Urban Punk is a group that has a clear vision for a radical new breed of pop music, and its members have spent years honing their individual crafts in order to combine their talents to make a sound that’s truly incomparable.
Urban Punk is comprised of hip-hop veteran, H2O, and American Idol finalist La Toya London. Together they fuse their musical influences, combining Europop melodies with edgy Hip-Hop rhythms, to create clever radio-ready music that gets crowds jumping. H2O has worked with everyone from Mix Master Mike, Bruno Mars to Fergie. H began his career as a solo artist but soon joined forces with DJ Q Bert, MixMaster Mike, DJ Apollo and FMD to form FM20, a super group that blended alternative rock with hip hop. He then released two solo albums and a track featuring Fergie. He formed the group Prototype that went on tour with the Black Eyed Peas, and he went on to complete a successful tour with Sergio Mendes.
La Toya London was a finalist on American Idol, named one of the "Three Divas" along with Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson. She released her first solo album on Peak Records which debuted in the Billboard Top 100, and joined Oprah Winfrey's Broadway adaptation of "The Color Purple" as Nettie, garnering London rave reviews for her performance.
Urban Punk was founded at an exciting point in the performers' lives. While H was reforming his group, London was in development of a new vocal style and second album that would push her soulful sound beyond the boundaries of genre. Having known and worked with each other for years, H suggested London join forces with him to innovate music.
H2O named the fusion “Urban Punk.” He challenges the group to push the envelope beyond the style and genre of modern music. Their witty and unpredictable lyrics, textured vocal melodies, and infectious beats and rhythms, make Urban Punk a group that is simultaneously hard to classify and uniquely addictive.
Along with touring internationally and delving into TV and film, Urban Punk will dedicate themselves to encouraging youth to “UP” their community through positive music and programs by launching a program called U.P. While quenching their insatiable appetite for creativity, Urban Punk hopes to make a mark in the global community.