M.C. Brains

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M.C. Brains
Birth nameJames DeShannon Davis
Born(1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 38)
OriginCleveland, Ohio, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1991-1996
LabelsMotown, Wrap / Ichiban
 
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M.C. Brains
Birth nameJames DeShannon Davis
Born(1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 38)
OriginCleveland, Ohio, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1991-1996
LabelsMotown, Wrap / Ichiban

M.C. Brains (born James DeShannon Davis[1]) is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his hit single, "Oochie Coochie".

Discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition, Brains was signed to Motown Records, who issued his debut album Lovers Lane in 1992. The album's lead single, "Oochie Coochie", became a top-40 hit, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold certification four months after its release. Despite the success of "Oochie Coochie", Lovers Lane failed to find much success and Brains was dropped from Motown shortly after the albums release. In 1996, M.C. Brains (now using the name M.C. Brainz) released a second album entitled Brainwashed for Ichiban Records.


Contents

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak chart positions
U.S.U.S. R&B
1992Lovers Lane
  • Released: March 17, 1992
  • Label: Motown
4731
1996Brainwashed
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Wrap / Ichiban

Singles

YearSingleChart positionsCertificationsAlbum
U.S. Hot 100U.S. R&BU.S. Rap
1991"Oochie Coochie"22161US: GoldLovers Lane
1992"Brainstorming" (featuring Boyz II Men)692919
"Everybody's Talking About M.C. Brains"23

References

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th ed, 2000