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Mr Hanky

Mr. Hanky

He has constructed club-cracking anthems for Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti and Young Dolph. His music became radio mainstays last year with two breezy, laidback singles--“California” performed by Colonel Loud featuring Young Dolph, Rico Barrino and T.I. and
“On the Way” featuring DJ Luke Nasty.

Under the tutelage of platinum producer/label CEO Mr. Collipark, his production prowess helped jumpstart the careers of Soulja Boy and V.I.C., as well as provided savage soundtracks for Ying Yang Twins. From laying down unpredictable production for Atlanta’s newest superstars-in-the-making Dae Dae and YFN Lucci, to Wale, Travis Porter and K Camp, to veteran rappers Fabolous and Plies, multi-faceted hip hop/R&B/ EDM beat technician Mr. Hanky is the most accomplished music producer that you may have never heard of.

With a musical flair that bounces between riveting dance tracks, mid-tempo melodic grooves and throbbing R&B and Top 40 ballads, Mr. Hanky cannot be contained to one particular genre or style. And over the last few years, he has been quietly overhauling the soundscape of urban music.

“I work hard to give artist a better platform to succeed by creating music that crosses genres and reaches different demographics,” Mr. Hanky explains. “In the last three or four years, I just started creating a whole new wave. I started creating a different sound because everything was starting to sound the same.”

Born Corey Dennard and raised in East Atlanta, Hanky’s musical roots date back to childhood. Both his mother and sister are trained musicians, and young Corey got his feet wet in music playing trumpet in the school band and learning the piano. He cultivated those talents into landing a scholarship to Southern University, where he played in the Human Jukebox Marching Band.

“I’m a musician before I’m a producer,” he points out.

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Events featuring Mr Hanky
Events featuring Mr Hanky