Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Songoftheday 8/30/17 - I'll be your love daddy just wait and see,that me and you we were meant to be...

"I'll Do 4 U" - Father MC
from the album Father's Day (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #20 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from rapper Father MC, who was discovered by hip-hop newcomer Sean "Puffy" Combs, and became Combs' first big success. Born Timothy Williams in Harlem, he released his debut album Father's Day in 1990. The first single from the record, "Treat Them Like They Want To Be Treated", climbed to #14 on Billboard's R&B chart, and gave the world an introduction to soon-to-be huge soul vocal group Jodeci. The second release from the set would also feature an act that will soon become huge, singer Mary J. Blige. "I'll Do 4 U", written by the rapper with the sample of the disco classic "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn as a foundation (as will a lot of Puffy's future hip-hop productions), was produced by Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys with Cory Rooney (who together were dubbed the Soul Convention)...


"I'll Do 4 U" became Father MC's first top-40 pop hit in March of 1991. The song also climbed to #14 on Billboard's R&B chart, and topped their Rap Singles chart. Internationally, the record topped the singles chart down in New Zealand for three weeks later that summer. A third single from Father's Day, "Lisa Baby" again with Jodeci, slipped on the R&B list at #87, followed by "I've Been Watching You" with Lady Kazan at #92, but neither of those reached the pop list.

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 Here's Father MC appearing on Soul Train to promote the single...


and finally, if you can get through the tacky myspace ad, here's the rapper live with Mary J Blige in the back from Arsenio Hall...


Up tomorrow: Soulful British group has you on their mind.


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