September 23, 2008

Nuttin Nyce - Down 4 Whateva

In 1993 (October 12th), Jive records released the Club/Dance ready/new jack swing-ish Down 4 Whateva; a vocal trio leaded by Contemporary R&B singer Eboni Foster. Formed in 1992 in California, the three vocalists debut album, Down 4 Whateva, striked No. 10 on the Heatseakers chart and No. 34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The trio simply had nothing new or good to offer R&B music in the early-'90s, an era of music dominated by the likes of Jodeci, TLC, En Vogue, SWV, Boyz II Men, and Tony Toni Tone. Knowing that the trio's vocal talents weren't as good as En Vogue or beats weren't as chart intended as TLC's Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip, Nuttin' Nyce's debut does have a lot going for it. Former Boogie Down Productions member D-Nice contributes his producing skills, while Hi-Five is featured on the new jack-styled "What Can I Say to You (To Justify My Love)" and little-known rapper Mr. Lee (specialized in a style known as "hip-house"-the art of rapping to dance-oriented house-music tracks) shows off his Bass, Drum Machine, Programming, Producing, Vocal Arrangement, Drum Programming, and Mixing skills. The title track, which appears on the soundtrack to A Low Down Dirty Shame, is the albums most memorable tune, but other released singles like "In My Nature" "Froggy Style" "Proof Is in the Pudding" "Nasty Girl" and "What Can I Say to You (To Justify My Love)" prove to be just as pleasant as the title track and follow the same formula, tight samples, new jack hooks, and sex oriented lyrics. Though, Nuttin' Nyce failed to generate a lot of hype, Down 4 Whateva remains a new jack favorite to die hard fans, and, unfortunately, the trio would never get the chance to record a follow-up album.
1. Jackin For Men (Interlude 1)
2. Down 4 Whateva
3. Froggy Style
4. Liquor Run (Interlude 2)
5. U Aint Gotta Lie 2 Kick It
6. En Tu Deep (Sticky Situation)
7. The Bomb Stop (Interlude 3)
8. Nasty Girl
9. Dont Make Me Wanna Do U
10. Munchies At Roscoes (Interlude 4)
11. What Can I Say 2 U ft Hi Five
12. In My Nature
13. Show Me
14. Goin 2 The Mustang (Interlude 5)
15. Gotta B Mine
16. Wandering Eyes
17. Proof Is In The Pudding
18. Boom Booms Surprise (Interlude 6)
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