M-Doc

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M-Doc
Birth name Marc Williams
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Rap, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, music producer
Years active 1988-active

M-Doc is a rap artist and producer who was signed to RCA Records and Smash Records in the 1990s. He scored minor chart success with the singles "Free" and "It's a Summer Thang" featuring Chantay Savage.[1][2] He is currently the president of Indasoul Entertainment.

Career[edit]

Williams grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Whitney Young High School in 1987, where he played basketball and was nicknamed "Doc", because he liked basketball star Julius Erving. Williams stated that he started off with a group of friends on the South Side, and used to go to his basement, where his father had enough equipment to get some beats together. They made eight different songs, put them on tape, and sold them at their high schools by hand. The group was called "BP3", because all three members were basketball players.[3]

Local producer Steve "Silk" Hurley heard one of the tapes, and the two collaborated to record "It's Percussion", with Hurley handling the music and Williams billed as "M-Doc" for the first time, rapping. The single came out on London's Jack Trax Records. He then signed with Smash Records and released his first album, Universal Poet, in 1991, which featured two singles "Are U Wid It?" (which sampled Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover") and "Whatever U Need".

He then signed with RCA Records and released his second album, M. Doc Wit Stevio: C'mon Getcha Groove On in 1995, which featured "It's a Summer Thang" featuring Chantay Savage, and another single "Like 'Em Like That (Guess I'm Just a Freak)". In 1996, he produced songs in the Midway video game NBA Hangtime.

In 1998, he released his third and last album Young, Black, Rich and Famous, which included "Free"(a Denise Williams song) featuring Cristina Sanchez.

In the late 1990s, he produced remixes for Madonna, Janet Jackson and Keith Sweat.[4] Billboard called him "one of the R&B worlds top remixers."[1] Also, CeCe Peniston who sung background vocals on one of his tracks on his third album ("Keep It Real").

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • It's Percussion (1988)
  • Are U Wid It? (1991)
  • Whatever U Need (1992)
  • It's a Summer Thang (1994)
  • Like 'Em Like That (Guess I'm Just A Freak) (1995)
  • Free (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flick, Larry (2 July 1994). "Single Reviews". Billboard. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bubbling Under: Hot R&B Singles". Billboard. 30 July 1994. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "M-Doc". AllMusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 16 October 2012.