Where Are They Now: ’90s R&B Groups, Part Deux

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January 2, 2013 ‐ By Kendra Koger

Hello wonderful Readers!  As you all know, Kendra is nothing else if she isn’t dedicated to making you all happy.  So, when I’m not talking in third person (which I just did on the fly, weird experience, but Kendra digs) I try to find ways to make you all smile.  When I did the first 90s Where Are They Now, QueenNTheMaking said:  “This list needs a part 2,” and Queenie, I’m hear to abide.  Here are SOME of the groups that you requested (seeing that some of the others have been covered on this site already, and someone broke down “H-Town’s” fate in the comment section).

All right, let’s get to it!

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702

A Youtube commenter said:  “Before there was swag, there was steelo,” and how right they were.  The group 702 who hailed from Las Vegas came on the scene in 1996 after being discovered by Sinbad, mentored by Michael Bivins, and had a few member changes hit the scene hard with songs like “Steelo,” “Get it Together,” and “Where My Girls At.”

In 2001, the group took an hiatus and Kameelah Williams decided to go the solo route.  She sang background for people like Faith Evans and Missy, and she wrote a few tracks for Faith on her Faithfully album.  When Kameelah left, she was replaced by Cree Lamore and the newly formed group performed a single from the Pootie Tang soundtrack.  In 2003 Kameelah came back from touring with other artists and they gave Cree the boot, and released the album Star, that placed on the Billboard R&B charts.  But in 2008, original member, Orish Grinstead, the twin sister to Irish Grinstead sadly died of kidney failure.

In 2010, Kameelah announced on her twitter that she was working on a solo album, she performed in a SWV tribute concert in honor of Coco’s birthday at BB King’s,  Oh, and she also had a child with Musiq Soulchild and the two have been together for 3 years.  She’s still cool with the girls (who have been relatively quiet since their last album), but don’t look for a reunion anytime soon.  Check out Meelah’s own thoughts in an interview she conducted with Linezofblow.com.

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  • BBBEE25TEE

    I downloaded Iesha a month ago. This list definitely took me back. Good to see that the ladies from Changing Faces and Kut Klose still looking good. My song was Get Up On It and I Like from Kut Klose. 40 may be the new 20 after all. I love Kameelah’s voice from 702. Get It Together and This Lil’ Game We Play (Subway feat. 702) were my songs.

  • lrobinson6

    mila j must be jhene aiko’s sister huh.

  • Sweet

    Wow…..How can you possibly do a 90s recap article without mentioning BROWNSTONE! I was very excited about the article, and the artists mentioned were interesting, but BROWNSTONE should be here. Come on people, this is elementary!

    • BBBEE25TEE

      And Jade too.

  • Jaynicia

    You missed Jade…that’s the only issue I have with the article…other than that, it was a great read…

    • Antonia

      thats in part 1

      • Jaynicia

        Oh…thanks!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/complexsimplicity1 Ryan Leslie

    This article was amazing. You dug deep here. I can say from owning it that Allure’ s 3rd album titled Chapter 3 is fantastic…every song. Thanks for updating me on some of my favorites.

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  • guest510

    Mannnn I miss the 90s! Imajin (not quite the 90s) was my group in middle school before B2K hit the scene! and I always loved Allure. This list just took me back

  • http://twitter.com/v89doo_child Wee Bey Brice

    Nostalgia….the 90’s were the bomb the music the fashion…there were no social networks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

    the only one i heard of from the Gyrl group was the lil sister Jhene…. but the rest of them groups i have wondered what happened to them… Well thanks 4 the update on many of them…

  • http://twitter.com/Nerdstradamas Kendra

    This was such a fun article. Thank you!