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Full Force
Origin Compton, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Years active 1979-Present
Labels Columbia,Capitol,Calibre,TVT Records, Earforce Records
Associated acts UTFO, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, House Party
Website ForcefulWorld.com
Members
Paul Anthony
Brian "B-Fine" George
Lucien "Bowlegged Lou" George Jr.
Junior "Shy Shy" Clark
Curt "Curt-T-T" Bedeau
Gerry "Baby Gee" Charles

Full Force is a group of R&B and hip hop performers and producers from Brooklyn, New York, USA, calling themselves "the original hip hop vocal band".

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Members

  • B-Fine (Brian George) - drums and drum programming
  • Shy Shy (Junior Clark) - bass guitar
  • Paul Anthony (Paul Anthony George) - vocals
  • Bowlegged Lou (Lucien George, Jr.) - vocals
  • Curt-T-T (Curt Bedeau) - guitar
  • Baby Gee (Gerry Charles) - keyboards

B-Fine, Paul Anthony, and Bowlegged Lou are brothers, and the other members are their cousins.

History

They have produced and written music for UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, La Toya Jackson, and Selena. Full Force produced UTFO's "Roxanne Roxanne" (1985), a record that led to several answer records, most notably one by Roxanne Shanté. They produced singer/songwriter Rihanna's 2005 hit, "That La, La, La" which appears on her debut album Music Of The Sun. The Black Eyed Peas' worldwide hit "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was also written as a collaboration between Full Force and will.i.am of the Peas. Full Force wrote and produced most of the singles from La Toya Jackson's fifth studio album La Toya, including "You're Gonna Get Rocked!", "You Blew", and "Such a Wicked Love", as well as Patti LaBelle's track "I Got It Like That", for which they also provided prominent background vocals, from her 1989 album, Be Yourself.

Full Force provide backing vocals on two Bob Dylan songs recorded during sessions for Infidels: "Death Is Not the End" (released on Down in the Groove (1988) and "Tell Me" (released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991).

In addition to their production résumé, they have their own albums and music. They placed several hit singles on the R&B charts during the latter half of the 80's. Tracks such as "Unselfish Lover" (off their self-titled debut) and "Temporary Love Thing" (off their follow-up album, Full Force Get Busy 1 Time!) received substantial airplay. "All in My Mind" became their first and only single to date to reach the R&B Top Ten in 1988. Two greatest hits compilations are available, one by Thump Records and the other by Collectables.

In 2007, on their Sony release Legendary, they have a song dedicated to Oprah Winfrey entitled "We're Feeling You Oprah." It was inspired by their mother's love for Winfrey.

They appeared in the 1990s comedy film House Party and its sequel as the gangster-nemeses of Kid and Play. Recent activities include the production of another installment of the franchise titled Bouncers.

Full Force's biggest hit (production-wise) from the 1990s was the Backstreet Boys hit single "All I Have To Give". Full Force worked with Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte for her album Child Of The Sun, however the songs were all produced by Prince so they remained unreleased. Full Force was then featured on Lil' Kim's La Bella Mafia album of 2002 for her song "Cant F--- With Queen Bee".

Thump Records, a label known for its freestyle compilations, released their first greatest hits compilation.

Discography

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Singles

Albums

  • 1985: Full Force (Columbia)
  • 1986: Full Force Get Busy 1 Time! (Columbia)
  • 1987: Guess Who's Comin' to the Crib? (Columbia)
  • 1989: Smoove (Columbia)
  • 1992: Don't Sleep (Capitol)
  • 1995: Sugar On Top (Calibre)
  • 2001: Still Standing (TVT)
  • 2007: Legendary (Sony)
  • 2009: Full Force Of Course (Earforce Records)

Filmography

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