Saturday, October 27, 2012
According to information from E! News, police received a call about a pedestrian hit by a vehicle about 10:30pm last night. The driver of the vehicle called 911 for assistance.
Sadly, Natina was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center at 10:55pm. From the information I've heard, the driver of the car was determined not to be at fault and no charges are pending, but the investigation is ongoing.
Today, Blaque members Shamari Fears-DeVoe and Brandi Williams issued a joint statement stating:
"We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show. Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina's family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared."
Natina is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, whose father is rapper Kurupt. Tomorrow would've been Natina's 33rd birthday.
Rest in peace, Natina. You will be missed and never be forgotten.
In 1986, Ebo released his only solo album, "I'd Rather Be By Myself" on Domino Records. The title song managed to peak at #37 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
Sadly in 1993, Ebo passed away from bone cancer at the age of 43. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three brothers.
To see a fan-made video for "I'd Rather Be By Myself," go to:
After that, it seems as if Amuzement Park has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.
To see a fan-made video for "Groove Your Blues Away," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Do You Still Love Me," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "No," go to:
He moved from Trinidad to Europe in the early 70s with his father after his parents separated.
After spending time in boarding school, Haddaway moved to the United States to live with his mother.
He attended Eisenhower Junior High and Laurel High School in Laurel, Maryland. He graduated from Meade Senior High School in 1983 where was very active in the school's jazz, marching, symphonic, and stage bands.
While studying political science and history at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Haddaway performed at small engagements with a cover band called Chance.
In 1989, 24-year-old Haddaway returned to Europe and settled in Cologne, Germany where he played American football for the Cologne Crocodiles in the German Football League along with working as a choreographer, selling carpets and making music in his spare time.
In 1992, Haddaway got his big break when he was signed to German record label, Coconut Records.
In Germany, the song peaked at #2 on the Media Control Charts and is the 7th best-selling single of all time in Germany.
In the U.S., the song peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1993, #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart,#4 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, and #15 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
The song experienced a revival when it was featured on "Saturday Night Live" in the "Roxbury Guy" sketches starring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan. The sketches were later made into the 1998 film "A Night at the Roxbury" where the song was featured in the film and soundtrack.
In the U.S., the album charted at #111 on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
In the U.S., the song peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1994, #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #14 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.
The song charted moderately in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.
In the U.K., the song peaked at #9 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. In the U.S., the song peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart under the title, "Stir it Up\Rock My Heart."
The song also topped the charts in Finland and peaked at #9 on the Dutch Top 40 chart. The song was also moderately successful in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, France, and Ireland.
The song was also moderately successful in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, and Switzerland.
The exposure led to Haddaway scoring a moderate chart in Germany with the song, "Spaceman" where it peaked at #67 on the Media Control Charts.
These days, Haddaway continues to release music and perform live. He resides in Kitzbühel, Austria and has a home in Cologne, Germany.
To see the music video for "What is Love," go to:
To see the music video for "Life," go to:
To see the music video for "I Miss You," go to:
To see the music video for "Rock My Heart," go to:
To see the music video for "Fly Away," go to:
To see the music video for "Catch a Fire," go to:
To see the music video for "Lover Be Thy Name," go to:
To see the music video for "What About Me," go to:
To see the music video for "Who Do You Love," go to:
To see the music video for "Spaceman," go to:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
To see Soul Devine's MySpace page, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "I Go Wild," go to:
After that, nothing much was heard from Jabulani and it seems as if they have faded into obscurity.
To see a fan-made video for "Shine Your Light," go to:
In 1993, J. Quest met singer Lisa Lisa while in the studio with his manager and through her, he was introduced to producer, Junior Vasquez, who asked J. Quest to sing on several tracks on which he was working on.
Those two tracks later appeared on his debut album. A year later, J. Quest appeared on the movie soundtrack, "Jason's Lyric" with the song, "Up and Down."
After that, it seems as if J. Quest has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since.
To see the music video for "Anything," go to:
Quad City DJ's were a hip-hop\Miami bass\dance trio from Florida that consisted of Nathaniel "C.C. Lemonhead" Orange, Jimmy "Jay Ski" McGowan, and JeLana LaFleur.
C.C. Lemonhead and Jay Ski partnered up in 1992 during high school and were in a group called Chill Deal. During that time, they produced fellow music acts such as Three Grand and Icy J.
After Chill Deal broke up, they reformed as 95 South to create the hit song, "Whoot, There it Is" which was produced by C.C. and Jay, who then known as The Bass Mechanics. They also worked with music acts such as Dis-n-Dat and 69 Boyz. They later formed Quad City DJ's.
The song was ranked the #1 song of 1996 by Village Voice magazine and ranked as the 162nd best song of all time and 20th best on Acclaimedmusic.net. It was also used as the theme song for the movie, "High School High." The song has been remixed and played at various sporting events.
After that, not much was heard from them and it seems as if they've faded into obscurity.
To see the music video for "C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Summer Jam," go to:
To see the music video for "Space Jam," go to:
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Her mother is from Guyana and her father is from Barbados. Des'ree was introduced to reggae, calypso, and jazz music by her parents. She became interested in starting a music career following a two year trip to Barbados with her family when she was 11 years old.
In the UK., the song peaked at #20 on the UK Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. Two remixed versions charted on the UK Singles chart: the first at #14 in 1995 and the second at #10 in 1999. The song was also moderately successful internationally
The music video was nominated for "Best Female Video" at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost out to Madonna's "Take A Bow."
It was also featured in the end credits of the film "The Next Karate Kid." The success of the single made Des'ree's second album sell in excess of 2.5 million copies worldwide and led to an American tour with singer Seal in 1995.
The song was also successful in Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, and Australia. It also topped the charts in Spain.
In 1999, she was featured on Ladysmith Black Mombazo's cover version of Bill Withers' song, "Ain't No Sunshine" which managed to peak at #42 on the UK Singles chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.
In 1998, Des'ree's song, "Feel So High" was interpolated in Janet Jackson's song, "Got 'Til It's Gone" from her album, "The Velvet Rope" without due credit to her as a contributor which prompted a lawsuit. When the maxi-single was released in 2000, it lists Des'ree and Michael Graves as one of the writers of the song.
In 1999, Des'ree won a BRIT Award for the British Female Solo Artist category. She has won several awards including an Ivor Novello Award, World Music Award, Urban Music Award and a BMI Award for over 5 million plays of "You Gotta Be" in America alone.
Between 1999 and 2003, Des'ree studied photography, art and ceramics at the Camberwell College of Arts.
Despite not releasing any albums since 2003, Des'ree continues songwriting and performing for charities.
To see the music video for "You Gotta Be," go to:
To see the music video for "Feel So High," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Kissing You," go to:
To see the music video for "Life," go to:
To see the music video for "Fire," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "What's Your Sign," go to: