demo stage; I don't think they ever had a recording contract and according to Cantrell in a 2012 interview1, they all went their separate ways when Blackstreet disbanded in 1999. Other than Come My Way which appeared online as an unreleased Cantrell recording in the mid-2000s era, nothing else by them has ever surfaced but a few CD-Rs featuring demos were made on an unofficial capacity and a good friend of mine was nice enough to send one to me. No producer credits are listed but I am assuming that Riley produced most - if not all - of it, possibly in junction with Blackstreet's Chauncey Hannibal. Musically they were somewhere between EV3 and Blackstreet though a few tracks give more than a nod as to the direction Cantrell would later take with her 2001 debut, contemporary R&B with a subtle jazzy flavor. Hannibal has a heavy presence throughout the set; as well as appearing on tracks 1 and 6, he also features by himself on an exclusive track All About You which may or may not feature the group or some of its members on backing vocals.
A few years later, Cantrell would go on to sign with Arista Records as a solo artist but sadly I don't know what happened to the other members of this group. Riley would also endure a few years of obscurity following this, with his own solo album BlackRock being shelved by Interscope in 2001...
Come My Way (feat. Chauncey Black) 4:55
What I'm Looking For (feat. Chauncey Black) 4:10*
Too Late 4:00**
Think About You Baby 3:50***
All About You (Chauncy Black) 5:12
* incorporates interpolations of I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops) by The Gap Band.
**later re-recorded by Monifah for her 2000 album Home
***contains elements from Best Of My Love by The Emotions.
1In the same interview Cantrell also stated that the name of the group was actually 8th Avenue.