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69 Boyz is an American Miami bass and hip hop group originating from Jacksonville, Florida, but now based largely in Orlando, Florida. The group was initiated by producers C.C. Lemonhead and Jay Ski (of Chill Deal, Quad City DJs and 95 South), and consists of rappers Van "Thrill Da Playa" Bryant, Barry "Fast" Wright, Pat Hicks, Greg "Slow" Thomas, and "Rottweiler" Mike Mike.

69 Boyz
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Miami bass, Southern hip hop
Years active 1992–present
Labels Rip-It/Big Beat/Interscope
Associated acts 95 South, Quad City DJ's, Dis-n-Dat
Members Thrill da Playa
Fast
Slow
Rottweiler "Mike Mike"
Jay Ski
Pat Hicks
C.C. Lemonhead

Contents

HistoryEdit

1994–1995: 199QuadEdit

The group had success in the summer of 1994 with its first single, "Tootsee Roll", from their debut album 199Quad. The song went platinum and reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the R&B chart. The second single, "Kitty Kitty," peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band was awarded three Soul Train Music Award nominations in 1995.[1]

1998: The Wait is OverEdit

Their second album, The Wait is Over, came out in July 1998 and featured the single, "Woof Woof," which was written for the feature film Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy. The song reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.

2000: 2069Edit

Their third album, 2069 was released in April 2000 and it featured one single, "How We Roll".

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S.
R&B
199Quad
  • Release date: May 31, 1994
  • Label: Rip-It
  • Formats: CD
59 13
The Wait is Over
  • Release date: July 14, 1998
  • Label: Big Beat
  • Formats: CD
114 39
2069
  • Release date: April 18, 2000
  • Label: Home Bass
  • Formats: CD
55
Trunk Funk 101
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Thundershot
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
U.S. U.S.
R&B
U.S.
Rap
1994 "Tootsee Roll" 8 9 1 199Quad
"Kitty Kitty" 51 36 6
1996 "Hoop in Yo Face" 95 62 19 Sunset Park (soundtrack)
1998 "Woof Woof" 31 24 2 The Wait is Over
"Get on Your Feet"
2000 "How We Roll" 74 5 2069
2001 "She's Skurred" Trunk Funk 101
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inc, The Crisis Publishing Company (1995-04-01). The Crisis. The Crisis Publishing Company, Inc. 

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