69 Boyz is a platinum selling Miami bass and hip hop group originating
from Jacksonville, Florida, but now based largely in Orlando, Florida.
The group was initiated by producers C.C. Lemonhead and Jay Ski
(of Chill Deal, Quad City DJs and 95 South), and consists of rappers
La Shaun Van "Thrill Da Playa" Bryant, Barry "Fast" Wright,
Greg "Slow" Thomas, Michael "Quick Skeet" Fisher,
Reginald "Busta Nut" Gunderson and Rottweiler Mike Mike.
The name of the group derives from the fact that all of its members
were born in 1969.
The group had success in the summer of 1994 with its first single, "Tootsee
Roll", from their debut album 199Quad. The song went platinum
and reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the R&B chart.
Other farily successful singles they have had include "Kitty
Kitty", also from the album 199Quad, which peaked at #55 on
the Billboard Hot 100, and 1998's "Woof Woof", written
for the feature film Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy, and also
appearing on their second album, The Wait Is Over. The song reached
#31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Their debut album, released in 1994, was called Nineteen Ninety
Quad, a reference to the year of its release. Nineteen Ninety Quad
was a huge success in and around Florida, popular with Floridians
of the generation of the album release time frame. The band was awarded
three Soul Train Music Award nominations in 1995. Their second
album, The Wait Is Over, came out in 1998, and their third album,
2069, in 2000.
* Released: 1994
* Billboard 200 chart position: - #59
* R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: - #13
* Singles: "Tootsee Roll", "Kitty Kitty"
The Wait Is Over
* Released: 1998
* Billboard 200 chart position: #114
* R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #39
* Singles: "Woof Woof", "Get on Your Feet"
* Released: 2000
* Billboard 200 chart position:
* R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #55
* Singles: "How We Roll"