May 26th some thirty years ago gave the world a truly dedicated musician, songwriter, producer, arranger and artist in D.Hittz (born Robert Fulton, Jr.).
Currently living in Arizona (not far from Phoenix), D.Hittz was born in the sunshine state of Florida in the city of Ft. Lauderdale.
Music was a part of his life at an early age and he says to this day, “It is what I love to do“. Having attended a performing arts high school in Ft. Lauderdale, his diverse musical skills were honed back then. In addition to singing, he plays keyboards, guitar and drums.
Often described as mild-mannered and humble, D.Hittz credits his strong family ties with keeping him grounded.
He credits R. Kelly, Dave Hollister and Musiq Soulchild as influences and loves the music of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Jay-Z, Eminem, Dr. Dre and OutKast.
In the late Nineties and early New Millenium he was a member of two different boy bands: Off Glass and Concept respectively, both of whom recorded demos and did some live shows in the South. Off Glass did a showcase in NYC in 2004 that received critical acclaim from the industry people in the audience. The group was also featured on former Universal Music group act Field Mob’s debut album 613: ASHY TO CLASSY on the track “Crutch” and on a re-mix of “Hey Shawty “ by Field Mob featuring Suthern Klick as well.
In 2009. D.Hittz participated in American Idol auditions in Phoenix and made the cut and went on to Hollywood, California. He feels he learned some things about the politics of the music business from that experience, but when asked to shed more light he says, “We will just say it was an experience.” He produced 3 tracks on the second Ole-E solo album UP MY WAGER (“I’m A Beast”, ”Cootchie Go Boomp Boomp”and “We Can Touch Da Sky”). He has also done tracks on Urban Mystic, a r&b singer out of Florida.
Currently D.Hittz is working as a producer with some Phoenix artists and is involved with his production partner veteran r&b songwriter/producer Sid ‘Uncle Jamz’ Johnson on several tracks for newcomer r&b singer Zay Foggs’ debut album. He also recently produced new music on Indianapolis rappers Skypp (“Somebody Better Tell ‘Em” of which he is featured on) Parris La Dame (“No Strings” and “Miss It”) and additionally he produced Twelve(“Full”), KB Da Monsta (“Stupid”) and the new single by r&b singer Zay Foggs (“You’re A Superstar”). With all of that on his plate he is also working on his own solo project called FOR THE LOVE OF IT. The album will feature material that is more geared for the European market and the dubstep culture with obvious r&b and dance leanings. D.Hittz expects this release to be ready late Fallor early Winter and available wherever digital downloads are sold.
In the meantime he has dropped his first official single “Freak Code”, which was produced by he and his brother J-Lee.
D.Hittz is represented by M.E.C.A.P. for management
in association with Mindbirth Entertainment