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The W.I.S.E. Guyz
The W.I.S.E. Guyz was a hip-hop music group from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Atlantic Records and two of the members consisted of Dwayne Simon & Lorenzo Grooms.
eF yoU eN Kay E

In 1989, the group released their debut album “eF yoU eN Kay E.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the charts at all.
time for peaceThe first single “Time For Peace” didn’t appear to chart, but the music video received some airplay on RockAmerica.
If My Pillow Could TalkThe follow-up single “If My Pillow Could Talk” also flopped and after that, it appeared as if the W.I.S.E. Guyz disbanded.

Since then, Dwayne Simon has written songs for artists such as LL Cool J, TLC, Blaque, Nick Cannon, Kid Rock, Amanda Blank and Kristinia DeBarge.

Lorenzo Grooms has also written songs for artists such as Gina Thompson and Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap. As for the other members, it’s unknown what they are currently up to.

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

To see a fan-made video for “If My Pillow Could Talk,” go to:

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The 411
The 411 were an English female R&B group from London, England whose members originally consisted of Carolyn Owlett, Tanya Boniface, Tisha Martin and Susie Furlonger. The group took their name from Mary J. Blige’s 1992 album “What’s the 411?”
on my kneesIn May of 2004, they released their first single “On My Knees” which peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to reach the top 30 in Australia.
dumbIn August of that same year, they released their follow-up single “Dumb” which became their only highest charting song to date, peaking at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart.
between the sheetsOn November 22, 2004, the 411 released their debut and only album “Between the Sheets” which peaked at #46 on the U.K. Albums chart. The album was certified Silver in December of 2004.
teardropsThe last single released from the album “Teardrops” peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In 2005, the 411 disbanded, but in 2007, they reformed under the name Sunshyne with two new members after Susie Furlonger quit the group a few months before. They soon changed their name back to the 411 and Susie was replaced by Nuala Farrelly.

In 2008, Tisha Martin announced on her MySpace account that the group had broken up again, but the members still remained friends and they would possibly release new material in the near future, but as of 2018, it has not happened.

These days, Susie Furlonger works as a backing vocalist and has worked with various artists such as Paloma Faith, Bonnie Tyler, James Ingram, Deniece Williams, Freda Payne, Billy Paul, Leona Lewis and Julio Iglesias. She also tours with David Gest.

Carolyn Owlett is the co-director of a broadcast media agency called CleanFeed Media in East London. She has also written articles for “Marie Claire” magazine and worked as a television presenter.

Tisha Martin became an actress, appearing in various shows on British television during the 2000s. It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days.

Nuala Farrelly has danced and appeared in various musicals, films and commercials.

Tanya Boniface is married to R&B singer Peabo Bryson and works as a waxing specialist in Atlanta, Georgia.

To see the music video for “On My Knees,” go to:

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

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

KMD

kmdKMD (which stands for “Kausing Much Damage” or “A Positive Kause in a Much Damaged Society”) was a hip-hop music trio from the early ’90s.

The trio originally consisted of rapper\producer Zev Love X (born Daniel Dumile in London, England), his younger brother DJ Subroc (born Dingilizwe Dumile) and rapper Rodan. The three of them were Black Muslims that were active in the Allah Ansaar community.

They formed the group in 1988 in Long Island, New York and first started off as a graffiti crew which also practiced breakdance. Rodan left the group to finish up high school and was replaced by member Onyx the Birthstone Kid (born Alonzo Hodge).

MC Serch (member of the hip-hop group 3rd Bass) met KMD at community functions and recruited them to appear on 3rd Bass’ track “The Gas Face” (from their album “The Cactus Album”). The trio’s guest appearance on 3rd Bass’ album attracted the attention of A&R executive Dante Ross who signed them to a record deal with Elektra Records.
mr hoodIn 1991, KMD released their debut album “Mr. Hood” which peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album heavily sampled old children’s TV shows and recordings.

The first single from the album “Peachfuzz” peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, making it their only highest charting single to date. The follow-up single “Who Me?” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
bbIn 1993, KMD began recording their follow-up album called “Black Bastards.” The content of the album was different from their previous one as it contained songs centered on drinking, sex and drugs. Onyx the Birthstone Kid left the group during the recording sessions and his verse was taken off the track “Plumskinzz.”

Before the “Black Bastards” album was scheduled to be released, Subroc died in a car accident. Not long after that, Elektra Records dropped KMD from their label. The album’s titled & cover art was too controversial for the label; Zev Love X created the cover art which consisted of a Sambo caricature being hanged in a game of hangman.

Elektra Records instructed Dante Ross to give Zev Love X the master tapes for the “Black Bastards” album and $20,000 as incentive to leave the label. KMD’s sophomore album was heavily bootlegged until 2001 when it was given a formal release by the Readyrock Records record label.

After KMD came to an end, Zev Love X left the music scene until 1997 when he reemerged as hip-hop artist MF Doom where he continues to be active in the music business today.
0ee17e12ee2a3ed833ff9736556e4efc.1000x1000x1In August of 2017, MF Doom released a new KMD track called “True Lightyears” featuring artist Jay Electronica as the first single of an upcoming album called “Crack in Time.”

As for Onyx the Birthstone Kid, it’s unknown what he’s up to these days and it appears as if he has faded into obscurity.

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

To see the music video for “Who Me?,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What A N***y Knows” (from their “Black Bastards” album), go to:

tucka da huntamanTucka Da Huntaman (whose real name is Kevin Tucker) is a male hip-hop rapper from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Profile Records.
da hunt is onIn 1995, he released the single “Da Hunt Is On/Watch Your Back,” but it didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.

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

To see the music video for “Watch Your Back,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Da Hunt is On,” go to:

MC Rell & The HouserockersMC Rell & The Houserockers were a hip-hop music act from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but they were signed to the PolyGram Records label.
into the futureIn 1989, MC Rell & The Houserockers released their debut and only album “Into the Future.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The only singles released from the album, the title song and “Life of An Entertainer” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if MC Rell & The Houserockers have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from since the ’80s.

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

To see the music video for “Life of An Entertainer,” go to:

france joliFrance Joli (born on February 2, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a female pop\disco singer who rose to fame in the late ’70s.

As a young child, France began performing for her relatives, lip-syncing Barbra Streisand songs while handling a skipping rope like a microphone. By the age of 6, she had appeared on television.

When she was 11 years old, France left public school to be tutored at home so she could focus on her career where she regularly appeared in television commercials and talent shows. At the age of 13, an acquaintance of France’s suggested that she meet up with a musician named Tony Green who approached France backstage after one of his concerts.

Tony didn’t take France seriously and according to him, “To get rid of her I [told] her to keep in touch.” Another source says that France visited Tony’s house to sing for him and that Tony first heard France singing from the audience at a “end of school year” show in 1978.

The next day, Tony wrote the song “Come to Me” for France. When the producer that Tony originally comissioned to record France indicated a desire to develop her as a Francophone singer, Tony took over the production duties for her. The tracks that France made with Green were picked up by the Prelude Records label.

fjoliOn April 17, 1979, France’s self-titled debut album was released. The album would eventually peak at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The song “Come to Me” received popularity after France performed it on July 7, 1979 as a last-minute replacement for Donna Summer at a concert that was held on Fire Island before an audience of five thousand people.

come to me“Come to Me” became a hit on the charts, topping Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart (along with the tracks “Don’t Stop Dancing” and “Playboy”) for 3 weeks.

The song also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and managed to peak at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart. Another track from the album “Don’t Stop Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
tonightIn 1980, France released her sophomore album “Tonight” which peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The lead single “The Heart to Break the Heart\Feel Like Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Music\Club Play Singles chart.
this time
The follow-up single “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)” flopped, peaking at #103 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
now
In 1981, France released her third album “Now!” The album (which was produced by Ray Reid & William Anderson from R&B\funk music group Crown Heights Affair) failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
gonna get over you
The lead single from the album “Gonna Get Over You” peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
your good lovin
The follow-up single “Your Good Lovin’ / Can We Fall in Love Again” peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

During that same year, France was the opening act for The Commodores during their American tour. She would later leave Prelude Records and sign with Epic Records.
attitudeIn 1983, France released her fourth album (and first on Epic Records) “Attitude.” Like her previous album, it didn’t make any impact on the Billboard 200 chart.
girl in the 80sThe first single from the album “Girl in the 80’s/Standing in the Shadows of Love” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
blue eyed technologyThe follow-up single “Blue Eyed Technology” didn’t fare so well on the charts, peaking at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
party lightsIn 1984, France performed the song “Party Lights” (which was released as a single in Japan) at the Yahama Music Festival and won the Grand Prix.
witch of loveIn 1985, she released her fifth album “Witch of Love” which was produced by George Duke. The album didn’t make the Billboard 200 charts at all.
does he danceThe only single released from the album “Does He Dance” peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and received some airplay in Canada.

After that, France left Epic Records and spent the next 10 years focusing on performing instead of recording music.
touchIn 1996, France reunited with Tony Green and released the single “Touch” on the Popular Records label. The song managed to peak at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and became a regional hit in the New York tri-state area.
breakawayA follow-up single “Breakaway” was released, but didn’t generate a lot of success on the charts.
if you love meIn 1998 (thirteen years after the release of her last album), France released her sixth album “If You Love Me” on the Monogram Entertainment Network record label.
hallelujahThese days, France continues to perform and in 2012, she released a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah.”

To see France Joli’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/thefrancejoli/

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

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Let Go,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Stop Dancing,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Heart to Break the Heart,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)”, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Gonna Get Over You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Your Good Lovin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Can We Fall in Love Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Girl in the ’80s,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Blue Eyed Technology,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Does He Dance,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Save Me” (from her album “If You Love Me”), go to:

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

Semaj And The N Crowd

groove meSemaj and the N Crowd was a hip-hop music artist from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but he was signed to the Basement Flava Records label.

In 1992, he released his only single “Groove Me.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “This Time” (the b-side of the “Groove Me” single), go to:

funky diamondsFunky Diamonds were a German dance\pop music girl group from the ’90s. From 1993 to 1996, the group was originally a dance group and were even background dancers for DJ BoBo.

The original line-up consisted of Simone “Mo” Peter, Diethilde “Dee Dee” Gomes, Indra Zimmerman, Sibel Dugan and Yvonne “Y” Spath. After Sibel was injured in a car accident, she left the group and was replaced by Kira Lingenberg.
bad girlsIn 1996, the group released their debut single “Bad Girls,” but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.
i know that you want meIn 1997, their second single “I Know That You Want Me” peaked at #68 on the music charts in Germany, making it their only charting single to date.
funky diamonds albumDuring that same year, the Funky Diamonds released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #24 on the album charts in Germany and was certified Gold in Japan.

The follow-up singles from the album “It’s My Game” and “Get It On” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

In August of 1997, the Funky Diamonds performed at the Summer Open Air Tour in Berlin, Germany along with other artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter and Nana.

In 1998, they released three singles “It’s All About You,” “Get Funky Go Sista” and “Night Fever” (which was only released in Japan), but it’s unknown how much impact any of those singles made on the chart.
diamonds are forever
In 1999, the Funky Diamonds released their second and last album to date “Diamonds Are Forever.” During that same year, Kira Lingenberg had left the group.
i wanna have
Their last single release to date “I Wanna Have” didn’t chart at all and by December of 1999, the group had disbanded.

Yvonne Spath went on to work as a television presenter and continue to work as a dancer for artists such as Billy Crawford, Kai Tracid, Loona and Sarah Connor (since 2002). These days, she resides in Munich and moderates a broadcast for a radio station on Saturday nights.

Dee Dee Gomes works as television presenter for sports channel DSF.

Simone Peter continued her dancing career for bands such as Cordalis, Captain Jack and Master Boy. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

Kira Lingerberg runs her own Pilates studio in Berlin.

Indra Zimmerman attempted to start a solo career of her own, but it didn’t appear to pan out. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

As for Sibel Dugan, it’s also unknown what she is currently up to these days as well.

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

To see the music video for “I Know That You Want Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “It’s My Game,” go to:

To see the music video for “Get It On,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “It’s All About You,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “Get Funky Go Sista,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Wanna Have,” go to:

N-Tyce

n-tyceN-Tyce were an R&B\pop girl group from London, England that consisted of members Ario Obubore, Chantal Kerzner, Donna Studds and M’Chelle Robinson. The group was signed to the Telestar Records label.
hey djIn 1997, the group released their debut single “Hey DJ! (Play That Song)” which peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart.
we come to partyTheir follow-up single “We Come to Party” fared better on the charts, peaking at #12 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was released as their debut single in the United States, but it didn’t appear to generate a lot of success there.
telefunkinIn 1998, N-Tyce released the single “Telefunkin'” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
all day every dayIn June of that same year, the group released their debut and only album “All Day Every Day” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the album was released promotionally.
boom boomThe last single from the album “Boom Boom” peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their last chart appearance to date.

In July of 1998, N-Tyce was one of the opening acts for *NSYNC’s concert tour “NSYNC in Concert.” By 1999, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity, but according to research, N-Tyce had reportedly planned on reuniting in 2011 along with releasing a new album, but it’s unknown if those plans ever happened.

These days, it’s unknown what the members of N-Tyce are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see the music video for “Hey DJ! (Play That Song),” go to:

To see the music video for “We Come to Party,” go to:

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

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

B-Mad

B-Mad
B-Mad was a hip-hop music act from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Circle Jam Records label.
Outta-BedrockIn 1994, they released their only album “Outta-Bedrock” on cassette. It’s unknown how or if the album generated any success.

After that, it seems as if B-Mad has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been from them since the ’90s.

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Fillies Forever Freaking,” go to:

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