Over the recent years, songwriters have stepped from behind the curtain of the music industry to hit the scene as successful solo artists. Conte, a writer who has penned hits for artists ranging from Jamie Foxx to Shakira, took that step after linking with Compound, an LA-based music and fashion collective. Their debut project “The Cook Up” showcases Conte and several other close collaborators including platinum producer DJ Pain 1 and rapper OG Harlem.

A stand-out track on “The Cook Up” is the bass-heavy banger Pull Up, produced by Pain 1. Before thinking twice about this project, preview this Summer single, then download the full 8 song album on iTunes. [Link]