Old School Flashback: Lucy Pearl
Back in the day (it is weird to reference the late 1990s as "back in the day"), this group sounded like one of the most random a** pairing of folks in the world - Ali Shaheed Muhammad (the quiet dude in A Tribe Called Quest), Dawn Robinson from En Vogue (and later on, Joi) and Raphael Saadiq from Tony Toni Tone forming a soul supergroup crew with a weird name - Lucy Pearl.
Luckily, what sounded like it was good on paper was actually good on record (literally just the one self-titled Lucy Pearl album) as well (let us all remember the "eh" feeling folks got with projects like The Firm, Jay-Z/R-Kelly Best of Both Worlds action, Canibus not doing just battle rhymes, etc.).
I still bump that album every once in a minute straight through - besides what I assume were regular possible group issues/folks getting tired of the project, they had that thing where the singles were so fire that some folks didn't really pay much attention to the other output that was going on with them - maybe the group would have lasted a bit longer. But, such is life.
Here are some videos from Lucy Pearl for folks along with some website links for the seperate members now:
Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight
Lucy Pearl - Don't Mess With My Man
Lucy Pearl - Without You
Dawn Robinson's Website
Raphael Saadiq's Website
Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Website
DJ Fusion is a short, above average looking Black-American female DJ, writer and photographer in her 30s that's originally from the Prince Georges County, MD and now going back and forth between New Jersey and the DMV (DC/MD/VA). Since 1998, she's been doing the syndicated radio show, The FuseBox Radio Broadcast, which brings the best of Black Music from all over the world along with news, interviews and commentary. Check out what's happening with the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast at our official website, http://www.FuseBoxRadioOnline.com!