Category: 90’s


P-19

p-19P-19 was a hip-hop\rap group from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Tandem Records.
hundred percent dopeIn 1991, they released their only album “100% Dope Out the Ghetto”. It’s unknown how or if the album was successful at all.
mass confusionThe only single released from the album “Mass Confusion” failed to chart at all. After that, it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Mass Confusion,” go to:

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The Youngen was a male hip-hop rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Tandem Records.
hell to new schoolIn 1991, he released his debut album “Hell To the New School.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any charts at all.
big boo tThe only single released from the album “Big Boo ‘T'” didn’t appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if The Youngen has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Big Boo ‘T’,” go to:

7One 2 Men-E was a hip-hop\rap duo from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about them, but according to a comment from YouTube, they were from Tyler, Texas.
one 2 men eIn 1990, they released the cassette “Headed For the Top” which was recorded in Yakima, Washington. It’s unknown how or if it made any impact at all. After that, it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Where I Come From,” go to:

nquikkNic’ee Quikk (born Sha-ron Huling from the West Coast of the United States) was a female hip-hop rapper from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Miracle Records.
nquickIn 1992, Nic’ee released a mini-album called “Nic’ee’s Trickii”. It’s unknown how or if it made any impact on the charts at all.
bootycallA year later in 1993, she released the single “Booty Call.” After that, it seems as if Nic’ee Quikk has faded into obscurity. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

To see a fan-made video for “Nic’ee’s Trikki,” go to:

Shazzy

shazzyShazzy (born Sherry Raquel Marsh from Queens, New York) was a female hip-hop rapper from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Elektra Records.
attitudeIn 1990, she released her debut album “Attitude: A Hip-Hop Rapsody.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted, but it received moderate reviews from critics.

The two singles released from the album “Giggahoe” and “Keep it Flowin'” didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts at all.
ghettosburgIn 1994, it appears as if Shazzy was supposed to release her sophomore album “Ghettosburg Address”, but from the looks of it, it was never given an official release, but a promotional cassette was released (according to Discogs.com).

The title song and the song “Pass Anotha Bag” were released as singles, but didn’t chart at all. After that, it seems as if Shazzy has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see the music video for “Giggahoe,” go to:

To see the music video for “Keep it Flowin’,” go to:

To see the music video for “Ghettosburg Address,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Pass Anotha Bag,” go to:

Young Lay

young layYoung Lay (born Lathan Williams in 1975 in Vallejo, California) is a hip-hop gangsta rapper who began his career in the ’90s.
all about my fettiIn 1995, he was featured on the soundtrack to the film “New Jersey Drive” with the song “All About My Fetti” which peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.

During that same year and before releasing his debut album, Young Lay was shot at point blank range in the head while he was sitting in a car, leaving him comatose for several days. He survived the incident, but his assailant was never found.

In May of 1996 (a few weeks before the release of Young Lay’s debut album), his teenage girlfriend Daphne Boyden was murdered in her home and their newborn child, Le-Zhan was abducted. Due to suspected foul play in Daphne’s murder and Le-Zhan’s abduction, the case was featured on TV shows “Unsolved Mysteries” and “America’s Most Wanted.”
black n dangerousAlso in that same year, Young Lay released his debut album “Black N’ Dangerous” on Atlantic Records which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and #42 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
playah's modeHis follow-up single from his debut album “Playah’s Mode” was released, but didn’t make the charts at all.
unsolved mysteriesIn 1998, he released his sophomore album “Unsolved Mysteries” which was dedicated to his girlfriend and son. It’s unknown how or if the album made much impact. Young Lay was later sentenced to twelve years in prison for a 1999 armed robbery which apparently put his career on hold.

In November of 2002, his son Le-Zhan was found after an anonymous tip was called in which led to the arrest of one of Daphne’s murderers, Latasha Brown who was raising Le-Zhan as her own child. Latasha and her cousin, Ocianetta Williams were arrested for Daphne’s murder & Le-Zhan’s abduction.
don't get it twistedIn 2003, Young Lay released his third album “Don’t Get It Twisted” (apparently while still incarcerated). It’s unknown how much impact it made at all.
lifeline A year later in 2004, he released his fourth album “Young Lay Presents: Lifeline Original Soundtrack.” Like his previous album, it’s unknown how much impact it made at all.

In 2010, Young Lay was released from prison. In 2011, he released the song “True Religion” which also had a music video as well. Since then, not much has been heard from Young Lay and it appears as if he’s faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from him in quite some time.

To see the music video for “All About My Fetti,” go to:

To see the music video for “Playah’s Mode,” go to:

To see the music video for “True Religion,” go to:

Debelah Morgan

debelah morganDebelah Morgan (born on September 29, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan) is a female R&B singer from the ’90s and 2000s. She was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.

She wrote her first song when she was 8 years old and soon after that, she formed her own girl’s choir and served as their arranger. When she was 15 years old, Debelah was teaching gospel at the University of Arizona and also won Miss Teen Black Arizona.

Debelah later relocated to Los Angeles, California where she took home a silver medal in the NAACP international music competition. After that, she would sign with Atlantic Records.
debelahIn 1994, she released her debut album “Debelah” which didn’t appear to make the Billboard album charts at all.
take it easyThe lead single from the album “Take It Easy” peaked at #56 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
freeThe follow-up single, a cover version of Deniece Williams’ song “Free” peaked at #96 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
it's not overBy 1998, Debelah was signed to Motown Records and during that same year, she released her sophomore album “It’s Not Over.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
yesterdayThe first single “Yesterday” peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, #45 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, #30 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #28 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The follow-up singles from the album “I Love You” and a cover version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
dance with me singleBy the 2000s, Debelah was signed back to Atlantic Records and in July of 2000, she released the single “Dance With Me” which became her biggest hit to date.

The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #23 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, #9 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #27 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 25 weeks.

Internationally, the song was moderately successful in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Romania, Switzerland and New Zealand.
dance with meIn August of that same year, she released her third album “Dance With Me” which managed to peak at #35 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
i rememberThe follow-up single from the album “I Remember” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.

In 2001, Debelah was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Osmosis Jones” with the track “Why Did You Have to Be?” After that, not much was heard from her and it appeared as if she faded into obscurity.
light at end of tunnerBy 2005, it appeared as if Debelah became a gospel music artist and released the album “Light at the End of the Tunnel.”
worshipIn 2010, she released her latest album to date “Let The Worship In Champions Live 2”. These days, it’s unknown what Debelah’s up to these days and not much has been heard from her since 2010.

To see the music video for “Take It Easy,” go to:

To see a  fan-made video for “Free,” go to:

To see the music video for “Yesterday,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Love You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dance With Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Remember,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Why Did You Have to Be?,” go to:

kimberlyKimberly was a freestyle\dance singer from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to PKO Records.
misjudged loveIn 1990, she released her only single “Misjudged Love.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Kimberly has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Misjudged Love,” go to:

jason tomiJason Tomi was a freestyle\dance singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he released two singles on Ligosa Records & Unda’Ground Records.
Cry for LoveIn 1991, he released his debut single “Cry For Love.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.
tell me why i believed in uThree years later in 1994, Jason released his second single “Tell Me Why\I Believed in You” which also didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts.

After that, it seemed as if Jason faded into obscurity, but according to “The Underground of Diggin’ Freestyle” blog, he continues to do music under the name Jeison Tomi.

To see a fan-made video for “Cry For Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Tell Me Why,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Believed in You,” go to:

Equils-2

equils 2Equils-2 was a female freestyle\dance duo from the early ’90s that consisted of vocalists Debbie Mignogna Losada and Tonya Easton. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Tripodi Records.
bring you back to meIn 1991, they released the single “Bring You Back to Me.” It’s unknown how or if it charted at all. After that, it seems as if Equils-2 has faded into obscurity. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

To see a fan-made video for “Bring You Back to Me,” go to: