Somethin' for the People

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Somethin' for the People
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Somethin' for the People
Background information
OriginOakland, California, United States
Years active1990–2000
LabelsCapitol Records
Warner Bros. Records
Past members
  • Curtis "Sauce" Wilson
  • Rochad "Cat Daddy" Holiday
  • Jeff "Fuzzy" Young (deceased)

Somethin' for the People was a contemporary R&B group from Oakland, California, who scored several hits in the US in the late 1990s.


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 Los Angeles, 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 platinum-selling "My Love Is the Shhh!",[2][3] 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.


Year Title Label US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[4] US Billboard 200[4]
1993 Somethin' for the People Capitol Records
reissued on Warner Bros. Records, 1996)
1997 This Time It's Personal Warner Bros. Records 33 154
2000 Issues 23 124


Year Title Chart Positions[5] Album
Billboard Hot 100 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Canadian Singles Chart UK Singles Chart[6]
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
"Think of You"
1998 "All I Do" 47 15
2000 "Bitch With No Man" 39 Issues


  1. ^ a b Biography,
  2. ^ "American certifications – Somethin' for the People – My Love Is the Shhh!". Recording Industry Association of America.
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Billboard,
  5. ^ Billboard Singles.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 514. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.