Quad City DJ's

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Quad City DJ's
Quad City DJ's.jpg
Members of the Quad City DJ's. Left to right, Jay Ski, JeLana LeFleur, and C.C. Lemonhead
Background information
Origin Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Miami bass, Southern rap
Years active 1992–1997
2012-present
Labels Quadrasound/Big Beat
Associated acts 69 Boyz, 95 South, Dis-n-Dat
Members Jay Ski
C.C. Lemonhead
JeLana LaFleur
Adam Martin
Past members Adam "DJ Harpo" Harper

Quad City DJ's is a music artist and producer duo consisting of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan), who produced the Miami bass hit "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" in 1996. Female singer JeLana LaFleur has also contributed vocals to many of their songs. The group previously featured Adam "DJ Harpo" Harper who served as the DJ and hype man. Harper was known for asking the crowd "Who's the best DJ?" before each live performance. DJ Harpo was forced to leave the group due to complications with osteochondritis that left him unable to perform without substantial pain.[1]

The two first partnered in 1988 at Davenport Central High School in Davenport, Iowa. They first were in a group known as Chill Deal. During this time they produced fellows acts Three Grand and Icy J, the latter being famous for the female answer rap to Rob Base's "It Takes Two" entitled "It Takes a Real Man". After Chill Deal dissolved, they reformed as 95 South to create the triple platinum hit "Whoot, There It Is".[2] Their success led to work with Dis-n-Dat producing "Freak Me Baby" and 69 Boyz producing the double platinum single "Tootsee Roll".

In 1996 the two formed Quad City DJ's and produced the single "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" (based on a sample of Barry White's 1974 song "Theme from Together Brothers"). The song was very successful, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum. They then produced the following album Get On Up and Dance, featuring the hit single, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 200 and also was certified platinum. The album also included the minor hit "Summer Jam" which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

Later in 1996 the group contributed to the Space Jam soundtrack, including the theme song. The theme song got frequent showing on MTV and charted fairly well, peaking at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Album information
Get On Up and Dance

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
CAN[3] CAN
Dan
[4]
1996 "C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)" 3 15 4 76 14 Get On Up and Dance
1997 "Summer Jam" - 95 27 - -
"Space Jam" 37 49 11 - - Space Jam Soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vibe magazine, June/July 1996, Vol. 4, No. 5, published by Vibe Media Group, p. 73
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/95-South-Whoot-There-It-Is-Ultimix/master/170533
  3. ^ Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada
  4. ^ Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada

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