Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UNSUNG: 18 Artists/Groups Who Need An Unsung


As TVOne's UNSUNG kicked it off with it's 11th season last month documenting an array of artists from The Dramatics, Switch, Marvin Sapp, Shanice, Jagged Edge to Wyclef Jean whose careers were often musically ahead of it's time and mainstream impact didn't materialize as planned. Here's 18 artists who I feel should be featured and tell their Untold Stories...

1. JUNIOR MAFIA
Debut: 1995
Most Popular Hits
"Player's Anthem", "Get Money", "I Need You Tonight"

2. JADE
Debut: 1992 
Most Popular Hits
"Don't Walk Away", "I Wanna Love You", Everyday of the Week", "One Woman"

3. TONY! TONI! TONE!
Debut: 1988
Most Popular Hits
"If I Had No Loot", "Feels Good", "Anniversary"

4. TEVIN CAMPBELL
Debut: 1991
Most Popular Hits
"Tell Me What You Want Me to Do", "Can We Talk", "I'm Ready"

5. 702
Debut: 1996
Most Popular Hits
"Where My Girls At?", "Get It Together", "Steelo"

6. MYSTIKAL
Debut: 1995
Most Popular Hits
"Shake Ya Ass", "Danger (Been So Long)", "Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)"

7. SOMETHIN' FOR THE PEOPLE
Debut: 1993
Most Popular Hits
"My Love Is the Shhh!", "All I Do", "With You"

8. PEBBLES
Debut: 1987
Most Popular Hits
"Mercedes Boy", "Giving You the Benefit", "Girlfriend", "Love Makes Things Happen"

9. THE TONY RICH PROJECT
Debut: 1996
Most Popular Hits
"Nobody Knows","Like A Woman", "Leavin"

10. BROWNSTONE
Debut: 1995
Most Popular Hits
"If You Love Me", "5 Miles to Empty", "Grapevyne" 

11. THE DEELE
Debut: 1983
Most Popular Hits
"Two Occasions", "Shoot Em Up Movies", "Body Talk"

12. ZHANE
Debut: 1994
Most Popular Hits
"Hey Mr. D.J", "Groove Thang", "Request Line", "Sending My Love"

13. Terence Trent D'Arby
Debut: 1987
Most Popular Hits
"Wishing Well", "Sign Your Name", "Dance Little Sister"

14. SHAI
Debut: 1992
Most Popular Hits
"If I Ever Fall In Love", "Comforter", "Baby I'm Yours"

15. JERMAINE STEWART
Debut: 1984
Most Popular Hits
"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", "Say It Again", Jody", "The Word Is Out"

16. CHANGING FACES
Debut: 1994
Most Popular Hits
"Stroke You Up", "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.", "Foolin' Around"

17. INTRO
Debut: 1993
Most Popular Hits
"Come Inside", "Funny How Time Flies", "Ribbon in the Sky"

18. TRACIE SPENCER
Debut: 1988
Most Popular Hits
"This House", "It's All About You (Not About Me)", "Symptoms of True Love", "Tender Kisses"

4 comments:

  1. I would like to see The Delegation featured on Unsung.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbMzoSVKp1Q

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  2. This should be called autists from the 90's who deserve an Unsung. I do agree with about 3 of these. Lots of other artists should be included here as well.

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  3. Little Brother (Phonte, Big Pooh & 9th Wonder) need an Unsung too

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