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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Y?N-Vee: S/T (Advance) (Promo Cassette) (Rush Associated Labels, 1994)

Y?N-Vee (pronounced "Why Envy") were former backing singers for 2Pac and his affiliated group Thug Life. They were signed to the independent Rush Associated Labels in 1994 and released two singles "Chocolate" and "I'm Goin' Down" but aside from gaining a (short) reputation as female pimps they never really went anywhere. Combining rap with contemporary R&B, they were like a West Coast, more street-credible version of TLC (particularly during the "Oooh On The TLC Tip" era.) This is the advance promo of their one and only album, available on cassette only, and features one track "Baby If You Want It" that was later dropped from the final track-listing. Featuring production from Doug Rasheed and a host of other classic G-Funk era producers...