M.C. Brains

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M.C. Brains
Birth name James DeShannon Davis
Born (1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 40)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1989–present
Labels Motown, Wrap / Ichiban

M.C. Brains (born James DeShannon Davis[1]) is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his hit single, "Oochie Coochie".

Discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition, Brains was signed to Motown Records, who issued his debut album Lovers Lane in 1992. The album's lead single, "Oochie Coochie", became a top-40 hit, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold certification four months after its release. Despite the success of "Oochie Coochie", Lovers Lane failed to find much success and Brains was dropped from Motown shortly after the album's release. In 1996, M.C. Brains (now using the name M.C. Brainz) released a second album entitled Brainwashed for Ichiban Records.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1992 Lovers Lane
  • Released: March 17, 1992
  • Label: Motown
47 31
1996 Brainwashed
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Wrap / Ichiban

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1991 "Oochie Coochie" 21 16 1 US: Gold Lovers Lane
1992 "Brainstorming" (featuring Boyz II Men) 69 29 19
"Everybody's Talking About M.C. Brains" 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th ed, 2000