This Spring, BET 's cameras chronicle the journey of five diverse and multi-talented individuals from Columbus, Ohio who form the musical collective 'Fatty Koo' as they struggle to break into the record biz on its newest series, BLOWIN' UP!: FATTY KOO.
Fatty Koo is five real people with the real pressures of school, family, love, religion, money and sex -- who fight and argue about everything except their music. Fatty Koo is a group not created in the halls of a record label but organically and authentically. No Svengali calling the shots. No mega-studio. No penthouse. No bling-bling. They are a talented, multicultural ensemble of young artists who experience the highs and lows of making an album and establishing relationships. The members of Fatty Koo hooked up aboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, and working together as one created a unique fusion of R&B, hip-hop, Latin, jazz and pop that led them to score a record deal with Sony Urban/DAS/Columbia Records.
"These are real young people with talents and dreams," said Stephen Hill, Executive Producer and BET Executive Vice President, Entertainment and Music Programming. "As this describes many in our audience, we saw this highly entertaining show as a perfect fit for BET. Our viewers will be cheering...and sometimes jeering the moves of these five kids. But the point is that the audience will be engaged. This story is that compelling."moreless