Voices of Theory

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Voices of Theory
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres R&B
Years active early 1990s
Labels H.O.L.A. Recordings
220 Recordings
Associated acts Mariah Carey, Mona Lisa, Kurupt
Members Mike Galvis
Mechi Cebollero
Hector Ramos
David Cordova
James Cartagena
Eric Serrano

Voices of Theory was an R&B group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Voices of Theory was founded in the early 1990s by Mechi Cebollero and James Cartagena, who met in Edison High School, The group consist of five Latino youths from North Philadelphia. Their first major exposure came when they were tapped to open for Mariah Carey for 12 nights of her 1993 tour.Playing all the Major Arenas with audiences up to 45,000[1] Later that year, they contributed a cover of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" for the soundtrack of the film Calendar Girl. which was Directed by Penny Marshall and starred Jason Preastly. After the murder of their manager,mentor and Father like figure, Melvin Wallace,[1] the group momentarily found themselves without direction, but in 1997, they found the perfect opportunity they had heard of a Label being built from the ground up to be a Latino version of Mowtown Records, met & signed with Jellybean Benitez's H.O.L.A. label, where they released their only album, a self-titled effort, in 1998. Their single, "Say It", was released on April 21, 1998.


  • Mechi Cebollero (MECH 220)
  • Hector Ramos
  • David Cordova
  • James Cartagena
  • Eric Serrano


Studio albums[edit]

  • Voices of Theory (H.O.L.A. Recordings, 1998) #32 Billboard Heatseekers, #56 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[2]


Year Title Chart Positions[3]
Billboard Hot 100 US Hot Hip-Hop & R&B Singles
1997 "Somehow" feat. Mona Lisa & Kurupt - 95
1998 "Say It" 10 10
"Wherever You Go" 36 22


  1. ^ a b Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.

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