Wreckx-n-Effect

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Wreckx-n-Effect
Also known asWrecks-n-Effect
OriginHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, new jack swing
Years active1988–1996; 2014-present
LabelsAtlantic, Motown, MCA
Associated actsTeddy Riley
Gene Griffin
MembersAqil Davidson
Markell Riley
Past membersBrandon Mitchell (deceased)
Keith "K.C." Harris

Wreckx-n-Effect (originally Wrecks-n-Effect) is an American new jack swing group from Harlem, New York City most known for their No. 1 Rap songs, "New Jack Swing" & their multi-platinum hit "Rump Shaker".

History[edit]

Wrecks-n-Effect was founded in 1988 by Aqil Davidson, Markell Riley and Brandon "B-Doggs" Mitchell. A fourth member: Keith "K.C." Harris, was added while creating their demo but was a member only on their debut EP. One year later, Davidson, Riley and Mitchell reconvened and recorded their First LP containing New Jack Swing. Markell Riley is the brother of new jack swing producer Teddy Riley.[1] The group debuted in 1988 on Atlantic Records and soon after transitioned to Motown Records. The group achieved their first number one song on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart with the single "New Jack Swing" in 1989 on Motown Records.

In 1990 former member DJ "B-Doggs" Brandon Mitchell was killed in a local shootout, which nearly caused Davidson and Riley to end the group. The group continued after encouragement from producer Teddy Riley and Michael Jackson. Aqil Davidson changed the spelling of Wrecks-n-Effect to Wreckx-n-Effect in honor of Mitchell.

In 1991 Teddy Riley built Future Recording Studios, a multi-million dollar recording studio in Virginia Beach, VA. Among the first records produced at Future Recording Studios was Wreckx-n-Effect's 1992 smash Rump Shaker, which would go on to reach number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Wreckx-n-Effect also recorded their 1992 album Hard or Smooth at Future Recording Studios, which would go on to sell roughly 2 million copies and peak at number 16 on the Billboard 200.

Wreckx-n-Effect was among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US
Hip-Hop
AUS
[3]
Wrecks-n-Effect 103 16
Hard or Smooth 9 6 91
Raps New Generation
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US 100
[5]
US R&B HipHop
[6]
Hot Rap Songs
[7]
US Dance
[8]
AUS
[3]
NZ
[9]
NED
[10]
UK
[11]
1988 "Let's Do It Again" Wrecks-N-Effect EP
"Go For What U Know"
1989 "New Jack Swing" 14 1 48 49 82 Wrecks-N-Effect
"Juicy" 36 6 29
1990 "Club Head / Rock Steady"
1992 "Rump Shaker" 2 2 1 9 10 11 70 24 Hard Or Smooth
1993 "Wreckx Shop" 101 46 11 81 40 26
"Knock-N-Boots" 72 71 28
"My Cutie" 75 85
1996 "Top Billin'" 38 Raps New Generation
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XXL Staff. "The Current Status of Every Murdered Rapper's Case". XXL.com. XXL. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  2. ^ Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  4. ^ "Gold and Platinum search results: Wreckx 'N' Effect". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - US Hot 100". billboard.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales". billboard.com. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - US Dance Club Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - New Zealand Chart". charts.nz. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 22 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Wreckx-N-Effect - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 September 2014.