The duo met in high school and after graduating, they moved to California, hoping to become successful. After meeting MC Hammer, Terrance became a back-up rapper for him which lead to a record deal with Capitol Records.
In 1990, they released their debut album “Drop the Axxe” which peaked at #51 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The duo released their first single “Turntable Genius” which failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
The second single from the album “Up With Hope, Down With Dope” peaked at #77 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
The last single from the album “Midnite Lover” (featuring B Angie B) peaked at #58 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the hart for 11 weeks, becoming One Cause One Effect’s highest chart appearance on the R&B chart to date.
Later on, Treasure extensively worked with MC Hammer protegees, Oaktown 3-5-7 on their sophomore album, co-writing songs & providing backup vocals. Terrance and Treasure eventually left the music business & went their separate ways.
Terrance moved back to Meridian where he works as an occasional music producer & a water meter reader. Treasure moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she works as an assistant English professor and a published poet.
To see the music video for “Up With Hope, Down With Dope,” go to:
To see the music video for “Midnite Lover,” go to: