The College Boyz
Moving on from the girl group week, I decided to feature a few of my favorite male groups from the next 7 days! And today I'm kicking it off with a lesser known new jack/R&B male group. The College Boyz were a hip-hop/rap group from the 90s whose members consisted of R.O.M. (born Romany Romanic Malco, Jr on November 18, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York), Squeak, B. Selector and DJ Cue. They originally called themselves RGM before changing it to the College Boyz.
In 1992, they released their debut album "Radio Fusion Radio" which peaked at #118 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #25 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The first single, "Victim of the Ghetto" peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, #28 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #28 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks. The second single "Hollywood Paradox" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and #65 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. The last single from the album "Humpin'" peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. In 1994, the College Boyz released their sophomore album "Nuttin' Less, Nuttin' Mo" which peaked at #80 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The only single to chart was "Rollin'" which managed to peak at #49 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. After that, the group disbanded.
These days, Romany Malco now works as an actor who's appeared in many films including:
The 40 Year Old Virgin, Think Like A Man, Weeds, and my personal favorite piece of work of his The MC Hammer biopic where he played Hammer! Anyone that knows me, knows that Hammer is my hero and for that Rom earned a special place in this fanboys heart lol. As for the other members, it is unknown what they are up to today.
Romany was also the writer for MC Skat Kat's verses on Paula Abduls songs! He's commonly mistaken for the voice too but he only wrote the lyrics. Someone else other than him actually rhymed it.
Radio Fusion Radio/1992
Nutyin' Less Nuttin' Mo'/1994