Written for Kurrent Music
Published November 6th 2015
Exactly 20 years ago, this year, “I’ve Got A Little Something For You” was featured in the Bad Boys movie, featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and the song’s singers, MN8, started touring Europe opening for Janet Jackson.
It was the perfect kick off for a new group and they went on to sell millions of copies of both the single as well as their debut album “To The Next Level”. However, by the time the second album “Freaky”, came out, the group was already unhappy.
R&B, from the middle until the end of the 90s, was booming business. Both the smooth silky sounds, in which Babyface pioneered at the time, as well as the nitty gritty Hip Hop inspired sounds (Jodeci, Dru Hill) and New Jack Swing (Guy, R. Kelly) were all dominant on radio and in the charts.