OVEREND WATTS, founder member of MOTT THE HOOPLE and writer of classic MTH song ‘Born Late 58′ has co written the track ‘Hip Pop’ with Grammy Award-nominated multi platinum artist, producer, personality and businessman DJ KHALED. The track ‘Hip Pop’ is on DJ KHALED’s new album “Kiss The Ring” which is released in the USA on 21st August 2012. ‘Hip Pop’ features not only DJ Khaled but also SCARFACE, NAS and DJ PREMIER. DJ KHALED’s last single ‘I’m The One’ debuted on Billboards Digital Songs chart at Number 5 and his last album “We The Best Forever” debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The man has got an entire culture of his own under the “We The Best Banner” and his first album “Listennn…The Album” cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 back in 2006.
OVEREND WATTS was a driving force behind the MOTT THE HOOPLE reunion which resulted in five sold out nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo back in 2009. After MTH split back in 1974 he formed MOTT and then BRITISH LIONS before moving into record production with his lifelong friend and MTH band member DALE GRIFFIN. Overend is currently living on a former croft in the Scottish Isles and he communicates to the outside world through his management company.