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Tymes 4

Tymes 4Tymes 4 were a pop music girl group from London, England that originally consisted of Melissa Garrick, Taymah Gaye, Natalie Edwards and Holly Mallett.
bodyrockIn August of 2001, they released their debut single “Bodyrock” which peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was promoted around the United Kingdom and appeared on various TV shows.
she got gameTymes 4 went on to do a mini tour aroound selected schools. Their follow-up single “She Got Game” peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was featured on the BBC Television’s “Children in Need” show and appeared on other shows such as “Live & Kicking,” “The Saturday Show” and “The Pepsi Chart Show.”

For the next six months in mid-2002, Tymes 4 took a brief hiatus and during that time, Holly left the group and was replaced by a new singer named Leah Tribe. In mid-2002, they re-released a remixed version of “Bodyrock” which flopped on the charts.
hookedIn 2003, the group released a new single called “Hooked” which didn’t chart in the U.K., but managed to chart at #69 on the music charts in the Netherlands.
4storyDuring that same year, they released their debut album “4 Story.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. Tymes 4 later signed a record deal in Japan with Avex Records.
the coverIn 2005, the group released their sophomore album “The Covers” (which contained cover versions of songs by artists such as Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper and TLC). It’s unknown how it charted, but during that same year, Tymes 4 disbanded.

These days, Taymah Gaye is pursuing a solo career. Melissa Garrick provided vocals on music artist Supafly’s 2006 single “Moving Too Fast.” It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days. As for Leah Tribe and Natalie Edwards, their whereabouts are currently unknown as well.

To follot Taymah on Twitter, go to:

To see Taymah’s Soundcloud page, go to:

To see the music video for “Bodyrock,” go to:

To see the music video for “Hooked,” go to:

To see the music video for “She Got Game,” go to:

 

 

day zsThe Day Zs was a female R&B girl group formed by Morris Day (the lead singer of The Time) which consisted of Cheri Wells (who was a part of the original line-up of the Mary Jane Girls), Cecila Worrall, Kelli Gurman, Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender.
day z's albumIn 1990, the group released their self-titled (and only) album on Reprise Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.
certainlyThe only single released from the album “Certainly” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact and after that, they seemingly faded into obscurity.

After the group disbanded, Kelli Gurman went on to tour with artists such as Teena Marie, Karyn White and Christopher Cross (according to the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars) She now goes under the name “Remi,” released an EP called “A Taste of Eden” and released two singles in 2012: “Chance of Circumstance (Dance of Life)” & “House Cleaning.”

Cheri Wells rejoined the Mary Jane Girls in 2010 and continues to perform with them.

Cecila Worrall went on to tour & perform with various artists such as Michael Bolton, Guns ‘n Roses, John Tesh, Lenny Kravitz and Diana Ross. Currently, she is the owner of Worrall Rubin Music Services (according to Linkedin.com).

As for Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender, it’s unknown what they are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Certainly,” go to:

To see a fan-made for “Green Acres” (from their debut album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Today” (from their debut album), go to:

Asia Cruise

Asia CruiseAsia Cruise (born Asia Nalani Vernimo on February 11, 1990 in Jacksonville, Florida) was a female R&B singer from the 2000s.

Asia first began singing when she was 10 years old. She later traveled to Atlanta, Georgia where she recorded a five-song demo that was shipped to various labels and was eventually picked up by Jive Records, becoming the first artist of Asian descent to be signed to the Hitz Committee\Jive Records label.
selfishIn 2008, she released her first single “Selfish” which missed the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to peak at #33 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. She also appeared in the music video for Black Eyed Peas’ charity single called “We Be Workin.”

Asia’s debut album “Who is Asia Cruise?” was supposed to be released sometime that year, but for reasons unknown, the album was never released and after that, not much was heard from her and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see the music video for “Selfish,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for her song “Boyfriend,” go to

To see a fan-made video for her song “Walk Me Out,” go to:

4-Corners

4-Corners
Four-Corners was an all-female R&B music act that consisted of Corina Chavez, Shallee Fournier, Leticia Ascencio (born in Tijuana, Mexico) and Eva Lynn Marquez. Not much information is is given about them, but they were signed to Mercury Records.

In 1994, they were featured on the soundtrack to the film “Mi Vida Loca” with the tracks “Girls It Ain’t Easy” and a cover version of rock music group Malo’s 1972 song “Suavecito”. The tracks were released as singles, but didn’t appear to make the charts. After that, it seemed as if 4-Corners had faded into obscurity.

These days, Leticia is still active in the music business as a singer\songwriter. She has worked with artists such as Eden’s Crush, Nobody’s Angel, Katalina, Rigo Luna, Danielle Romo and Puerto Rican Power, has also worked with various producers & songwriters and her music appearing in various television programs.

As for Corina, Shallee and Eva Lynn, their whereabouts are currently unknown.

To see Leticia’s Soundclick page, go to:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=636953

To see a fan-made video for “Girls It Ain’t Easy,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Suavecito,” go to:

MC Shan

MC ShanMC Shan (born Shawn Moltke on September 6, 1965 in Queensbridge, Queens, New York City, New York) is a male hip-hop\R&B artist, songwriter & producer. He is the cousin of DJ and record producer Marley Marl.
feed the worldIn 1985, he released his debut single “Feed the World” on MCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the song charted, but he was later dropped from the label. Despite that, he signed with Cold Chillin’ Records due to his relationship with Marley Marl & became a member of his Juice Crew All-Stars.

During that same year, MC Shan was involved in a hip-hop rivalry called “The Bridge Wars” (which was caused by a dispute over hip-hop music’s true birthplace and the retaliation over rejecting a record for airplay) that involved Marley Marl’s Juice Crew and hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.

The feud began when he and Marley Marl released a track called “The Bridge.” It would eventually come to an end towards the end of the ’80s.

In 2016, MC Shan revived his part of the feud in an interview, pointing out that they never actually battled & that he was showing some resentment regarding the claim the KRS “took Shan out” and having to live with the stigma of “losing” the battle.

He would also claim that he wanted to record a response to the track “The Bridge Is Over”, but Marley Marl stopped him from doing so. He also included a three-minute freestyle in an over the phone interview and KRS quickly responded.
down by lawIn August of 1987, MC Shan released his debut album “Down By Law” which peaked at #40 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, but missed the Billboard 200.
let me lonelyThe only charting single from the album was the track “Left Me Lonely” which peaked at #71 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 9 weeks).

The other singles from the album: “Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing!”, “Beat Biter” and a remixed version of the album’s title track didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
born to be wildIn October of 1988, MC Shan released his follow-up album “Born to Be Wild” which didn’t appear to chart at all.

The only single released from the album was “I Pioneered This”, but it’s unknown how or if it charted at all. During that same year, he was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Colors” with the track “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste”.
play it again shanIn 1990, MC Shan released his third (and last album to date) “Play it Again, Shan” which displayed a more mature style than his previous two albums, but didn’t appear to chart at all.

The singles released from the album “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, “Time For Us To Defend Ourselves” and “Ain’t It Good To You” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts.

In 1992 and 1993, MC Shan released two singles on Cold Chillin’ Records’ sub-label, Livin’ Large: “Hip Hop Roughneck” and “Pee-Nile Reunion / Don’t Call It A Comeback.” Also in 1993, he produced Canadian hip-hop artist Snow’s song “Informer” which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

His recording career took a break as he focused on producing music, but he was featured on Nas’ 2000 compliation album “QB’s Finest” on the track “Da Bridge 2000.”

These days, it appears as if MC Shan is still active with his music career and according to his Facebook page, he is planning on releasing a new album in mid-June of this year.

To see MC Shan’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/mcshanmusic/

To see a fan-made video for “Feed the World,” go to:

To see the music video for “Left Me Lonely,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Bridge,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Beat Biter,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Pioneered This,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” go to:

To see the music video for “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” go to:

To see the music video for “Time For Us to Defend Ourselves,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ain’t It Good to You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hip Hop Roughneck,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Pee-Nile Reunion,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Call It a Comeback,” go to:

Nubian M.O.B.Nubian M.O.B. (which means “Musically Organized Brothers”) was a hip-hop\contemporary R&B trio from the ’90s that consisted of lead vocalist Icewater, rapper & dancer Set Up and DJ Flamboyant.

According to Icewater, their name means “black mass” which refers to all sisters and brothers of color coming together under one mass.
Nubian M.O.B. albumIn 1992, they released their self-titled debut (and only) album on the Cold Chillin’ record label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted, but it was entirely produced by Daddy-O (from hip-hop group Stetsasonic).

The two singles released from the album “Hey Y’all (The M.O.B.’s All Here)” and “Farway to Go” failed to chart at all.

After that, it seems as if the Nubian M.O.B. have faded into obscurity. These days, Icewater has been doing radio shows and working on solo music.

As for Set Up and DJ Flamboyant, it’s unknown what they’re up to these days. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

To see the music video for “Farway to Go,” go to:

Judson SpenceJudson Spence (born on April 29, 1965 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a male pop singer\songwriter\instrumentalist from the ’80s.

After performing in showcases in Nashville, Tennessee in 1987, Judson received offers from 12 record companies, but he ultimately signed with Atlantic Records.
jspencealbumIn 1988, he released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #168 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Yeah, Yeah, YeahHis only charting single to date “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The follow-up singles from the album “Love Dies in Slow Motion”, “Hot & Sweaty” and “If You Don’t Like It” didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
drift awayAlso in 1988, Judson co-wrote Mark Lennon’s song “A Wonderful Life” which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Scrooged.” A year later, he was featured on the soundtrack to the ABC network series “The Wonder Years” with a cover version of Dobie Gray’s song “Drift Away.”

Before finishing up his follow-up album, Judson was dropped from Atlantic Records in 1991. During the ’80s and ’90s, he has written, produced & provided vocals for artists such as Michael English, Rich Mullens, Geoffrey Williams, Kim Boyce, Barry Lather, Trisha Yearwood, Dusty Springfield and Michael W. Smith.
painfaithjoyIn 1994, Judson wrote a song called “The Power” which was covered by Amy Grant & Cher and also used in an advertising campaign for Century 21. A year later in 1995, he released an independent album called “painfaithjoy.”

In 1997, he performed with Trisha Yearwood on her song “How Do I Live” and sang live with her at the American Music Awards, the Oscars, “The Tonight Show” and the CMA awards. He would later tour with her in 2000.
i guess i love itIn 1999, Judson released his third album “I Guess I Love It” which was released in Japan, but never released in the United States. In 2000, he provided vocals on Wynonna Judd’s album “New Day Dawning.”

In 2003, Judson released two more independent albums: “The Velvet Kitten Sessions” (which was a mainstream collection) and “Opus Dei” (which was a religious-themed album). He continued to provide vocals for artists such as Reba McEntire and Kevin Max.
sing the bluesIn 2014, Judson released a film about his life called “Sing the Blues”. It’s currently unknown what other projects he has planned for the future.

To see the music video for “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” go to:

To see the music video for “Love Never Quits,” go to:

Juice

juiceJuice was a female R&B group from Denmark that formed in 1995 and originally consisted of Anne Rani, Lena Tahara and Maria Hamer (born Maria Jensen on May 13, 1978 in Denmark).
juice something to feelIn 1997, the group released their debut album “Something to Feel” which sold 40,000 copies.
i'll come runningTheir first single “I’ll Come Running” peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted on the Danish Singles chart.
best daysJuice’s follow-up single “Best Days” peaked at #28 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted on the Danish Singles chart. In 1998, Lena Tahara left the group and was replaced by singer Eve Horner.
can we get personalIn 1999, Juice released their sophomore album “Can We Get Personal?”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
let love be loveDuring that same year, they were featuring on a song called “Let Love Be Love” (which also featured S.O.A.P., Christina Undhjem featuring Remee) and managed to peak at #18 on the Danish Singles chart.

Three songs from their second album “Do It For U, “Not in Love” and “My Love” were released as singles, but it’s unknown how or if they charted at all. In August of 2000, Juice disbanded.

Maria Hamer went on to release a solo album called “My Soul” in 2003 and continues to be active in music as well as acting these days.

Anne Rani continues to be active in the music business as a singer, songwriter & composer and currently performs with musician\producer Lasse Illinton under the name Sadja Ran.

It’s unknown what Lena Tahara and Eve Horner are up to these days.

To see the music video for “I’ll Come Running,” go to:

To see the music video for “Best Days,” go to:

To see the music video for “Not in Love,” go to:

To see the music video for “My Love,” go to:

Menace ClanMenace Clan was a hip-hop duo from South Central Los Angeles, California that consisted of Dante “Dee” Miller and Walter “Assassin” Adams.

After signing a record deal with Rap-A-Lot Records, they appeared on albums by hip-hop artists Poppa LQ & Bushwick Bill (who is a member of rap group, the Geto Boys) and contributed a verse to the All-Star track “The Points.”
da hoodIn October of 1995, the Menace Clan released their debut (and only) album “Da Hood” which peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart and #33 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

The two singles released from the album “Da Hood” and “What You Say” failed to make any impact on the music charts at all.

After that, the Menace Clan continued to stay with their record label, appearing on the Geto Boys’ album “The Resurrection” and rapper Scarface’s album “My Homies” before leaving in 1998.

The duo’s last musical appearance was on artist D-Red’s album “Smokin’ & Lean’n 2000” and Dante was featured on rapper Lil’ Flip’s underground debut album “The Leprechaun.”

After that, nothing much was heard from the Menace Clan and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what Dee and Assassin are up to these days.

To see the music video for “Da Hood,” go to:

To see the music video for “What You Say,” go to:

MQ3

MQ3MQ3 was a short-lived female R&B trio from the late ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Virgin Records.
everydayIn 1997, they released their only single “Everyday” which was written & produced by music producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and co-written by Chris Stokes and Juanita Carter (also known as Smooth).

It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all, but the music video received some airplay on the BET network.

After that, it seems as if MQ3 has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

To see the music video for “Everyday,” go to: