Somethin' for the People

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Somethin' for the People
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Somethin' for the People
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1990–1998
Labels Capitol Records
Warner Bros. Records
Members Curtis "Sauce" Wilson
Rochad Holiday
Past members Jeff "Fuzzy" Young (deceased)

Somethin' for the People was an R&B group from Los Angeles, California, who scored several hits in the US in the late 1990s.

History[edit]

The group was founded in 1990 by Curtis "Sauce" Wilson and Jeff "Fuzzy" Young, both from Oakland, California, along with Los Angeles native Rochad "Cat Daddy" Holiday. The group recorded demos and shopped them around LA, and signed with Capitol Records, who released their debut in 1993. As songwriters, they wrote tunes for Samuelle, En Vogue, Brandy, and U.N.V.[1] Switching to Warner Bros. Records, they re-released their debut album in 1996. Their second album, This Time It's Personal, spawned a major hit in the US and Canada, the gold-selling "My Love Is the Shhh!", which reached #4 in the US and #7 in Canada, and the group did further work as songwriters in the wake of the tune's success, penning tracks for Will Smith and Adina Howard.[1] A third LP, Issues, followed in July 2000.

Death of Jeff "Fuzzy" Young[edit]

Band member Jeff “Fuzzy” Young died on March 4, 2011 from an apparent heart attack.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[2] US Billboard 200[2]
1993 Somethin' for the People Capitol Records
reissued on Warner Bros. Records, 1996)
66 -
1997 This Time It's Personal Warner Bros. Records 33 154
2000 Issues 23 124

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[3] Album
Billboard Hot 100 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Canadian Singles Chart UK Singles Chart[4]
1995 "You Want This Party Started" - 29 - - Somethin' for the People
1996 "Can You Feel Me" - 91 - -
"With You" 98 34 - -
1997 "My Love Is the Shhh!" 4 2 7 64 This Time It's Personal
1998 "All I Do" 47 15 - -
2000 "Bitch With No Man" - 39 - - Issues

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography, Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 514. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.