Since the disappearance of Dru Hill and Blackstreet a few years ago the male R&B group looked liked it was going into extinction. Sean “Diddy” Combs who already projected the rough-hewn soul of Jodeci and the staunch R &B of 112 into the world decided to do it again with a new set of guys on reality TV. MTV’s Making The Band 4 set out to find the next hot group in a competition that became famous for the walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to get Diddy cheesecake. After all the tests and trials five men earned their place in the new band in a reversal of the way The Monkees were created for television in the mid ‘60s. Robert Curry, Willie Taylor, Qwanell Mosley, Brian Andrews and Michael McCluney were lone singers fighting for their big break and realized it as Day26. Their ability to croon from the books of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder has been minimally sidestepped for a more commercial sound.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
Austin, TX – October 31, 2008 – Dres of the platinum-selling hip hop group Black Sheep has revitalized the 1991 hit The Choice is Yours, rewriting lyrics and donating his time and services to create an innovative pro-Obama voter initiative video. Partnered with Austin based creative teams at Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment and Super!Alright! Media in an all-volunteer effort, Dres re-recorded and shot the updated version of The Choice is Yours in Austin, Texas in just under two days.
MARC’S BIG BREAK – Chicago native and producer, Marc McWilliams, knew he had a winner when he put together his first group, R Kelly and MGM. The group went on to win $100,000 on Natalie Cole’s hit show, “Big Break” in 1991 and his discovery, R Kelly went on to superstar status. McWilliams is preparing for his next big break with his most recent find, blue-eyed pop/soul artist, Gino Barletta ( www.GinoBarletta.com ). McWilliams is seen reunited with Cole in Westwood, CA during the songstress’ recent book signing at Borders Books.
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