Nice & Smooth

Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Gregory O. "Greg Nice" Mays (born May 30, 1967[1]) and Darryl O. "Smooth B" Barnes (born August 3, 1965) plus their deejay Tedd "DJ Teddy Tedd" Whiting. The duo released four albums between 1989 and 1997.

Nice & Smooth
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1986–present
Labels
Associated acts
MembersGreg Nice
Smooth B
D.J. Teddy Tedd

Their first collaborative appearance was on the single "Dope on a Rope"/"Skill Trade" on Strange Family Records in 1987. On the strength of that underground single they managed a guest spot on the song "Pimpin Ain't Easy" by Big Daddy Kane on his 1989 album It's a Big Daddy Thing.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B
/HH

[3]
Nice & Smooth 26
Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Rush/Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
141 29
Jewel of the Nile
  • Released: June 28, 1994
  • Label: Rush
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
66 13
IV : Blazing Hot
  • Released: October 28, 1997
  • Label: Street Life
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
75
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[4]
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[6]
"Dope on a Rope"[a][7] 1987 Nice & Smooth
"More & More Hits"
(featuring Teddy Ted)[8]
1989
"Funky for You" 1990 8
"Hip Hop Junkies" 1991 38 5 Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"How to Flow" 23 5 Strictly Business Soundtrack and Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" 1992 44 17 1 Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"Cake and Eat it Too" 21
"Old to the New" 1994 59 43 6 Jewel of the Nile
"Return of the Hip Hop Freaks" 44
"Blazing Hot" 1997 76 21 IV : Blazing Hot
"Let It Go"[9]
"Funky For You '09"
(featuring Pac Div)[b][10]
2009 Non-album single
"2 Step"[c][11] 2012 Non-album single
"Cake and Eat it Too (Pound Cake Mix)"[d][12] 2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singlesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[4]
US
Dance

[13]
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[6]
AUS
[14]
BEL
[15]
GER
[16]
NED
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
"Do You Wanna Get Funky" (Vocal Club Mix)
(C+C Music Factory featuring Martha Wash, Zelma Davis, Nice & Smooth and Trilogy)
1994 40 1 11 11 38 41 18 2 37 27 Anything Goes!
"DWYCK"
(Gang Starr featuring Nice & Smooth)
[e] 25 Hard to Earn
"WORLD MONEY"
(Tomoro featuring Nice & Smooth)[22]
2021 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Pimpin' Ain't Easy"[23] 1989 Big Daddy Kane It's a Big Daddy Thing
"Microphone Techniques"[24] 1991 3rd Bass Derelicts of Dialect
"Cash in My Hands" (bonus track)[25] 1993 N/A Poetic Justice Soundtrack
"Dirty Dawg (Greg Nice Remix)" New Kids on the Block Dirty Dawg (single)
"Let's All Get Down"[26] 1994 Slick Rick Behind Bars
"Blazing Hot (P.F Mix)"[27] 1997 N/A #41 - Hot 2 Def
"1989 (Just Like Old Times)"[28] 2016 N/A Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse Soundtrack

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Published as "Greg Nice & Smooth Bee".
  2. ^ "Funky For You '09" was released as a split single with "If I Ruled The World '09" by Nas feat. Marsha Ambrosius and "I Got Cha Opin' '09" by Buckshot feat. Kardinal Offishall.
  3. ^ "Published as "Greg Nice & Smooth B".
  4. ^ "Cake and Eat it Too (Pound Cake Mix)" was released as a split single with "Brooklyn-Queens (The U.K. Power Mix)" by 3rd Bass.
  5. ^ "DWYCK" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[21]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BjZ5Fdxg0Kh
  2. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot 100. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Dope On A Rope (track listing). Greg Nice & Smooth Bee. Strange Family Records. 1987. SF 777.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ More & More Hits (track listing). Nice & Smooth. Fresh Records. 1989. FRE-80132.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "Nice & Smooth - Let It Go [Vinyl Single] (12 inch Vinyl Single - Zomba #7239278153)". AllMusic.
  10. ^ If I Ruled The World '09/I Got Cha Opin '09/Funky For You '09 (track listing). Nas/Buckshot/Nice & Smooth. Smirnoff. 2009. 2415.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ "2 Step - Greg Nice & Smooth B - Release Info". Apple Music.
  12. ^ Cake & Eat It Too (Pound Cake Mix)/Brooklyn-Queens (The U.K. Power Mix) (track listing). Nice & Smooth, 3rd Bass. Universal Music. November 3, 2018. UIKY-75056.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. ^ Nice & Smooth | Billboard Chart History. Billboard. Retrieved on February 1, 2019
  14. ^ "Australian peaks". Australian-charts.com.
  15. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History (Ultratop)". Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "Home - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Officialcharts.de.
  17. ^ "Dutch peaks". Dutchcharts.nl.
  18. ^ "New Zealand charts portal".
  19. ^ "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch.
  20. ^ "Roxanne Shante Chart History (UK Singles Chart)". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Chart search – "Gang Starr", Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "WORLD MONEY - Tomoro feat. Nice & Smooth - Release Info". Apple Music.
  23. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  24. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  25. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  26. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  27. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  28. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.

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