Sections

Monday, March 12, 2018

Flawless: Unreleased Sampler (Entune Entertainment, 200x)

A blast from the past...the missing group from the Tripod web page featuring up and coming independent female R&B groups from the early 2000s. I first found the page back in 2015 and of the five groups featured there, I managed to track down only three of them...Southern trios Fe'Male and 3-2NV and Detroit duo Ja-Shiek. There was another sister trio (CS3) from Washington State but they seemed a little too poppy to be featured here and the above group, which at the time I couldn't find anywhere. I was under the impression that they went unreleased but was surprised when this CD
popped up on auction overseas and naturally had to get it to complete the collection. It appears to be a promotional sampler featuring 5 tracks from the featured group and 5 tracks from a G-Rap artist named Ffa Tazz. The vocals and production is very raw but the sound is very good. The style is very indie late 90s R&B and 1 other track of a nondescript genre (adult contemporary pop maybe?) that to be quite honest sounds like somebody else.  Taken from the inlay:
"A TEEN FEMALE TRIO IS SET UPON DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM THE SEEMINGLY CONSTANT QUEST FOR SEX THAT SATURATES MODERN R&B. FLAWLESS COMES WITH AN OPEN LETTER TO EVERY MALE IN THE WORLD, " MALE'S EDITION". THEIR SONG COLLECTION FINDS TONYA, KUMMIE AND KURA APOLOGIZING FOR FEMALE MISTAKES CONCERNING MEN AND APPLAUDING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE MODERN DAY MAN."
I don't know where they came from; there's an LA phone number on the back but FfaTazz himself originated from Virginia as per his lyrics. 

Flawless 5:09 (Flawless)
Ghetto Luv 2:41 (Flawless)
Why? 3:24 (Flawless)
Runnin Away 4:42 (Flawless)
Think I'm In Luv 4:39 (???)
Droppin 4:18 (FfaTazz)
Hangin Out With Thugs 4:53 (FfaTazz)
Nat Turner 3:52 (FfaTazz)
Phat Beats 2:31 (FfaTazz)
Fratside (We Did This In 96) 4:47 (FfaTazz)