Where Are They Now: ’90’s R&B Groups

November 14, 2012 ‐ By Kendra Koger

Source: marathonmadrigal.blogspot.com


When the group, formerly known as “Forte” met Diddy in Atlanta, Georgia, they changed their name to 112 and became artists under the Bad Boy banner.  With their debut album named 112, released in 1996, they took listeners by storm with singles like:  “Only You,” and “Cupid” which I change the lyrics slightly to sing it to my daughter.

Once it ’90’s turned into the ’00’s, they continued to make music and was nominated for a Grammy for their song “Peaches and Cream” in 2001.  The group left Bad Boy and creative differences drove them to disband and start pursuing solo projects, but reunited under their own label One Twelve Music Group.  They officially reunited for a tour in 2012 and performed in sold out shows.


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  • jazzybelle

    “my boo” was ghost town djs… kp & envy was “shawty swing my way” source: #atlborn

  • JT

    I absolutely LOVE 112…all of their albums. There are quite a few songs of theirs that stay on repeat!

  • Solo40

    The three members were arrested but two were released after finding they had no knowledge of what their other brother was doing. Brian was the only one jailed.

  • Mrs. urban

    What happened to Ideal?

  • disquete

    So fun to read this. 112 remains a favorite. What about Shai? Az Yet?

  • clove8canela

    I loved Total’s first album. I think “Can’t You See” was the first song I played at least 1000x. I couldn’t get enough of it. And every time I’m out & hear “Candy Rain” that still takes me back. Loved this list!

  • Zeta03

    Yes, definitely do a part 2: Mokensteph, Voices, Kut Klose, City High, Koffee Brown, Ruff Endz, Zhane, etc!

  • nolimit_soldier

    Anybody remember a female group called “Gyrl” from the 90s?

    • breezy

      The title of their song escapes me now, but I can still remember the video with them in the club. That was my jam

  • Jay

    I appreciate what Madam Noire tries to do in talking about our lost 90’s R&B musicians, but there are all kinds of inaccuracies in most of these. For starters, Blaque’s second album was never released, so how could it go platinum?! They didn’t even talk about Taj from SWV almost winning “Survivor” a few years ago….i could go on and on. I just hope that in the future, if you’re going to do this, don’t be lazy about it and actually do some real research.

    • Mhhmmm

      Thank you. And state all the facts-Soul 4 Real still records music, have solo projects going, but unfortunately one brother is still serving time.

  • QueenNTheMaking

    This list needs a part 2..

  • candice fox

    changing faces??

    • Suchalady

      Allure, imajin, H-town…

      • Blue Juice

        I know a little about H-Town. The lead singer Dino was killed in a car accident with his pregnant fiance on 1/28/03 (Rip). Actually on 11/18, he would have shared his 38th birthday with his twin Shazam. Apparently, they (Shazam and GI) have an album called Child Support whose release date is on hold and yea thats all I know about H-Town.

  • amberfierce

    I miss 90s music

  • nay

    Where is 702

  • curlyk

    i’d really like to know what Another Bad Creation is up to.

  • jenn

    kp and envy sang shorty swing my way not my boo. i still listen to shorty swing my way on my ipod

    • Kendra Koger

      Sorry!! When I was typing it I was listening to “My Boo,” and meant to write “Shorty Swing My Way.” I also meant to tell everyone to peep a younger Polow da Don in the video in the “Shorty” video.

      • If you need a proof-reader/editor, I’ll do it! I love this site, but HATE the grammatical errors and overuse of slang.

  • NKontroLikeJanet

    112 can still get it! All day, Everyday! Especially that Part III album! That Q, Mike, Slim and Daron interlude!

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    • Native_Noir

      WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Co-Sign On that INTERLUDE!!!! Lawd you just got me hype! **Logging off to go dust off Part III**

    • clove8canela

      Amen! Why didn’t they make that a single?! We used to bump that 1 minute interlude on repeat!

  • IllyPhilly

    Just jamming out to my 90’s GG playlist! on deck -Jade