Day 20 of the #100daysofnewjack challenge! Ft the 90s Canadian boy band TBTBT.
Too Bad to Be True, or TBTBT, was a Canadian hip hop group based in Toronto & Ontario. They were mostly active in the early 1990s. They were best known for their 1993 album One Track Mind, which won the Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year at the 1994 Juno Awards. The group consisted of teenagers Jeromy "Lyric J" Robinson, Shaka "DJ Shaka" Dodd, Al "Al C" Cox, and Frankie "MC Styles" Scarcelli.
TBTBT began writing and recording raps in 1992 when they were still in school. They took part in Toronto's annual Stay Clear anti-drug campaign pop contest. In 1993 the trio released the album One Track Mind on ISBA Records in Canada and Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records internationally.
The group received alot of video airplay on MuchMusic for the album's title track, but consistent with the commercial struggles faced by Canadian hip hop at the time, received almost no commercial radio airplay in Canada outside of the Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal markets.
In 1994 the group released a second single, "Get Down to It", from their album. The track appeared on the RPM Canadian Content chart for six weeks in April and May that year. This is all the info I could find on the group but if you happen to have anything else to add, please feel free to let me know in the comments below!
Click here to watch the music video for "One Track Mind"