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Bell Biv DeVoe

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Bell Biv DeVoe is a successful spin off group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late ’80s, but not until completing the tour in support of Heart Break did the threesome decide to make the break from New Edition official. At the suggestion of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, they chose to chart their own course.

Bell Biv Devoe’s debut album Poison has a variety of producers, including Dr. Freeze and Spyderman, Wolf & Epic (Richard Wolf & Bret “Epic” Mazur), Guy’s Timmy Gatling, and Public Enemy’s Hank Shocklee and Keith Shocklee. As a result, Bell Biv DeVoe’s first album “Poison” has a larger new jack swing composition as compared to New Edition releases. BBD was a pioneering group that was the first to successfully combine hip-hop with R&B & pop. The CD was released in 1990, and its title track became a #1 hit on the R&B chart. The singles that followed were “Do Me!”, “B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?”, “When Will I See You Smile Again”, and “Dope!” (the latter was retitled “She’s Dope!” upon release due to the rising drug abuse among children). Poison sold over three million copies. The remix album WBBD-Bootcity! The Remixes, with the Wolf & Epic produced “Word To The Mutha!” as accompanying single, was released the next year and was certified gold.

Bell Biv Devoe sold in excess of 4 million albums, prompting performances on the 1990 American Music Awards and other such ceremonies.

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  • Red_Pain

    i like it on scrubs when turk dances to it [6]

    26 Jul 8:30pm Reply
  • Red_Pain

    their first album is a classic. [5]

    26 Jul 8:30pm Reply
  • DjsMix74

    Poison :D

    27 Mar 3:01am Reply
  • onioncarbide

    never trust a big butt and a smile.

    22 Feb 6:32am Reply
  • imwithfatcats

    that girl is poisooooon

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    something in your eyes, please come back, when will i see you smile again & i do need you <3 <3 <3...in other words, all their slow jams!!

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Andr3a89

    my avatar brought me here

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MAX_911

    Chris "Turkelton" Turk @ Scrubs !!

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RnB_Gentleman

    "Die Biografie ist ja echt zum totlachen. Google-Translator epic fail xD"(2) schreib ja viele bios aber die ist ja echt schlecht ich hatte die englische darein kopiert gehabt

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Pure_Greenwood

    I dont know what "it" is, but he's got it

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • pauldeelaek

    i like it on scrubs when turk dances to it [5]

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • NIGHTCRAWLER232

    this song is still as fresh as the first time i heard it back then, the under-aged part is kind of odd when you hear it as an adult, knowing what kind of charge that action carrys.

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • x_TMMC

    their first album is a classic. [4]

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • T--666

    Die Biografie ist ja echt zum totlachen. Google-Translator epic fail xD

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • she-is-superman

    i like it on scrubs when turk dances to it [4] and when carla & elliot singing: "that girl is poisooon" :D

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • straw4uberry

    I forgot all about Poison till yesterday when i was at a club. I love the way this track still gets every one on their feet dancing.

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    fuckn sick.

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • tamas14

    Turkelton :D

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • makeSome_nOIze

    i like it on scrubs when turk dances to it [3]

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    their first album is a classic. [3]

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
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