Montell Jordan

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban
Tags: rnb hip-hop 90s hip hop urban Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA. Montell Jordan made a huge impact in both the US and UK charts in 1995 with the runaway success of his Def Jam Records’ single ‘This Is How We Do It’. Utilising a sample from Slick Rick, this celebration of life in South Central, Los Angeles, struck a chord with both hip-hop fans and modern R&B audiences. Within weeks of release it entered the US R&B Top 10 and then the pop charts, preceding a debut album of the same title. This included several B.B. King samples and a guest rap from Coolio on the excellent ‘Payback’. The lyrics also diverged somewhat from typical Californian swing subjects - ‘Daddy’s Home’ addressing the importance of black fatherhood in the ghettos. He attributes his development in an otherwise hostile environment to the rare presence of both a father and mother as he grew up. Rather than running with the gangs in the ‘South Central...

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