Terri & Monica
|Terri & Monica|
|Also known as||The Gyrlz|
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Genres||Rhythm and blues, New jack swing|
|Years active||1988–1990 (The Gyrlz)
1993–1997 (Terri & Monica)
|Labels||Uptown, Capitol, Epic|
|Associated acts||Al B. Sure!, Kyle West, Teddy Riley, Soul For Real, Monifah, Total, Pete Rock & CL Smooth|
|Past members||Terri Robinson
Terri & Monica was a R&B duo from the early 1990s which featured Terri Robinson (August 12, 1970) and Monica Payne (Feb 22), who were members of the short-lived late 80s New Jack Swing R&B group The Gyrlz along with third member Tara Geter.
After Geter left the group, Robinson and Payne continued on as a duo. They released a pair of full-length recordings, 1993's Systa and 1996's Suga, both released via Epic Records. The latter spawned a Billboard Magazine hit single, "Sexuality (If You Take Your Love)."
As The Gyrlz
- 1988: Love Me or Leave Me
As Terri & Monica
Contributions, compilations, and collaborations
- "I'm Still Waiting" a track from their 1993 debut was featured on the soundtrack to Poetic Justice, a motion picture starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Another hit single, "Uh-Huh", was featured on Hey Mr. DJ: The 4th Compilation as a remix from Mood II Swing.
- The performed alongside Shabba Ranks and Patra on "Family Affair". The song, a revision of the 1971 hit single from Sly & the Family Stone, was featured on the Addams Family Values motion picture soundtrack.
- In 1995, the duo performed with LL Cool J on "Loungin"', a track from 1995's Mr. Smith. They also made a contribution to the Money Train motion picture soundtrack.
- Terri Robinson worked behind the scenes as a background vocalist and songwriter on albums by Total, Soul for Real, Monifah, Al B. Sure! and Mary J. Blige among others. Robinson also contributed background vocals on the Pete Rock & CL Smooth single "Lots of Lovin'" from their debut album Mecca and the Soul Brother.
- Monica Payne's last studio appearance was on the soundtrack to the Will Smith film Wild Wild West, singing the hook to the Tim & Bob produced MC Lyte song "Keep It Movin'". Payne is currently the manager of V. Bozeman, a singer signed to Timbaland's record label Mosley Music Group.
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- "Monica Payne - Bio". monica-payne.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.