P.O.V. (short for Point of View) was an R&B vocal group from New Jersey that consisted of Hakim “H.B.” Bell (the son of Kool & The Gang’s Robert “Kool” Bell), Ewarner “E” Mills, The Rapper Extraordinaire (born Marc Sherman) and Lincoln “Link” DeVulgt (born in the Virgin Islands).
In 1993, the group released their debut single “Anutha Love” under the tutelage of Hakim Abdulsamad (who was in R&B group the Boys), but it was Michael Bennet who took P.O.V. to Jamaica & recorded the song “Summer Nights” in his studio in Kingston.
It’s unknown how or if the single made the Billboard music charts at all.
During that same year, P.O.V. released their only album on Giant Records “Handin’ Out Beatdowns.”
It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts. Hakim’s father, Robert served as the co-executive producer on the album. P.O.V.’s second single “All Thru the Night” (featuring female R&B group Jade) peaked at #120 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #31 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
These days, Hakim Bell continues to still be active in the music business. As for the other members of P.O.V., they seemed to have faded into obscurity.
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To see the music video for “All Thru the Night,” go to:
To see the music video for “Anotha Luv,” go to: