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Friday, March 6, 2015

Exhale: S/T (Holyfield's Real Deal Records, 2001)

Another group to emerge in the early 2000s, this time on boxer Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" imprint of Orpheus Records in 2001. Coming out roughly about a year or so before the big explosion of new groups, they didn't really garnish the same amount of attention though their two singles Chillin' In Your Benz and Still Not Over You did chart inside the Billboard top 100 in 2001. Despite the limitations of being independent, they could definitely hold their own up against any others at the time with many of the songs here not sounding out of place on a TLC or DC album. This was in part due to the album's mainstream producers. Unfortunately, it went unnoticed.

It's On 2:49
Chillin' In Your Benz 4:02
Drive Me Crazy 4:18
Still Not Over You 4:00
You Could Never Be The One 5:01
My Number 3:08
I Don't Wanna Fall In Love 3:28
Can We Get Up 4:19
Loved You Once 4:07
Lovin You 3:36
Falling In Love 4:00