Wee Papa Girl Rappers
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|Wee Papa Girl Rappers|
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Pop, hip hop, reggae|
Wee Papa Girl Rappers were a British female rap duo that found chart success in the late 1980s. They were twin sisters Sandra and Samantha Lawrence.
Before being signed to Jive Records – the two sisters were backing singers for Feargal Sharkey, Sandra Lawrence aka Total S and Samantha Lawrence aka TY Tim, are best remembered for the single "Wee Rule" – ironically more inspired by reggae and dancehall than rap/hip hop, which reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1988. Another one of their singles "Heat it Up" – featuring 2 Men A Drum Machine, was a popular dance track which reached #21 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1988. It also featured an acid house/techno style remix from Inner City's Kevin Saunderson which may have contributed to the popularity of the track at the time. They released two albums on Jive Records before splitting up.
The duo got their name "Wee Papa" from the Saint Lucia French Creole expression "Oui Papa" which their father frequently uttered. Their father hailed from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Wee Papa Girl Rappers worked also with Greek star such as Michalis Rakintzis.
- The Beat, the Rhyme, the Noise (Jive, 1988) UK #39
- Be Aware (Jive, 1990)
|1987||"Rock the Clock"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||single only|
|1988||"Faith"||60||—||11||14||—||—||—||—||—||The Beat, the Rhyme, the Noise|
|"Heat It Up" (featuring 2 Men and a Drum Machine)||21||—||15||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989||"Blow the House Down"||65||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990||"Get in the Groove"||—||—||27||—||—||—||24||—||—||Be Aware|
|1991||"Best of My Love"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992||"Wee Are the Girls" (as The Wee Papas)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||singles only|
|1994||"Wherever You Go" (as The Wee Papas)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|