95 South

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95 South
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Background information
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Miami bass, Southern hip hop
Years active 1993–2000
Labels Wrap Records
RCA Records
Associated acts 69 Boyz, Quad City DJ's, Dis-n-Dat
Members Artice "AB" Bartley
Carlos "Daddy Black" Spencer

95 South was a Miami bass duo of AB (Article Bartley) and Daddy Black (Carlos Spencer) from Jacksonville, Florida. The group's name is a reference to Interstate 95, which passes through the city. Their biggest success was the 1993 hit "Whoot, There It Is" from their debut album Quad City Knock, which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was produced by C.C. Lemonhead & Jay "Ski" McGowan, then known as The Bass Mechanics, who would later be known as the 69 Boyz and the Quad City DJ's. The success of the single propelled the album to peak at #71 on the Billboard 200.[1] The similarly named song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" was by the fellow Atlanta-based group Tag Team.

There was a female member, named K-nock, featured on Quad City Knock. Her vocals can be heard on the songs "K-nock in da House/We Got da Bass" and "Da Kinda Bass".

In 1995, they released their second album, One Mo' 'Gen, which contained the minor hit "Rodeo" that reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself peaked at #158 on the Billboard Hot 200. Their third album Tightwork 3000 followed in 2000, however it was a critical and commercial failure as it failed to chart and got poor reviews, including a one-and-a-half-star review from Allmusic.[2]

In 1997, 95 South made a guest appearance on Aaron Carter's self-titled debut album for the song "Shake It".

In 2000, the group contributed to the soundtrack for the movie Bring It On, with the song "Cheer for Me".

The duo have also remixed songs for artists including Jordan Knight and Dru Hill.


Album information
Quad City Knock
  • Released: 1993
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #71
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #20
  • Singles: "Whoot, There It Is", "Hump Wit It", "Do the Booty Hop"
One Mo' 'Gen
  • Released: 1995
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #158
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #29
  • Singles: "Rodeo", "Heiny Heiny"
Tightwork 3000
  • Released: 2000
  • Billboard 200 chart position:
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position:
  • Singles: "Tightwork", "Wet-n-Wild"


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p40655/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r498653

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