They first broke into the music business as affliates of production, The Neptunes. In 2000, they signed with Atlantic Records.
In October of that same year, they released their debut single “Cross the Border” which peaked at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard’s Rap Singles chart, #37 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #50 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
The duo’s second single “Y’all Can Never Hurt Us” peaked at #13 on Billboard’s Rap Singles chart, but missed the Hot 100.
Their third single “Please Don’t Mind” peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Rap Singles chart and #40 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
In August of 2001, Philly’s Most Wanted’s debut album “Get Down or Lay Down” was released after being delayed for a year. The album peaked at #69 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Another single “Suckas” was released, but it’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.
After that, Atlantic Records & The Neptunes severed ties with Philly’s Most Wanted. The duo shortened their name to “Philly’s Most” & signed with Universal Records.
In 2004, they released their sophomore album “Ring the Alarm” which peaked at #70 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Due to poor promotion, the album flopped and the only single released from the album, the title song failed to make the charts at all.
After that, Philly’s Most Wanted disbanded. These days, Al Holly (now going under the name “Al-Baseer Holly”) resides in Los Angeles where he is an artist, rapper and poet.
Joel Witherspoon left the music business, focusing on raising his children and remodeling homes. In April of 2014, he sustained serious injuries from a hit & run accident.
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