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Van Hunt

R&B multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, grew up surrounded by the pimp lifestyle of his father. A soundtrack of classic soul and contemporary R&B was his backdrop and Hunt immersed himself in the tones and moods of it all. A move from the Midwest to Atlanta in his early twenties allowed Hunt to hone his sound. He'd been playing guitar and writing songs since his teens, so naturally a career in music was on the horizon. Capitol inked him a deal in 2003 and his self-titled debut arrived in February 2004. Appearances on Soul Train, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and NPR coincided with the release of Van Hunt's double single "Dust" and "Seconds of Pleasure"; the album peaked within the Top 40 of Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The strong follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, was issued in 2006 and topped the Heatseekers chart but failed to leave much of an impression otherwise. Hunt then shifted to Blue Note; promotional copies of Popular, his first album for the label, were mailed out, but the release was ultimately shelved. Hunt subsequently assembled Use in Case of Emergency, consisting of material from his vault, and provided it as a free download for his followers. In 2011, through his own label, the Sony RED-distributed Godless Hotspot, Hunt issued the bold What Were You Hoping For?, his third proper officially released album. Some crowd-funding assistance facilitated The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, his relatively subdued fourth album, released on Godless Hotspot 2015. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Van Hunt


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Albums by
Van Hunt

Top Songs by
Van Hunt

  1.   Song
  2.   Being a Girl
  3.   Seconds of Pleasure
  4.   Character
  5.   Dust
  6.   Your Love (Is the Greatest Drug I've Ever Known)
  7.   Anything (To Get Your Attention)
  8.   Down Here in Hell (With You)
  9.   North Hollywood
  10.   Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane
  11.   Eyes Like Pearls
  12.   Priest or Police
  13.   Headroom
  14.   Turn My TV On
  15.   Intro
  16.   It's a Mysterious Hustle
  17.   (Let It) Soak (n)
  18.   Bits & Pieces
  19.   The Lowest 1 of My Desires
  20.   Hello Goodbye
  21.   The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
  22.   Rub My Feet (Suddenly)
  23.   Teach Me a New Language
  24.   Old Hat
  25.   N the Southern Shade
  26.   Ur Personal Army
  27.   Precious
  28.   Highlights
  29.   Ride, Ride, Ride
  30.   She Stays With Me
  31.   No Sense of Crime
  32.   French for Cloud (CSTBU)
  33.   If I Take You Home (Upon...)
  34.   At the End of a Slow Dance
  35.   Hole in My Heart
  36.   What Can I Say
  37.   Emotional Criminal
  38.   It All Ends in Tears
  39.   Feelings
  40.   Popular: Count's Coda
  41.   Moving Targets
  42.   A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend
  43.   God Moves At Midnight
  44.   Break Down Ur Door
  45.   The Night Is Young
  46.   The Thrill of This Love
  47.   Suspicion (She Knows Me Too Well)
  48.   Her December
  49.   ...Puddin'
  50.   Mean Sleep by Nikka Costa
  51.   What Were You Hoping for?
  52.   Pedestal
  53.   Night Is Young
  54.   A Woman Never Changes
  55.   Ur a Monster, Pts. 1 & 2
  56.   There's Never a G'time 2 Say G'bye
  57.   SNM
  58.   Hot Stage Lights
  59.   If I Wanna Dance with You
  60.   Vega (Stripes On)
  61.   Falls (Violet)
  62.   Cross Dresser
  63.   Interlude
  64.   Designer Jeans
  65.   Blood From a Heart of Stone
  66.   Hidden Charms
  67.   Prelude: The Dimples on Ur Bottom
  68.   Out of the Sky
  69.   Plum
  70.   Hold My Hand
  71.   Who Will Love Me in Winter
  72.   Daredevil, Baby

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