Quad City DJ's

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Quad City DJ's

Members of the Quad City DJ's. Left to right, Jay Ski, JeLana LeFleur, and C.C. Lemonhead
Background information
OriginJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
GenresHip hop, Miami bass, Southern Rap
Years active1992–1997 2012-present
LabelsQuadrasound/Big Beat
Associated acts69 Boyz, 95 South, Dis-n-Dat
Members
Jay Ski
C.C. Lemonhead
JeLana LaFleur
Adam Martin
 
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Quad City DJ's

Members of the Quad City DJ's. Left to right, Jay Ski, JeLana LeFleur, and C.C. Lemonhead
Background information
OriginJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
GenresHip hop, Miami bass, Southern Rap
Years active1992–1997 2012-present
LabelsQuadrasound/Big Beat
Associated acts69 Boyz, 95 South, Dis-n-Dat
Members
Jay Ski
C.C. Lemonhead
JeLana LaFleur
Adam Martin

Quad City DJ's was the music artist and producer duo of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan), who produced the Miami bass hit "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" in 1996. Female singer JeLana LaFleur also contributed vocals to many of their songs.

The two first partnered in 1992 during high school in Jacksonville, Florida. They first were in a group known as Chill Deal. During this time they produced fellows acts Three Grand and Icy J, the latter being famous for the female answer rap to Rob Base's "It Takes Two" entitled "It Takes a Real Man". After Chill Deal dissolved, they reformed as 95 South to create the triple platinum hit "Whoot, There It Is".[1] Their success led to work with Dis-n-Dat producing "Freak Me Baby" and 69 Boyz producing the double platinum single "Tootsee Roll".

In 1996 the two formed Quad City DJ's and produced the single "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" (based on a sample of Barry White's 1974 song "Theme from Together Brothers"). The song was very successful, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum. They then produced the following album Get On Up and Dance, featuring the hit single, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 200 and also was certified platinum. The album also included the minor hit "Summer Jam" which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

Later in 1996 the group contributed to the Space Jam soundtrack, including the theme song. The theme song got frequent showing on MTV and charted fairly well, peaking at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has also recently shown an almost memetic surge in popularity on YouTube with numerous remixes and parodies.

Contents

Discography

Studio Albums

Album information
Get On Up and Dance

Singles

YearSingleChart positionsAlbum
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
CAN[2]CAN
Dan
[3]
1996"C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)"31547614Get On Up and Dance
1997"Summer Jam"-9527--
"Space Jam"374911--Space Jam Soundtrack

References

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/95-South-Whoot-There-It-Is-Ultimix/master/170533
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

See also