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Album Review

This West Coast outlet discovered by Gerald Levert had an unimpressive debut with their self-titled first album. The single "Mamacita" was a huge R&B hit and just missed topping the charts, but it wasn't enough to keep the album afloat on the pop charts very long. It did put them on the urban contemporary map and established them as an entertaining, occasionally arresting band.


Formed: 1984 in Pasadena, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Troop began as a teen group that won $1000 on Puttin' on the Hits, a nationally televised contest, by dancing and lip-synching to New Edition's "Cool It Now." The Pasadena, California quintet -- Rodney Benford, John Harreld, Allen McNeil, Steve Russell, and Reggie Warren -- were then signed to Atlantic, and their 1988 debut single, the LeVert-produced "Mamacita," taken from their self-titled album, reached number two on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart. Their second album, 1989's Attitude, featured...
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  • 8,91 €
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Dance, Pop, Teen Pop, Soul, Rock
  • Released: 24 May 1988

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