Full Force

Story Of Full Force, Hip-Hop’s First Vocal Band, To Air Tonight

(AllHipHop News) Veteran Hip-Hop band Full Force will be the subject of a special episode of “Unsung” tonight January 30.

The history of Full Force’s impact on the music business will be explored during the one hour special, which explores the careers of group members Paul Anthony, Bow Legged Lou, Baby Gerry, B-Fine and Shy Shy.

The Full Force “Unsung” focuses on the legendary career of the family oriented group, who got their start opening for stars like James Brown and The Jackson 5, at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The hitmaking family group is credited with helping to pioneer the “New Jack Swing” style of R&B/Hip-Hop music, based on hit singles like “Roxanne, Roxanne” by UTFO, “Alice Can’t You See,” “Unfaithful,” “Temporary Love Thing,” “Your Love Is So Def,” “Aint My Type of Hype” and others.

“I think people are going to see our episode and say to themselves, ‘wow..I didn’t know that they worked with that person,” group member Baby Gerry told AllHipHop.com. “Hopefully people realize that we were kind of the ‘proto-type’ for today’s younger crop of producers- that kind of ‘Wild Style Hip-Hop,” with melodies and real songs over the top.”

Full Force’s rise to stardom as producers is chronicled as their work with artists like Backstreet Boys, Lil Kim, Lisa Lisa, Britney Spears, Rihanna, James Brown and a young Nicki Minaj is highlighted, since she was part of the group Hood Stars with Lou $tar, Bow Legged Lou’s son.

In 1990, the group experienced success on the big screen, as the villains in the classic Hip-Hop movie, House Party, which starred Kid-N-Play.

“Alway dream big and never give up on it. Also being able to humble yourself to situations,when you humble yourself all good things will follow and fall into place,” group member Curttt told AllHipHop.com.

The episode will also delve into group member Paul Anthony’s battle with an incurable form of cancer.

“I looked at my Blackberry and there were words like no cure, fatal,” Paul Anthony revealed. “The first thing I said, is I respect cancer, but I aint changing s**t. Me and my brothers went on a whirlwind adventure to find doctors. We went to one hospital and when we got there, the doctor introduced himself and said ‘I am Doctor Paul Anthony.’ I felt like it was a message. I looked at my doctor and I said ‘all of my life, I have bet on Paul Anthony. So I tell you what, I am going to bet on Paul Anthony.'”

Full Force “Unsung” debuts tonight (January 30) at 10:00 PM ET on TVOne.

  • Tril Beats

    Oh shit…. the niggaz on House Party! lol

  • water_ur_seeds

    this dope!!!

  • rep87

    icons of hiphop music

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    • Chassidy Joiner

      None of them have a EBT card.. they are all millionaires… Look at their credits for Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Usher, etc.. Lol yea.

      • Tony G.

        that kid has no idea what he’s talking about ..he assumes that just becuz a group or person is old or doenst have songs on the radio anymore means they’re broke..not realizing these dudes have been behind some of the biggest pop and r/b songs fo the past 10-15 yrs..dont waste ur time on the clown.

    • bossflossy

      idiot to say the least, them dudes made millions during the boy band era

  • illymac

    on on and on and on on and on
    and the beat dont stop say what
    Them dudes is funny as hell..
    House Party 1 and 2 is classic..

  • “i smell…i smell…i smell pussies” 1 my favorite House Party lines

  • Hypestyles

    shout out to Full Force.  Saw them perform in 2010, great show.