Many thanks again to Stuaaart for his contributions.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Honey Luv: Trippin' (White Label VLS) (2003)
Another hidden group from the early 2000s, this time signed to rapper Nelly's former label Fo'Reel Entertainment and formally known as the Bay-area Pinay R&B group Premiere in the mid 90s. As Premiere they released one album but as Honey Luv they never even made it past one buzz single. This is the only thing that I could find by them and was pressed onto white label vinyl in 2003. I believe that it might've been manufactured in Japan although I am not entirely sure. It features two songs Trippin', which samples The Isley Brothers' 1983 song Between The Sheets, and the B-side track It's On, which is typical early 2000s urban-pop stuff. I don't know who the producer was but the vocals are very Mariah-esque, particularly on the title track. It's a shame they never went anywhere, not even in the underground with fellow Pinay R&B group One Vo1ce, but as I said previously the early 2000s was probably the worst time to be any female R&B group other than Beyonce...