Tag: L.A. Reid

BELL BIV DEVOE – HOOTIE MACK

In 1993 Bell Biv DeVoe reunited to release their 2nd album of new material. They got many of the same producers, including Wolf & Epic and L.A. & Babyface, to try to recreate the magic of their debut. Sadly, they failed. Two singles were released from this album, ABOVE THE RIM, a rap song about…

JOHNNY GILL – JOHNNY GILL (1990)

Before joining New Edition for their 1988 album HEARTBREAK, Johnny had already been a solo singer, and had released an album called Johnny Gill on Atlantic Records in 1983. In 1990 he released his 2nd solo album, also called Johnny Gill, on Motown Records which, with his new popularity, was a much bigger success. Gill…

BOBBY BROWN – BOBBY

In 1992, Bobby released this follow up to his hit album Don’t Be Cruel. Once again enlisting L.A. and Babyface, along with others, primarily Teddy Riley, this album fully embraced the musical style that became known as New Jack Swing. The five singles from this album were all fantastic. The uptempo tracks, HUMPIN’ AROUND, GET…

BOBBY BROWN – DON’T BE CRUEL

After the lackluster results of his debut solo album, KING OF STAGE, many would have thought that leaving New Edition was a huge mistake for Bobby Brown. But in 1988 he proved them all wrong with the release of his second album, DON’T BE CRUEL. This time enlisting the help of L. A. Reid and…