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Bryce Wilson
Birth name Bryce Wilson
Also known as Bryce Luvah, MC Luvah
Born 1972
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres R&B
Hip hop
New jack swing
Occupations Producer, actor, musician, rapper
Instruments Keyboard, Microphone
Years active 1991–Present
Labels Capitol/EMI Records (Mantronix)
Epic/SME Records (Groove Theory)
Associated acts Groove Theory
Mantronix
Website http://www.czar-ent.com

Bryce Wilson (born in 1972) also formerly known as Bryce Luvah, is a record label executive/producer, actor, musician, and former emcee. Formerly half of late 1990s contemporary R&B duo Groove Theory, and emcee/keyboardist for early 1990s dance music/electro funk/old school hip hop group Mantronix, he is currently one of the founders and managers of Czar Entertainment, a record label and artist-management company that also manages his acting career.

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Mantronix MC and keyboardist

Following the departure of electro funk/old school hip hop group Mantronix's original rapper MC Tee, Wilson, (then known as Bryce "Luvah", or MC Luvah), and D.J. D, the cousin of the remaining Mantronix member, Kurtis Mantronik, joined Mantronix for 1990's This Should Move Ya. The album spawned two top-10 hits on the British singles chart, "Got to Have Your Love" at #4, and "Take Your Time" at #10. In the United States, the album reached #61 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[1] Wilson was the primary rapper on all of the rap-based tracks that appeared on the album, and was responsible for the lyrical content.

Mantronix's final release, with vocalist Jade Trini replacing D.J. D, was The Incredible Sound Machine in 1991.[2] The Incredible Sound Machine, which tended to favor R&B, new jack swing and house music over hip hop, was considered both a critical and commercial disappointment.[2] Shortly after the tour and promotion related to the release of The Incredible Sound Machine, Mantronix disbanded.[3]

Groove Theory

Following the demise of Mantronix, Wilson paired with Amel Larrieux to form the contemporary R&B duo Groove Theory. In 1995, the group released its self-titled debut album Groove Theory. The album featured the hit, gold certified single "Tell Me" which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart.

Larrieux left the group to pursue a solo career in 1999, and was replaced by Charlotte-bred singer Makeda Davis. The duo originally signed with Epic Records but left the label in 2001. Subsequently, Wilson signed Davis to a solo deal with Interscope and then DreamWorks Records.[citation needed]

The Makeda Davis-Bryce Wilson Groove Theory line-up released one EP, 4 Shure, in 2000, which was the last recording released by the group.[4]

It was announced on SoulSummer.com on February 4, 2010 that Groove Theory is back in the studio working on a reunion album. New material will be available in about two months according to the group's management.[5]

Record producer

In 1996, Wilson collaborated with legendary R&B/Pop hitmaker Babyface, and the two co-produced "You're Makin' Me High," a smash hit single for Toni Braxton that went #1 on both the R&B and Pop charts. He also appeared in the video as Toni's love interest. Rumors of a romance between the two were unconfirmed.[citation needed] Wilson then went on to produce such acts as Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Amerie, Whitney Houston, Mýa, Changing Faces, and many others.[citation needed] Wilson's production sales have exceeded 50 million as well as 2 Grammy Awards.[citation needed]

In 2003, Wilson partnered with fellow producer Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond to found Czar Entertainment in New York.[6] In addition to managing artists such as The Game, Too Short, Lil Henchmen, nNocent, Mario Winans, Eva Trill, and Gucci Mane, the company also manages Wilson's acting career.

Recently, Wilson has been producing singer-songwriter Brandy Norwood's fifth studio album, released in 2008.[citation needed] He is also rumored to be working with Canadian songstress Esthero.[citation needed]

Actor

Since 1997, when he made a guest appearance with Groove Theory on an episode of the television drama New York Undercover, Wilson has acted in a variety of films and television shows. Most notably, Wilson appeared as James, a handsome young man but no one can tell if he's gay or straight, in the popular 2005 film Beauty Shop, which starred Queen Latifah.

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Film and television work

Personal

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External links

Mantronix
Founding Members
Kurtis Mantronik | MC Tee
Former Members
Kurtis Mantronik (1984-1991) | MC Tee (1984-1988) | Bryce Luvah (1990-1991) | D.J. D (1990) | Jade Trini (1991) 
Albums
The Album (1985)  | Music Madness (1986)  | In Full Effect (1988)  | This Should Move Ya (1990)  | The Incredible Sound Machine (1991) 
Mantronix related artists
Angie Stone | Wondress

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