C-Block

Also known as C Bloc, C-Black
Members of C-Block: J.R. White, Jeanine Love (2), Preston D. Holloway, Red Dogg, Theresa Baltimore
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-Block

Discography of C-Block:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Shake Dat Azz 3 Audio Maad Records
2 So Strung Out 4 Audio 1996-10-04 Maad Records
3 Time Is Tickin' Away 5 Audio 1997-05-05 Maad Records
4 Keep Movin' 4 Audio 1999 Maad Records
5 Time Is Ticking Away 4 Audio 1998-02-16 Coalition Recordings
6 Summertime 5 Audio 1997 Maad Records
7 Keepin' It Real 14 Audio 1998 Maad Records
8 General Population 13 Audio 1997 Maad Records
9 Time Is Tickin' Away 2 Audio 1997 Maad Records
10 Broken Wings 4 Audio 1998-02-00 Maad Records
11 Shake Dat Azz 5 Audio 1996 Maad Records
12 Eternal Grace 4 Audio 1997 Maad Records
13 Time Is Ticking Away 3 Audio 1997 Coalition Recordings
14 Shake Dat Azz (The Remixes) 4 Audio 1996 Maad Records
15 Keep Movin' 3 Audio 1999 Maad Records
16 The Future Is So Bright 6 Audio 2000 Dance Division
17 Eternal Grace 4 Audio 1997 Maad Records
18 Time Is Tickin' Away 4 Audio 1998 Coalition Recordings
19 Time Is Tickin' Away 5 Audio 1997-05-05 WEA Records
20 So Strung Out 2 Audio 1997 Maad Records
21 Broken Wings 3 Audio 1998 Maad Records
22 General Population 13 Audio 1997 Maad Records (2)
23 Singles Collection '98 15 Audio 1998 Warner Bros. Records (2)
24 Broken Wings 4 Audio 1998
25 Music Box 15 Audio 2002 TOP Records (4)
26 General Population 13 Audio 1997 WEA
27 The Story Of Success 5 Audio 1998
28 Summertime 5 Audio 1997 Maad Records
29 So Strung Out 4 Audio 1996-10-04
30 Keepin' It Real 14 Audio 1998 Maad Records
31 The Future Is So Bright 6 Audio 2000 Dance Division


Since producer-driven, vocalist-fronted musical projects such as [a=Snap!] and [a=C + C Music Factory] had remarkable success in the early 1990s, producers Frank Müller, Ulrich Buchmann and [a=Jörg Wagner] decided to put together such a group in 1995.

The Persian Gulf War had ended in 1991 and former American soldiers who had decided to remain in Germany were all over the country. Some of them were musicians who hadn't had a chance to capitalize off their talent back home and were willing to try a musical career in Europe. Anthony "Red Dogg" Joseph and James "Mr.P" White met in such circumstances and were recruited by Frank Müller to become part of his newly-created musical project.

They chose the name "C-Block" and released their debut single, "Shake Dat Azz", a collaboration with Chicago rapper [a=A.K.-S.W.I.F.T.] in late 1996, which made a lasting impression on their European fanbase. However, their greatest hits were only ahead of them at the time. "So Strung Out", a more rap-oriented single, was released as their sophomore effort and catapulted the group to European superstardom. Based on a Soul Searchers sample, already made famous by [a=Eric B. & Rakim] and [a=Run-DMC], called "Ashley's Roachclip", "So Strung Out" was a soulful ode to drug victims across the world and had a lasting impact in the European rap community.

Unfulfilled plans of a solo career made Mr.P leave the group in late 1997, being replaced by untill then less visible project members Theresa "Misty" Baltimore and Preston "Goldie Gold" Holloway who had only recorded backing vocals and choruses for the C-Block debut album, "General Population", released in 1997. They all quit the project after the more pop-oriented, less successfull second album, ironically called "Keepin' It Real".

Mr.P returned to the group and tried to make a comeback with newly-recruited r&b singer Jeanine Love, but the released singles failed to make an impact comercially or critically and the group officially disbanded in late 2000.

Frank Müller, one of the creators and producers of the group, released the group's third, shelved, album in late 2010 on the Internet.


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