100 Days Of New Jack

SISTA | #100daysofnewjack

SISTA | #100daysofnewjack

Let's continue #100daysofnewjack with Day 5!

In the late 80s, Missy Elliott, LaShawn Shellman, Chonita Coleman and Radiah Scott formed an R&B group called Sista, for which Elliott served as a singer and songwriter. She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley as the group's producer and began making demo tracks. In 1991, Sista caught the attention of Jodeci member/producer DeVante Swing by performing Jodeci songs acapella for him backstage after one of his group's concerts. In short order, Sista moved to New York City, now signed to Elektra Records through DeVante's Swing Mob imprint. 

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Kids At Work | #100daysofnewjack

Kids At Work | #100daysofnewjack

In honor of last night's epic battle, I thought it'd be a cool idea to highlight these 2 musical icons and the groups that they first started out in! Today we will begin with the creator of new jack himself, Mr Teddy Riley and his former group Kids At Work!

 

Kids At Work were an R&B trio from New York City that included Clurel Henderson, keyboardist Teddy Riley and bassist Timmy Gatling. Teddy formed the group under the guidance of local music producer (also his uncle) Gene Griffin.

In 1984, Kids at Work released their self-titled debut...