Abstrac was a female dance\R&B trio from the Bronx, New York that consisted of members Mary Brown, Marsha McClurkin and Topaz Delbettis.

Marsha provided vocals for Guy’s song “Long Gone” on their 1990 album “The Future” and Mary was a member of the Ikettes. In 1989, the trio released their self-titled debut album on Reprise Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted on the Billboard charts. The first single from the album “Right and Hype” peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
partyfunThe follow-up single from the album “You Are the Party (I Am The Fun)” was released, but didn’t appear to chart at all. After that, Abstrac broke up, but Mary & Marsha performed as a duo under the name “M&M” and released the album “Get Ta Know You Better” on Atlantic Records in 1992. The title song managed to peak at #92 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart,

Marsha McClurkin contributed vocals to LL Cool J’s 1993 album “14 Shots To The Dome” on the track “Crossroads” and on Ann Nesby’s 2002 album “Put it On Paper” on the title track.

In 1998, Mary Brown was featured on “I Got The Hook-Up!” soundtrack on Montell Jordan’s song, “Down With You.” She has also written songs for Danity Kane, Destiny’s Child, Tatyana Ali, Wyclef Jean and Kelly Rowland.

To see the music video for “Right and Hype,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Are The Party (I Am the Fun),” go to:

[updated on 04\19\2016]

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