HISTORY OF FREESTYLE MUSIC CIRCA 1985
K7 -TKA: Coming from the South Bronx in New York, TKA is known as a founding group in Freestyle music, with it’s to the original Latin Hip Hop inspired days in the New York Nightclub scene. TKA became an immediate hot making machine with hits “Scars of Love”, “Don’t Be Afraid”, “X Ray Vision”, “One Way Love” and “You’re The One For Me” all enjoying radio, dance and club Hits. “Maria” became TKA’s biggest hit, right before the creation of K7, who combined elements of the sounds of TKA, with an all new flavor and style, resulting in the hits “Zunga Zeng”, “Hi Di Ho”, and “Come Baby Come”. Music by K7
Safire:“Safire: Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Safire is a Legend of Freestyle who burst on the scene as a Dance Music Artist, and also had top 40 Billboard Music chart successes with her crossover pop appeal. Incredibly, Safire was the first Latina music artist to grace the cover of the national SPIN magazine, and has appeared on numerous national television shows, including American Bandstand, MTV International and Entertainment Tonight.
The Original Cover Girls:The Cover Girls have been a classic pop/dance group since the mid 1980’s whose glamour and beauty combines with musical talent has made them one of the most successful female groups of the Freestyle and Pop music era. In the more than 25 year history of the group, they have released multiple albums, sold millions of records, charted more than 10 singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Charts, and have received international recognition. Their success has been seen all over the world, and has also been seen on national television network shows and MTV
George Lamond: The reigning “King of Freestyle”, George Lamond burst on the dance music scene with Columbia Records, and the full length “Bad of the Heart” album was released, it included the hits “Without You”, “Look Into My Eyes”, and his ballad with Brenda K. Starr “No Matter What”. Lamond’s second album, “In My Life”, featured Club hit “Where Does That Leave Love” and a remake of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back
Lil Suzy: Lil Suzy has truly lived up to her stage name, as she first set foot on stage as a performer as an five year old in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and signed her first recording contract at the age of eight with the legendary Sal Albatiello’s Fever Records. When Suzy was 12 years old, she signed to Warlock Records and the single and video for “Take Me In Your Arms” was released , making her one of the youngest to attain status as a radio, club and music video star. Her next single “Falling In Love” was released in 1992, and it was included in her debut CD album “Love Can’t Wait” in 1999
White Knight:“Chicago Hip House Rap Star “White Knight” not only signed recording deals with a RCA/BMG, he was on the JIVE Records, which allowed classic hit “Yo Baby Yo” became a Hip House music anthem, as it was released and re-produced for several record labels around the world – it has become one of the most copied and sampled sounds in dance music in the past 25 years. White Knight’s microphone and production skills has made him on of the founding fathers of Hip House Music around the globe.”
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