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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Raw Stilo: Cutie (Promo CDM) (A&M Records, 1995)

Bearing a slight resemblance to Adina Howard's Freak Like Me, here is another bomb from the mid 90s that never had an album. The duo, from NYC, were the one of the first acts to be signed to pop producer Ric Wake's then newly formed label DV8 Records in 1995 which was a joint venture between Wake and A&M Records. They achieved moderate success, reaching number fourteen on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart but despite the expectation of an album in the first quarter of '96, they never released anything else. I don't know why but truthfully, I don't think that Wake was all that brilliant at managing urban acts. A further R&B act on his roster Zakiya was also quite neglected and her sophomore album shelved completely in 1999. 

Nonetheless both members Carmen Brown and Chandra Simmons are still quite active in the music industry and have solo albums on CDBaby.

Original Version 4:21
R&B Remix With Rap 4:09
Chilled Out Hip Hop Remix With Rap 4:06
Original Version Beat-A-Pella 4:18
Jones House Of Funk Remix 8:00