Category: 90’s


JG

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JG (from Chicago) was a male hip-hop rapper from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he signed to Gasoline Alley Records.

In 1993, he released the single “Put Down the Guns.” Despite the music video for the single receiving some airplay, the single didn’t appear to make the charts.

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

To see the music video for “Put Down the Guns,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9OFn9-8nY

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Ebony Vibe Everlasting (or E.V.E.) was a female R&B group from the ’90s that consisted of Gina Gomez, Edie-May Grant, Jenisa Garland and Mia Ambrester. Gina and Mia had each pursued solo careers before joining the group. goodlifeIn 1994, the group released their debut (and only) album “Good Life” on MCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts. grooveofloveThe first single “Groove of Love” peaked at #75 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks and #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. goodlifesingle triparoundbodyThe follow-up singles, the title song and “Trip Around Your Body” didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts.

E.V.E. released their last single “We Are Family” in 1995 before fading into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from the group since.

To see the music video for “Groove of Love,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGkXao0EGqs

To see a fan-made video for “Good Life,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcLg9sJM1wg

To see a fan-made video for “Trip Around Your Body,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPSiU7HhPE

Mendy Lee

mendyleeMendy Lee was a female R&B singer from the late ’80s/early ’90s. She has done vocals for artists such as Bunny DeBarge, Natalie Cole, Thomas Dolby and Martika. youfindmeanothermanIn 1987, Mendy released her first single “You (Find Me Another Man)” on Joz Records. It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts. callmybluffwishingonastarA year later, Mendy released two more singles “Call My Bluff” and “Wishing on a Star” which also didn’t appear to make the charts. mendyleealbumIn 1990, Mendy released her self-titled debut album on Jacksons Records. The album didn’t appear to generate much success. Her last musical appearance was on Masterboy’s 1991 single “I Need Your Love.”

After that, it seems as if Mendy Lee has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

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Mister McGee

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Mister McGee was a male R&B singer from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Fraternity Records.

In 1992, he released his only single “You’re What I’m Lookin For/Sue.” It’s unknown how or if it made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Mister McGhee has faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from him since.

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Rick Wes

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Rick Wes (born Craig Gendreau) was a former pop singer from the early ’90s. He was discovered by Maurice Starr (who was well known for working with groups such as New Edition, New Kids on the Block and Perfect Gentlemen). nsewIn 1990, Rick released his debut album “North, South, East and Wes” on Columbia Records. The album was a flop, failing to make the Billboard music charts at all.nsewsingledontchuwannarockEven “Entertainment Weekly” named Rick’s debut album the worst album of 1990. The title song and “Don’tchu Wanna Rock” were released as singles, but they failed to make the Billboard charts at all. possessionIn 1991, Rick released his sophomore album “Possession” which like his debut album flopped as well. After that, it seemed as if Rick had faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since.

To see the music video for “North, South, East and Wes,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpo2NcKcPwE

To see the music video for “Don’tchu Wanna Rock,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKNi_6-FEro

3 Shades Brown

3 Shades Brown were a 90s R&B\hip-hop trio that consisted of former Jesse Johnson backup singer, Kim Cage, rapper Christi Thornton and backup singer, Leah Johnson. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Interscope Records. In 1992, the trio released their only album, “Stronger Than Strong” which managed to peak at #98 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart in June of that same year.

They released only one single, “Nasty Bass” which went nowhere on the charts and after that, it seemed as if 3 Shades Brown has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Sexy Things You Do,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9y4n-8u9bA

To see a fan-made video for “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pccU1U1orQg

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Fight the Feeling,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z94g2iSdgs

To see a fan-made video for “It’s My Thang,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxTvwzdrIR4

4-Fun

4-Fun were a pop\R&B boy band from the 90’s. Not much information is given about them, but they released only one album on EastWest Records America.

In 1991, they released their debut album, “The Unbelievable Fun Boys” which failed to make the charts at all.

Their only single, “You Can’t Play Me” also flopped and after that, it seems as if 4-Fun has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see the music video for “You Can’t Play Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tQgk_SSM_A

The Gablz

The Gablz were an R&B trio from Los Angeles, California that consisted of members George Alston, Willie Cotton and Samuel Johnson.

Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Warner Bros. Records. In 1997, they released their self-titled debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

Their only single “Shookie Shookie (Gimme Some Of Your Sweet Cookie)” managed to peak at #94 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if the Gablz have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for “Shookie Shookie (Gimme Some Of Your Sweet Cookie),” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTovMBDSLlc

 

[updated on 08-17-12]

skillz

Skillz were a short-lived female R&B group from the 90’s that came and went as soon as they arrived on the music scene. The members consisted of Kim Jefferson, Dena Bacon, Charlotte Hardnett, Renita Maiden, and Dena Hardeman.

In 1995, they released their debut album “Promises” on Raging Bull Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

In November of that same year, their only single, “Just Fa My Man” peaked at #69 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

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

To see the music video for “Just Fa My Man,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5sH7NGinN0

 

[updated on 08\17\13]

Tammy Lucas

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Tammy Lucas was a dance/R&B singer-songwriter that started her singing career in the ’80s. She has written songs for artists such as the Gyrlz, Starpoint, Blackstreet, SWV, Frankie Knuckles and Andre De Lange.

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In 1986, she released the single “Hey Boy” on Supertronics Records. The song managed to peak at #18 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

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In 1992, Tammy was featured on Teddy Riley’s single “Is it Good to You” from the “Juice” movie soundtrack which peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.. She even co-wrote the song with Teddy.

Tammy made vocal appearances on songs by artists such as Guy, Starpoint, Heavy D. & the Boyz, Wreckx-N-Effect, A Tribe Called Quest, Noreaga, Guru, Cuban Link, Jeremy Sylvester, N.E.R.D., Blackstreet, Dirty South, and Heather B.

These days, it is unknown what Tammy Lucas is doing today. It appears she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Hey Boy,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jm-3SDEcTg

To see the music video for “Is it Good To You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtD1Agy1dtg

 

[updated on 08-17-13]

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