M.C. Brains

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M.C. Brains
Birth name James DeShannon Davis
Born (1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 42)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1991–present
Labels Motown, Wrap / Ichiban

M.C. Brains (born James DeShannon Davis[1]) is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his hit single, "Oochie Coochie".

Discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition, Brains was signed to Motown Records, who issued his debut album Lovers Lane in 1992. The album's lead single, "Oochie Coochie", became a top-40 hit, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold certification four months after its release then on to platinum. Despite the success of "Oochie Coochie", Lovers Lane could only reach close to gold status. In 1996, M.C. Brains (now using the name M.C. Brainz) released a second album entitled Brainwashed for Ichiban Records.



Year Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1992 Lovers Lane
  • Released: March 17, 1992
  • Label: Motown
47 31
1996 Brainwashed
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Wrap / Ichiban


Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1991 "Oochie Coochie" 21 16 1 US: Platinum Lovers Lane
1992 "Brainstorming" (featuring Boyz II Men) 69 29 19
"Everybody's Talking About M.C. Brains" 23


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th ed, 2000