|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
The majority of rap music derives from either a strictly male or female perspective, but rarely from both sides, which is what the US duo Koffee Brown (comprised of members Vee and Fonz) set out to correct. Originating from Newark, New Jersey, USA, Vee first made a name for herself in the rap world by collaborating with artists such as Case and Next (several tracks that she authored appeared on the latters 1997 debut, Rated Next), in addition to providing back-up vocals for the likes of Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans. The other member of the group, Fonz, comes from Howardsville, Missouri, and eventually involved himself in the world of hip-hop by working with rapper R.L., who went on to become part of Next. It was through both Vee and Fonzs association with the aforementioned group that the two met, and led to the formation of Koffee Brown. The duo soon caught the attention of one of the most respected names in the US record business, Clive Davis, who...