The Force M.D.'s were far ahead of their time, blending hip-hop with soul and R&B in the early to mid-eighties. Originally released in 1985 by Tommy Boy, the album climbed to #14 on Billboard's Top R&B chart and was a Top 100 hit album as well.
1.One Plus One
2.Here I Go Again
5.Force M.D.'s Meet The Fat Boys
7.Will You Be My Girlfriend?
8.Walking On Air
The Force M.D.'s were mainly one-hit wonders during their peak, but their single hit, "Chillin'," sent them into the stratosphere, and in turn quietly reinvented quiet storm/R&B for the '80s with their doo wop-heavy "Tender Love." True, New Edition were already doing that several albums earlier, but not as straight as Force M.D.'s (New Edition would later join in the chant with Under the Blue Moon and Heart Break). Named after the single, the rest of the Chillin' album is pretty straightforward -- catchy R&B with slick pop hooks, with some moments being downright horrible ("Force M.D.'s meet the Fat Boys"). ~ Rob Theakston