Category: 90’s


Young Black Teenagers

young-black-teenagersThe young Black Teenagers (or YBT) was a hip-hop\rap group from Long Island, New York that consisted of members DJ Skribble (born Scott Ialacci on October 10, 1968 in Queens, New York), Kamron (born Ron Winge), First Born, Tommy Never and ATA (whose real name is Rodney).

Despite the name of the group, neither of the members were black and their name was intended to be a tribute to the black culture that they were influenced by which had some people believe the name to be either ridiculous or offensive.

The group formed in 1989 and were supported by rap group Public Enemy & their producer Hank Shocklee, who signed them as the first act on his record label, SOUL (which stands for Sound of Urban Listeners) Records.
ybt-albumIn 1991, the Young Black Teenagers released their self titled debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
loud-hard-to-hitThe only single to chart from the album “Loud and Hard to Hit” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.

The follow-up singles from the album “Nobody Knows Kelli” (which was about TV character Kelly Bundy from the FOX network sitcom “Married…with Children”) and “To My Donna” (which was an attack on Madonna for using the rhythm track of Public Enemy’s song “Security of the First World” for her hit song “Justify My Love”) didn’t chart at all.

After the release of their debut album, Tommy Never left the group and the Young Black Teenagers were left with 4 members (with member A.T.A. contributing more vocally).
dead-enzIn 1993, the Young Black Teenagers released their sophomore (and last) album “Dead Enz Kidz Doin’ Lifetime Bidz” which peaked at #158 on the Billboard 200 and #56 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
tap-the-bottleThe first single “Tap the Bottle” became the group’s only hit song to date, peaking at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #73 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks).
roll-with-flavorThe follow-up single “Roll with the Flavor” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, but missed the Hot 100.

After that, the Young Black Teenagers were supposed to release their third album, but due to a conflict of interest with their producer and their management, it ended up being shelved and in 1994, the group disbanded.

These days, DJ Skribble is a resident DJ at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also appeared on various MTV shows, released several mix albums and has worked for radio stations Hot 97 and WKTU.

Kamron is the co-founder of the Marksmen in Manhattan, New York, producing music for television commercials, films, video games and artists such as Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Jill Scott and Jerry Wonder. He also works at the Geejam Studios as a senior audio engineer.

A.T.A. currently works as a manager and a clothing entrepreneur.

First Born is the owner of a tattoo shop called Ringleaderz Ink in Brooklyn, New York.

After Tommy Never left the group, he worked with Clivillés + Cole in The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. and these days, he runs a wealth management firm in New York.

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

To see the music video for “Loud and Hard to Hit,” go to:

To see the music video for “Roll with the Flavor,” go to:

To see the music video for “Nobody Knows Kelli,” go to:

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

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Xscape

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Xscape was a female R&B group from the ’90s that originally consisted of LaTocha (born on October 2, 1973 in College Park, Georgia) & Tamika (born on (born November 20, 1975 in College Park, Georgia) Scott, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (born Tameka Pope on July 14, 1975 in College Park, Georgia), Kandi Burruss (born on May 17, 1976 in College Park, Georgia) and Tamera Coggins-Wynn.

Tamika and LaTocha’s father, Reverend Randolf Scott was a member of R&B group Scott Three in the early 1970s & were trained by their father to sing at a young age. The Scott sisters sang in church and competed in talent shows in Georgia.

Tiny’s late father, Charles “Speedy” Pope and her late uncle, Joseph Pope formed the R&B group The Tams (which also features her brother, Redd, who released a solo album of his own in 1986).

During high school, the Scott sisters met Kandi, Tiny & Tamera and formed a music group. After Tamera Coggins left the group in 1991, it narrowed down to just LaTocha, Tamika, Kandi & Tiny.

Xscape was discovered by music producer Jermaine Dupri who immediately signed them to his then up & coming record label, So So Def. The group made their debut at Dupri’s birthday party in 1991.
just-kickin-itIn August of 1993, the group released their debut single “Just Kickin’ It” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making it their only highest appearance on the chart) and topped Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks, staying on the chart for 25 weeks.

It was also moderately successful in the United Kingdom, Australia & New Zealand. The song was later certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S., selling 900,000 copies and also earned them a Soul Train Music Awards nomination.
humminIn October of 1993, Xscape released her debut album “Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha” which peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and #3 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart. The album was critically & commercially successful and was certified Platinum within a year of its release.
understandingIn December of 1993, the second single from the album “Understanding” became the group’s second number-one R&B hit, topping the chart for 2 weeks, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. It also peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #24 in New Zealand.
love-on-my-mindIn January of 1994, the third single “Love on My Mind” peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. It also peaked at #54 on the U.K. Singles chart.
tonightThe last single released from the album “Tonight” (which was released in April of 1994) peaked at #59 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks, but missed the Hot 100. Another song from the album “Is My Loving in Vain” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.

During 1994, Xscape appeared in an episode of “Beverly Hills 90210” and appeared on the soundtrack to the film “The Mask.” In 1995, the group was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Panther” on the track “Freedom” (which featured various female R&B artists).
feels-so-goodIn June of 1995, Xscape released the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album “Feels So Good” which peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. It also peaked at #34 on the U.K. Singles chart.
off-the-hookIn July of that same year, they released their sophomore album “Off the Hook” which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The album was later certified platinum by the RIAA.
who-can-i-run-toThe second single from the album, a cover version of The Jones Girls’ song “Who Can I Run To” peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart for a week, staying on the chart for 26 weeks. The song would become Xscape’s last number-one hit to date as a group.
do-you-want-to-cant-hangThe last single released from the album “Can’t Hang” (featuring rapper MC Lyte)/”Do You Want To” peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
keep-onIn 1996, Xscape was featured on MC Lyte’s song “Keep On Keepin’ On” which was successful on the pop and R&B charts. A year later, they were featured on soundtracks to the films “Soul Food” and “Love Jones.” They were also featured on the remix to Mariah Carey’s song “Always Be My Baby.”
arms-of-one-who-loves-youIn February of 1998, the group released the single “The Arms of the One Who Loves You” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks & was certified Gold by the RIAA. During that same month, they were featured on R&B group Ol Skool’s song “Am I Dreaming.”
traces-of-lipstickAfter three years since the release of their previous album, Xscape released their last studio album “Traces of My Lipstick” in May of 1998 which peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
little-secretIn July of 1998, the second single from the album “My Little Secret” peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks, becoming Xscape’s last single to reach the top 10 on both music charts.
softest-place-on-earthThe last single released from the album “Softest Place on Earth” peaked at #111 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #28 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.

After their third album was released, LaTocha left the group to pursue a solo career which caused the group to go on hiatus although they would later reunite & appeared on the soundtracks to the films “Hardball” & “Big Momma’s House” and were also featured on rapper Lil Bow Wow’s song “Bounce With Me” before going on hiatus again.
one-night-standIn 1999, LaTocha was featured on R&B singer J-Shin’s song “One Night Stand” which was moderately successful. She recorded a solo album called “Solo Flight 404”, but it doesn’t look like it was given an official release (although some copies appear on the Internet).

After the group first went on hiatus, Kandi began focusing on songwriting & music production. In 1999, she and Tiny teamed up together to score TLC’s number-one hit song “No Scrubs.” She would later go on to write songs for Destiny’s Child and Pink. She is also responsible for discovered R&B music act Jagged Edge.

In 2000, Kandi became the first African-American woman to win the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’s Songwriter of the Year award (which was given to her songwriting credits on “No Scrubs” and Destiny’s Child’s song “Bills, Bills, Bills”).
hey-kandiDuring that same year, she released her first solo album “Hey Kandi” which featured her most successful solo single to date “Don’t Think I’m Not” (which peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100).
whats-upIn 2005 (after a five-year hiatus), LaTocha and Tamika reunited with Tiny and new member Kiesha Miles to record a new album called “Unchained” and a new single called “What’s Up” was released, but due to lack of promotion from the record label, it was never released and by 2009, it appeared as if Xscape officially disbanded.

These days, LaTocha is still continuing with her solo career and in 2013, she was featured on the TV One network reality series “R&B Divas: Atlanta.” According to research, it appears that LaTocha is working on a new album which has yet to be released.

Meanwhile, her sister Tamika has continued to perform music and is also an actress, appearing in Tyler Perry plays such as “Meet the Browns” and “What’s Done in the Dark”. She also written & produced four songs for Tyler Perry’s film “Daddy’s Little Girl” and the title song to the film “Why Did I Get Married.” Currently, she is touring in a gospel stage play called “Shh Please Don’t Tell.”
kandi-koatedKandi has continued to write & co-write songs for various artists such as Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, *NSYNC, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Faith Evans. As of 2009, she stars on the Bravo network reality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. In 2010, she released her second solo album “Kandi Coated”.

Along with her music career, Kandi has also appeared on television series such as “Single Ladies,” “Let’s Stay Together” and “Chef Roblé & Co.” She has also been given several spin-off series such as “The Kandi Factory”, “Kandi’s Wedding” and “Kandi’s Ski Trip.” She also has her own sex toy company called Bedroom Kandi and formed a “sex & relationship” web series on Ustream called “Kandi Koated Nights” in 2011.

Currently, Kandi resides in Atlanta with her husband, Todd Tucker, her two daughters Kaela & Riley and her son, Ace.

As for Tiny, she still continues to be active in the entertainment business. She is married to rapper T.I. (whom she married in July of 2010) and they have three children with together: sons King & Major and daughter Heiress. In 2007, her daughter, Leyah was stillborn at 6 months. Tiny also has an older daughter named Zonnique from a previous relationship and three stepchildren through her marriage to T.I.

In December of 2011, Tiny and T.I.’s reality show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (which focuses on the lives of T.I. and Tiny along with their family) premiered on the VH1 network and as of 2015, the show has aired for 5 seasons.

To see Kandi Burruss’ official website, go to:
http://kandionline.com

To follow LaTocha Scott on Twitter, go to:

To follow Tamika Scott on Twitter, go to:

To follow Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on Twitter, go to:

To see the music video for “Just Kickin’ It,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Love on My Mind,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Feels So Good,” go to:

To see the music video for “Who Can I Run To,” go to:

To see the music video for “Do You Want To,” go to:

To see the music video for “Can’t Hang,” go to:

To see the music video for “My Little Secret,” go to:

To see the music video for “The Arms Of the One Who Loves You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Softest Place on Earth,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What’s Up,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Is My Living in Vain,” go to:

Fierce

fierceFierce was a female British R&B trio from London, England whose members consisted of Chantal Alleyne, Aisha Peters and Sabrina Weathers.
right-here-right-nowIn 1999, they released their debut (and only) album “Right Here Right Now” which peaked at #27 on the UK Albums chart.
right-here-right-now-singleThe title song peaked at #25 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their first appearance on the chart.
dayz-like-thatThe second single from the album “Days Like That” fared better on the charts, peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
so-longThe third single from the album “So Long” managed to peak at #15 on the U.K. Singles chart.
fierce-sweet-loveThe last single released from the album, a cover version of Anita Baker’s 1986 hit song “Sweet Love” titled “Sweet Love 2K” peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it Fierce’s highest chart appearance and biggest hit to date.

By 2000, Fierce had disbanded. Since then, Aisha Peters has gone on to pursue a solo music career. In 2011, she released a song called “I Wanna Love You” on CDBaby. She also works as a vocal coach in London.

As for Chantal Alleyne and Sabrina Weathers, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Right Here Right Now,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dayz Like That,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Sweet Love 2K,” go to:

Domino

dominoDomino (born Shawn Antoine Ivy in 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a male hip-hop rapper who first gained success on the music charts in the 1990s. In the early ’90s, he was a member of gangsta rap group Blood & Crips.
getto-jamIn 1993, Domino released his debut single “Getto Jam” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks) and topped Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart. It also charted at #4 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song sold over 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 5, 1994.
domino-93In December of that same year, he released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #39 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. In March of 1994, it was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Although his debut album was well-received by critics, it was believed that Domino had stolen rapper Snoop Dogg (who was called Snoop Doggy Dogg back then) style.
sweet-potatoe-pieThe follow-up single from the album “Sweet Potatoe Pie” peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #12 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #13 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

Two more singles from the album “Money is Everything” and “Long Beach Thang” were released, but didn’t make the charts.
tales-from-hoodIn 1995, Domino was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Tales From the Hood” with the title track which managed to peak at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #51 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
physical-funk-albumA year later in June of 1996, Domino released his sophomore album “Physical Funk” which peaked at #152 on the Billboard 200 and #34 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. By the time his next album was released, Domino’s popularity began to wane.
physical-funk-singleThe title song peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 (becoming Domino’s last chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date), #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #46 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
so-flyThe second single released from the album “So Fly” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #64 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

In 1997, Domino released two albums “The World of Dominology” and “Domino’s in the House”, but neither album appeared to gain a lot of attention or made the Billboard charts at all.
remember-meIn 1999, he released his fifth album “Remember Me” which also didn’t appear to generate a lot of success either.
d-freaked-itIn 2001, Domino released his sixth album “D-Freaked It” which missed the Billboard 200, but peaked at #95 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.
like-thatThe only single from the album to chart was “Like That” which managed to peak at #112 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #88 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 6 weeks.
dominationAfter that, not much was heard from Domino until 2004 when he released his seventh album “Domination” which flopped, failing to make any impact on the charts at all.
get-it-rightThese days, it appears as if Domino is still active in the music business. He released his latest album “Get It Right” in 2014.

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

To see the music video for “Sweet Potatoe Pie,” go to:

To see the music video for “Money is Everything,” go to:

To see the music video for “Long Beach Thang,” go to:

To see the music video for “Tales From the Hood,” go to:

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

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

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

Too Much Trouble

too-much-troubleToo Much Trouble were a gangsta rap music group from Houston, Texas that consisted of members Drunk D, Ghetto MC, Bar-None (real name John Vanbibber) and DJ Bad News (real name Tracy Howze) & were known for their extremely violent and misogynistic lyrics.

The group was nicknamed “The Baby Geto Boys” after their labelmates, hip-hop group the Geto Boys.
bringing-hell-on-earthIn 1992, Too Much Trouble released their debut album “Bringing Hell on Earth” on the Rap-A-Lot Records label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all. Even though the album’s content was viewed by some listeners as powerful, others found it to be clichéd and redundant & also extremely disturbing.
fugitives-on-the-runThe only single released from the album was “Fugitives On The Run” which was released promotionally, but it’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts.
players-choiceA year later in 1993, the group released their sophomore album “Player’s Choice” which also failed to make any album charts at all.
family-worse-enemyDuring that same year, they released the single “Family Can Be Your Worst Enemy” which didn’t make the charts at all.
too-much-weightIn 1997, Too Much Trouble released their last album to date “Too Much Weight”, but after the album flopped, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity.

It’s unknown what the other members of the group are up to, but on June 14, 2013, Ghetto MC passed away from kidney failure.

To see the music video for “Fugitives on the Run,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Family Can Be Your Worst Enemy,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Take the P***y” (from their debut album), go to:

ellie-campbellEllie Campbell was a  female British pop singer from the late ’90s\early 2000s.
sweet-liesAfter winning a GMTV contest to find a new singer, in 1998, Ellie released her debut single “Sweet Lies” which peaked at #42 on the U.K. Singles chart.
so-many-waysIn August of 1999, she released her follow-up single “So Many Ways” which peaked at #26 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming her only hit song on the chart to date. The song also charted at #84 in the Netherlands.
dont-want-you-backEllie’s third single “Don’t Want You Back” peaked at #50 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted at #44 in Australia.
ellie-albumIn 2001, she released her debut album “Ellie” which failed to chart in the U.K., but managed to peak at #192 in Australia.
youre-no-goodThe fourth single was supposed to be a cover version of Dee Dee Warwick’s song “You’re No Good”, but after the album flopped, the plans to release the single were shelved despite the fact that a music video for the song was released. The single did get a release in the United States, but it failed to chart.

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

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

To see the music video for “So Many Ways,” go to:

To see the music video for “Don’t Want You Back,” go to:

To see the music video for “You’re No Good,” go to:

Lolly

lollyLolly (born Anna Shantha Kumble on June 27, 1978 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England) is a female British pop singer\actress who scored a couple of moderate hits on the UK Singles chart during the late ’90s\early 2000s.
viva-la-radioBefore starting her pop music career, Lolly worked as a model. In 1999, she released her debut single “Viva La Radio” which peaked at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
mickeyHer follow-up single, a cover version of Toni Basil’s song “Mickey” peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to peak at #14 on the music charts in Ireland.
my-first-albumIn September of 1999, Lolly released her debut album “My First Album” which peaked at #21 on the U.K. Albums chart.
bboysdontcryrockinrobinThe last single released from the album “Big Boys Don’t Cry” / “Rockin’ Robin” peaked at #10 on the U.K. Singles chart.
per-sempre-amoreIn July of 2000, Lolly’s single “Per Sempre Amore (Forever In Love)” peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
pick-and-mixIn September of that same year, she released her sophomore album “Pick ‘n’ Mix” which failed to chart on the U.K. Albums chart.
girls-just-wanna-have-funThe follow-up single from the album, a cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After the release of her last album, Lolly left her record label and began working as a television presenter, working for the BBC on programs such as “Xchange” and was a stand-in for the kids’ show “Toonattik”.

In later years, Lolly has performed in stage productions and various pantomines in the United Kingdom such as “Starlight Express”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Peter Pan.” In December of 2012, she appeared in “Jack and the Beanstalk in Weymouth.”

These days, it appears as if Lolly continues to perform in the United Kingdom and also has two children as well.

To follow Lolly on Twitter, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Viva La Radio,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Big Boys Don’t Cry\Rockin’ Robin,” go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/…/x288tz4_lolly-big-boys-don-t-cry_music

To see a fan-made video for “Per Sempre Amore,” go to:

To see the music video for “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” go to:

Yaki-Da

yaki-daYaki-Da were a Swedish female pop duo that consisted of singers Linda Schönberg and Marie Knutson. They were formed by music producer & Ace of Base band member, Jonas “Joker” Berggren.

Originally, Jonas wanted to write & produce material for a solo female artist project, but after meeting Marie and Linda, the project became a female duo project.
prideIn 1995, the duo released their debut album “Pride” which charted on the album charts in Sweden at #37 and Norway at #2.
i-saw-you-dancingTheir debut single “I Saw You Dancing” peaked at #7 in Norway and #32 in Sweden. In the United States, it peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Songs chart.

The only other charting single from the album “Show Me Love” peaked at #16 in Norway while the other two singles “Pride of Africa” and “Deep in the Jungle” did not.
small-step-for-loveIn 1998, Yaki-Da released their sophomore album “A Small Step for Love” which received a very limited release in Korea and Europe.

The lead single released from the album “I Believe” flopped and so did their follow-up single “If Only the World”.

By 2000, the duo had disbanded. These days, it seems as if both Linda and Marie have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “Show Me Love,” go to:

To see the music video for “Pride of Africa,” go to:

To see the music video for “Deep in the Jungle,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “If Only the World,” go to:

m-c-latinaM.C. Latina was a female hip-hop artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Heat Wave Records.
r-5232221-1396461848-1311In 1993, she released her only album to date “Get To You.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Two of her songs “Dance to the Music” and “Your Boyfriend’s a Freak” was featured on a promotional 12-inch single (which also features Dr. Dre and the World Class Wreckin’ Cru’s song “House Calls”) that was released during that same year.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Your Boyfriend’s a Freak,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dance to the Music,” go to:

Kakko

kakkoKakko (born Kakko Suzuki on September 23, 1969 in Osaka, Japan) was a Japanese female pop singer from the early ’90s.

When she was 17 years old, Kakko attended an American school in Kobe, Japan where she was discovered by a scout from CBS Records. She later moved to the United Kingdom where she attended a music school in London before attracting the attention of music producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
we-should-be-dancingIn 1990, she released her debut single “We Should Be Dancing” which flopped, peaking at #101 on the U.K. Singles chart.
what-kind-of-foolHer follow-up single “What Kind of Fool” (which was produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman) also failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

In 1991, Kakko returned to Japan and began working under the stage name “Anju Suzuki” and since then, she has appeared in television dramas & commercials in Japan.

To see the music video for “We Should Be Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What Kind of Fool,” go to: