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Full Force

Full Force rose to prominence in the mid-'80s, writing and producing popular R&B hits for Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam before embarking on a moderately successful solo career that ultimately led them back to production work. The six-man collective -- featuring Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Baby Gerry, Shy Shy, and Curt-t-t -- originated in New York City's Brooklyn borough, where they originally met up with Steve Salem -- a business-savvy individual who functioned as their manager -- in the late '70s. With a manager in place and plenty of talent between the group members, Full Force struggled throughout the early '80s to find a label willing to sign them, though they did release one independent single, "Turn You On."

Full Force got a break when they wrote and produced fellow Brooklyn group U.T.F.O.'s "Roxanne Roxanne," a rap song that would attain a certain level of fame thanks to a series of answer records. In early 1985, the single peaked at number ten on Billboard's R&B chart, proving a substantial hit for both the rap group and the production team. From there, Full Force moved onto their next major success with Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, a dance-pop group led by a 16-year-old singer named Lisa Velez. Originally Velez had auditioned for the production team, who then went ahead and recorded "I Wonder if I Take You Home" with her, releasing the single under the moniker Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force on indie New York label Personal. The song scored success initially overseas before eventually being released by Columbia in the U.S. after getting immense play in New York clubs as an import single. Almost overnight, the song topped Billboard's dance chart and went on to peak at number six on the R&B chart by summer 1985.

Thanks to the momentum surrounding that hit single, Full Force signed a deal with Columbia to release their own material. Though they scored some minor R&B hits ("Temporary Love Thing," "Unfaithful So Much," "All in My Mind"), their biggest success continued to be as a production team for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam ("All Cried Out," "Head to Toe," "Lost in Emotion"). In 1988, Full Force produced James Brown's I'm Real, scoring a substantial hit for the struggling legend with the album's title track, and worked with a number of late-'80s dance-pop stars: Jasmine Guy, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, and Samantha Fox, among others. Throughout the early and mid-'90s, the group remained relatively quiet before again churning out a number of R&B-flavored pop hits with Selena, Backstreet Boys, and LFO, among others. In 2001, they released Still Standing, a set that combined new material recorded with high-profile guests (including Gerald Levert, Method Man, Scarface, and Raekwon) and some of Full Force's greatest hits. Their work with Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam lived on through singles by the likes of Kylie Minogue ("Secret [Take You Home]") and Nina Sky ("Move Ya Body"). During the late 2000s and early 2010s, they sporadically performed and recorded. In 2012, an episode of TV One's Unsung series covered the group's history. Two years later, supported by numerous collaborators (such as Raphael Saadiq, Shanice, Faith Evans, U.T.F.O., and Roxanne Shanté), they released With Love from Our Friends through Sony's Legacy division. It featured originals as well as updates of "All Cried Out" and "Roxanne Roxanne." ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Legendary
I dont like this version
I love these guys they have my best group.I just seen them do concert yesterday in durham nc .Omg these guys trust me y'all are still bad and I still love them can't wait til they come back !
Your love is so Def from guess who's coming to the crib lp was a sleeper from then
Yeah Full Force doesn't get the recognition they deserve, they are the truth, I love them especially Paul Anthony !x!x!
Cool brothers
All In My Mind.... is still my JAM in 2013!!!
marty.8230
GREAT SONG
Very funky. This is what I also like.
Bring back that ole skool..... priceless..
rome981
Loved Full Force back in the day. Hard to believe big brothas like that could sing so well. Best jam of all was " All in my Mind" Yeahhhh Boiiiii.
tee-3
This is real music, missing it in todays time!
justinstatom
Song is nice
omg! i loved Full Force back in the day.. I loved every single song on their cassette tape... lol.. sounds so funny to say cassette. I just remembering how much fun i had in my early 20's with this great music!
Full Force was that Group back in the 80's!! They always had back to back hits & they were all the JAMS!!!
latoya.jacks o n 7 1
I LOVE FULLFORCE!!! Their music always gets me jammin!
naptownclown 2 0 0 2
I was in the U.S. Navy 1985-88 and Full Force made me feel at home, no matter what part of the world I was in at the time. Great songs and times,
society misses strong song writers and musicians today.
brian.gunter 6 8
Full Force Get Busy One Time nuff said CLICK!
I love Full Force! They had a great way of producing dance music as well as ballads that showed off their vocal talents. In an era where so many artists depended on computers to enhance their voices, Full Force stood out as a popular group that could really sing!
Uh huh, I love Full Force too! In 1985 I got my first radio gig doing a show called The Soul Patrol I used to be on Saturdays from midnight to what was supposed to be 2AM but we'd push it to 5 or 6 in the morning if the lines kept ringing. I also did Sunday evenings from 6PM to 9PM. Full Force, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, UTFO, and dare we forget Cheryl Pepsi Reilly? Samantha Fox? Come on!
what a talented production crew. not mentioned was that they also worked with nsync when they first started. they also won producer of the year awards, FULL FORCE way to go!
tolldel
ALL IN MY MIND is the best jam!
mrs25pg
I love Full Force!
Full Force had one of the best touches for creating dance music. All of their songs made you want to shake your booty!
I love Full Force! I have all of their albums. Full Force Get Busy One Time...

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