Cross Culture Press and Reviews

Cross Culture In De Area: Re-Release:

In De Area is being re-released due to requests from a new generation of Bermudians as well as being able to take advantage of mp3 download technology previously not available at the time of the original recording.

Cross Culture's "In De Area" made the "important releases" section of Black Radio Exclusive, which at the time was one of the leading music trade publications in the Untied States. "In De Area" was chosen alongside Luther Vandross and Amy Grant as the top 3 new releases for one of the weeks in August, 1993.

As a result, "In De Area" made the play-lists at WUFO, Buffalo and WBLS, New York.

Top Tracks

  • Bump Up In De Um Um: #9 Most requested dance track at Club Forty in Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Radio Man - most played track on Bermuda radio stations
  • Life is What You Make it - WUFO Buffalo - WBLS NY
  • Delicious - WUFO Buffalo - WBLS NY
  • Alright - WUFO Buffalo

The Cross Culture Project

Cross Culture, a Bermudian Group, was the fore-runner of group types like the Fugees:

  • Clive Francis - Lead Vocals - Writer - Co Vocal Arrangements - Synth
  • Dieter "King Kobra" Friehe - Dance Hall Vocals - Writer - Co-Vocal Arrangements
  • Zahra "Digit" Jabbar - Rap Vocals, Writer - Co Vocal Arrangements
  • Derrick Simmons - Drum Programming - Co Mixing Engineer
  • Background Vocal Contributions - Rochelle Darlington - Lolly Darryl - Derrick Simmons
  • Executive Producers - John Lee - Derrick Simmons - Leland Hicks
  • Leland Hicks - Producer - Writer - Programming - Engineer - Arranger - All Instruments


Leland's role

  • Guitar
  • Keys
  • Bass
  • Percussion
  • Drum Programming
  • Synth Programming
  • Track Arrangements
  • Writer
  • Engineer
  • Producer