Category: 90′s


Stevie B

Stevie B (born Steven Bernard Hill in 1958 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a male freestyle\dance\pop singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the “King of Freestyle.” Before starting his music career, Stevie B had various jobs from washing cars to serving fast food.

In 1987, Stevie B released his first single, “Party Your Body” which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

In 1988, Stevie B released his debut album, “Party Your Body” on LMR Records. The album peaked at #78 on the Billboard 200 and #63 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

The second single released from the album, “Dreamin’ of Love” peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #23 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

The last single from the album, “Spring Love (Come Back to Me)” peaked at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

During that same year, Stevie B released his second album, “In My Eyes” which peaked at #75 on the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums chart.

The first single released from the album, “I Wanna Be the One” peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

The follow-up single, “In My Eyes” peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #21 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

The third single, “Girl I Am Searching For You” peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The last single released from the album, “Love Me For Life” peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1989, Stevie was featured on freestyle singer Jaya’s single, “If You Leave Me Now.”

In 1990, Stevie B released his third album, “Love & Emotion” which peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 and #81 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

The title song managed to peak at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #43 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

The second single, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” became Stevie B’s biggest hit, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The song was also successful in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 12, 1990.

The third single, “I’ll Be By Your Side” peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The last single, “Forever More” peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1992, Stevie B released his fourth album, “Healing” which failed to chart at all on the Billboard 200 chart. The only single to chart was “Pump That Body” which peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

In 1994, Stevie B released his fifth album, “Funky Melody” which also failed to chart at all on the Billboard 200. The single, “Dream About You\Funky Melody” peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1996, Stevie B released his sixth album, “Finally” which failed to make the charts at all and it’s unknown how or if any singles managed to chart on the Billboard charts.

In 1998, Stevie B released his seventh album, “Right Here Right Now.” The album didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts whatsoever.

In 2000, Stevie B released his eighth album, “It’s So Good.” It’s unknown how much impact the album had in the United States, but it appeared to be successful in Germany.

In 2006, Stevie B released his ninth album, “This Time.” It’s unknown how or if the album was successful.

In August of 2009, Stevie B released his tenth and current album to date, “The Terminator.” The album features a remixed version of “Spring Love” featuring rapper Pitbull.

Stevie B continues to perform live and release music. On September 30, 2011, Stevie B was arrested in Springfield, Massachussetts after one of his concerts for unpaid child support, owing $420,000.

To see a fan-made video for “Party Your Body,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOzTVh-pfeA

To see the music video for “Dreamin’ of Love,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CqAUrNInWs

To see the music video for “Spring Love,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KJte4O-zD4

To see the music video for “I Wanna Be the One,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h06vD-X_QGo

To see the music video for “In My Eyes,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHnpqBM8svU

To see a fan-made video for “Girl I Am Searching For You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KswZsMnDlD4

To see a fan-made video for “Love Me For Life,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgXWKWmzFig

To see the music video for “Love & Emotion,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN7obQchs-c

To see the music video for “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xw7fm_stevie-b-because-i-love-you_music

To see a fan-made video for “I’ll Be By Your Side,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84CxN4jhv7U

To see a fan-made video for “Forever More,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YCqposF8kE

To see the music video for “Pump That Body,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTimoy5gAho

To see a fan-made video for “Funky Melody,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFEyeIF-Ikc

To see the music video for “Dream About You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3f6qbTZBFk

Skindeep

Skindeep was an R&B trio from Brooklyn, New York that consisted of members Tracy Hester, Rico Desire and Rick Gilsaint. In 1996, they released their debut album, “Get U Open” on PolyGram Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted. The first single from “No More Games” (featuring rapper Lil Kim) peaked at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #39 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

The follow-up single, “Everybody” peaked at #86 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if Skindeep had faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see the music video for “No More Games,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edeF-Lr5xl8

To see the music video for “Everybody,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1feIJk87LSQ

[updated on 08-17-12]

Vinnie Vin was a hip-hop\rap artist from the early 90′s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to American Sound Records. Vinnie Vin was known for his clean, profanity-free personality.

In 1990, he released his only album, “The Show Must Go On” which was produced by Charles “Poogie” Bell. The album didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts and after that, it seemed as if Vinnie Vin had faded into obscurity.

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Boston Dawn

Boston Dawn (born Dawn Deegan) was a female freestyle\pop singer from the late 80′s\early 90′s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Outpost Entertainment Company record label.

In 1988, she released her first single, “We Can Have it All” under her real name. It’s unknown how or if the single ever charted.

A year later, she released the single, “I Hope it Breaks Your Heart” under her stage name which managed to have some local chart impact. In 1990, Boston Dawn released her third single, “Playboy” (which was recorded by another singer, Carmin). The song didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts. The fourth single, “Something Serious” didn’t make any impact either.

In 1991, Boston Dawn released her only album, “Something Serious” on American Sound Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

The last single Boston Dawn released was a slowed-down cover version of the Shirelles’ song, “Soldier Boy” (which was a tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War) failed to chart.

After that, it seemed as if Boston Dawn had faded into obscurity, but according to the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars, she currently works as a real estate agent in Florida.

To see Dawn Deegan’s blog, go to:
http://www.dawndeegan.blogspot.com/

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Danesha Starr

Danesha Starr (born in Los Angeles, California) was a female R&B singer from the 90′s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Interscope Records.

In 1998, she released her only single (which she wrote), “As Long As I Live” (featuring R&B singer Rome) which peaked at #101 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #49 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

After that, Danesha was dropped from Interscope and she left the music industry. These days, it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “As Long As I Live,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH6uauXlpb0

Solo

Solo is an R&B group from Brooklyn, New York that originally consisted of members Eunique Mack, Darnell Chavis, Daniele Stokes and Robert Anderson.

Eunique, Darnell, and Daniele were discovered singing on the streets by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Robert was later added to the group to make them a quartet.

Solo originally had a fifth member, James Smith, who passed away after the group met Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and were signed a record deal. They dedicated an interlude to him on their debut album.

In 1995, Solo released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #52 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. Their first single, “Heaven” peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #7 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 28 weeks.The follow-up single from the album, “Where Do U Want Me To Put It” peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 23 weeks.The last single, “He’s Not Good Enough” peaked at #121 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #50 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.In 1998, Solo released their sophomore album, “4 Bruthas and a Bass” which peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200 and #25 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The only single to chart was, “Touch Me” which peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #26 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

After Perspective Records closed down, Solo went their separate ways, focusing on other various projects.

As of 2011, Solo has reunited with only Darnell, Daniele and Robert. They are currently working on new music. Eunique Mack is no longer a part of the group and has moved on to a solo career.

He released his first album “Make it Real Hot” in 2000 on his own record label, Mackability Records. His follow-up album “Can’t Wait” has yet to be released.

To see Solo’s official website, go to:
http://www.solothegroup.com/

To see Eunique’s official website, go to:
http://www.eunique.net/

To see the music video for “Heaven,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugMOl-cKg9g

To see the music video for “Where Do You Want Me to Put It,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C5zv6j4HP0&ob

To see the music video for “He’s Not Good Enough,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpH8OOMDPtw&ob

To see the music video for “Touch Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jsiBP3Y8qA

S’Kool Girlz

S’Kool Girlz were a female hip-hop\rap group from the 90′s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Wrap\Ichiban Records.

In 1985, they released their first single, “Homeboy’s Hanging Out” on L&M Records. It’s unknown how or if the single charted.

In 1992, they released their debut album, “Jus Da 2 of Us.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted. The lead single, “Yee’n Know” failed to chart and after that, it seemed as if the S’Kool Girlz have faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Homeboy’s Hanging Out,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq0YBhQXf-U

To see a fan-made video for “Yee’n Know,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd8YyiBbqGM

Tee Kee

Tee Kee (born in Brooklyn, New York) was a female hip-hop\rap musician from the 90′s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Doc Hollywood Records.

In 1999, Tee Kee released her debut album, “Tee Kee & The White Lion Family” which didn’t appear to chart at all on the Billboard charts.

The first single, “Insane” peaked at #122 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #13 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, and #62 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in August of 1998, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.

The follow-up single, “Every Thing I Want” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and the last single released from the album, “Freak With Me” peaked at #13 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart. After that, it seemed as if Tee Kee has faded into obscurity.

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[updated on 08-17-12]

Antoinette

Antoinette (born Antoinette Jailene Williams in 1970 in Queens, New York) was a female hip-hop rapper from the late 80′s\early 90′s. 

She made her first musical appearance in 1987 on music producer Hurby Azor’s compliation album, “Hurby’s Machine” with the single, “I Got an Attitude.” In 1988, Antoinette released her second single, “Unfinished Business.” 

On June 30, 1989, Antoinette released her debut album, “Who’s the Boss?” which peaked at #47 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by I.G. Off, Jay Ellis, and the Ultramagnetic MC’s. The first single, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” failed to make any impact on the charts. 

The follow-up singles “Baby Make it Boom,” “I’m Crying,” and the title song also failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts.

On May 30, 1990, Antoinette released her sophomore and last album to date, “Burnin’ at 20 Below” which peaked at #66 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by DJ Doc, Kurtis Mantronik, Ellis Ray, and Kenni Hairston.

The three singles released from the album, “She Operates Around the Clock,” “Never Get Enough,” and “I Wanna Be Me” failed to chart. After that, it seemed as if Antoinette has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “I Got an Attitude,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JRZw-IhFbs

To see the music video for “Who’s the Boss,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaAkgkSzbBs

To see the music video for “Shake, Rattle, & Roll,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQsn3DMiJeg

To see the music video for “Never Get Enough,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZYOi6rGzcY

To see the music video for “She Operates Around the Clock,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX7XOzp2shw

EOL (Elements of Life)

EOL (short for Elements of Life) were an R&B quartet from Washington, DC that consisted of members Ike, John, Priest, and Scooter.

In 1997, EOL released their first single, a cover version of Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” which peaked at #56 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. A year later in 1998, the quartet released their self-titled debut album on RCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

Their second single, “Love the Way” peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #39 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if EOL had faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Sweet Love,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP2_GRVGCvI

To see a fan-made video for “Love the Way,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEIhc_dQ4R4

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