Clark, Executive of Motown; George Jackson, President of Motown; Steve McKeever, SVP of A&R at Motown Records; Debbie Sandridge, Music Director of A&R at Motown Records; Darrell Jones, Executive at Motown Records, A&R of Atlantic Records, Columbia Records and Arista Records; John McClain of A&M Records, Janet Jackson’s Manager, and Co-Founder of Interscope Records; Jay King of Jay Records; Sylvia Rhone, President of Universal-Motown, Clive Davis, President of Columbia Records, Chairman and CEO of Arista, J Records, the RCA Music Group, and BMG North America, currently the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment; Ernest Singleton of MCA Records, President of Urban Music, Ruthless Records, and Warner Bros. Records; LA Reid, Co-Founder of LaFace Records, Chairman & CEO of Island De Jam Music Group, President and CEO of Hitco Music Publishing, and currently Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, part of the Sony Music Group, and Forest ‘Chief’ Hamilton.

The record labels Mr. Hatcher has worked with include Motown Records under Berry Gordy; MCA Records and Motown Records under Jheryl Busby, in association with Boston Ventures; Dreamworks under Jheryl Busby and Darrell Jones, with Eddie Griffin; Motown Records under Lee Young, President of Motown Records and formerly of ABC and MCA Records; MCA Records and Silas Records under Louil Silas Jr.; Universal Records; MCA Records; Warner Bros. Records; Underworld Records/Capitol Records under the Hughes Brothers, Allen and Albert, & Darryl Woods; Universal Records & Giant Records under Irving Azoff; Geffen Records under David Geffen; Zomba/Jive Records under Clive Calder and Ralph Simon; Arista Records / J Records under Clive Davis; LaFace Records under Babyface & LA Reid; Arista Records/ Epic Records under LA Reid; Warner Bros. and Dreamworks under Mo Ostin; Motown Records & Warner Bros. Records under Benny Medina, presently J Lo’s, manager; Vassal Benford of Vaz/ Arista Records, Sony Music, EMI Records, Giant Records & BMG Records among others; Quincy Jones of Qwest Records with artist Keith Washington; Ernest Singleton of MCA Records and Warner Bros. Records; and Randy Jackson of the Sony Music Group, Epic Records, MCA and Columbia Records.

Mr. Hatcher was VP of A & R and Production at Motown. Mr. Hatcher produced legendary artists including Smokey Robinson of the Miracles with Iris Gordy (manager of Smokey Robinson); the Temptations led by Otis Williams; Johnny Gill; Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown with New Edition; Jermaine Jackson, Rebbie Jackson; the Pointer Sisters; Chico and El DeBarge; the Whispers; the Mac Band; Giorge Pettus; Sugarfoot; Roger Troutman; Bobby Glover; Human Body; Pretty In Pink; the Good Girls; Jesse Campbell; Carol Gist, the first black Miss USA and Scherrie Payne, formerly of the Supremes, with Maxine Powell, Motown’s Chief of Style. Mr. Hatcher along with Larry Campbell produced music for the movie ‘Kazaam’.

Mr. Hatcher worked, played and/or recorded with such artists as James Brown; Bootsy Collins; Bootsy’s Rubber Band; Fred Thomas; the Horny Horns with Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, and Kush Griffin; Reggie Calloway of the Midnight Star; George Clinton; Parliament Funkadelic; Sweatband; Michael and Randy Brecker of the Brecker Brothers; Reggie Griffin, Eddie Griffin; Tim Cunningham; Brides of Funkenstein; Parlet; the East Coast Horns & the Jackson 5; Aretha Franklin with Larry Campbell & Mike Powell; Roberta Flack; Luther Vandross; Peabo Bryson; Marques Houston and Omarion with Producer Chris Stokes and his sister, Smooth; the Dramatics; Gerald Alston; the Manhattans; Cameo & Charlie Singleton; RJ’s Latest Arrival; Chris Jones and the Dayton Band; Slave with Mark Adams, Danny Webster and Cedel Carter; Dr. Dre; Nate Dogg; Tupac Shakur; Carl ‘Butch’ Small; SOS Band; Babyface; Babyface & LA Reid; Boyz II Men; the Boys; Sinbad; Rosie Perez; Sugarfoot & Billy Beck, the Ohio Players; Roger Troutman & the Zapp Band; New Horizons; Human Body; Shirley Murdoch; Charlie Wilson & the Gap Band; the MAC Band (Men After Christ); Phillippe Wynne of the Spinners; Sly Stone; Prince; Chaka Khan; Pretty In Pink; John Pagano; Jesse Campbell of Underworld/Capitol Records and the Voice; Sound Engineers Barney Perkins; Manny Marroquin and Dave Pensado of Larrabee Studios; & Rick Camp/J Lo, the Commodores; Mike Brown; Lenny Guice/Lionel Richie, Madonna, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Chicago, Li’l Wayne, and the Commodores; Jim Vitti and John Jaszcz.

Mr. Hatcher’s film credits include House Party; Dead Presidents; Paul Michael Glaser’s Kazaam starring Shaquille O’Neal; Mark Burg’s and Nick Cassavetes’ John Q, starring Denzel Washington, James Woods, Ray Liotta, Robert Duval, Eddie Griffin, and Dr. Oz; Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, music by Ice Cube, Bootsy Collins and Larry Hatcher; and Foolish with Eddie Griffin and Master P. His television credits include Malcolm-Jamal Warner & Eddie Griffin’s Malcolm & Eddie TV Show and he also produced a television show called Fashionista USA.

Mr. Hatcher also founded the Fashion Nation Network, concentrating on the artistry of fashion and design, always attending Mercedes Benz LA Fashion Week & LA Fashion Weekend; the Magic Fashion Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center/ Mandalay Bay Hotel, Project, Pool Trade Show & Sourcing; New York Fashion Week, and Miami Fashion Week. He attended International Fashion Shows in Paris and Milan. He also owns a broadcasting rental service. Mr. Hatcher taught Western style music in Japan for 3 years at a parochial school owned by Opera Star Yoko.

Gold – Parliament
Six Degrees of P-Funk
The Best of George Clinton & His Funky Family
George Clinton Funked Up
The Very Best of Parliament – Parliament
We Can Make You Dance: The Zapp & Roger Anthology – Zapp & Roger
Glory B da Funk’s on Me: The Bootsy Collins Anthology – Bootsy Collins
The Very Best of Shirley Murdoch – Shirley Murdoch
20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection:
The Best of Parliament – Parliament Complete Recordings 1976-81 – Funkadelic
Keepin’ da Funk – Bootsy Collins
Compilation: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 & More – Zapp & Roger
Right Turn Only – Tim Cunningham
Hydraulic Funk – P-Funk All Stars
The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk – Parliament
Greatest Hits 1972-1993 – Parliament
The Best of Parlet – Parlet
All The Greatest Hits – Zapp & Roger
This Is Your Night – Giorge Pettus
Love U 2 the Limit – Mac Band
Special – The Temptations
Shirley Murdock – Shirley Murdock
Cosmic Round Up – Human Body
Sugar Kiss – Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner
Feel the Music – Dayton
Urban Dance Floor Guerillas – P-Funk All Stars
You Shouldn’t-Nuf Bit Fish – George Clinton
Zapp III – Zapp
The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away – Bootsy Collins
The Electric Spanking of War Babies – Funkadelic
Sweatband – The Sweat Band
Trombipulation – Parliament
Ultrawave – Bootsy Collins
Gloryhallastoopid – Parliament
It’s The Same Old Love (and 1 more..) – Smokey Robinson
Love, Smokey Robinson – Smokey Robinson
Bad Bobby Glover – Bobby Glover
Play Me or Trade Me – Parlet
Here – Godmoma
Tear the Roof Off – Parliament
Someone To Love – Mac Band
Make You Shake It – Human Body
Human Body – Human Body
Sweatband – Sweat Band The Saga Continues
Roger Zapp III – Zapp & Roger
Shirley Murdock Feel The Music
Dayton Cosmic Round Up – Human Body
Love U 2 the Limit – Mac Band
Play Me or Trade Me – Parlet
Computer Games – George Clinton
Urban Dance – P-Funk All Stars
Keeping Da Funk Alive – Bootsys New Rubber Band
The Best of Parliament – Parliament
The Best of Parlet – Parlet
This is Your Night – Giorge Pettus
Someone To Love – Mac Band