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Troop is an R&B group from Pasadena, California. Troop has had four number one singles and ten top ten singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. They have also completed five albums, which include three certified gold and one certified platinum album.

The group began in the late ’80s after they won a televised talent contest that later drew interest from record labels. Troop, consisting of childhood friends Steve Russell, Allen McNeil, John Harreld, Rodney Benford, and Reggie Warren, signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut single Mamacita from their self titled album in 1988. “Mamacita” reached #2 on the Billboard’s R&B Charts.

After the release of their debut album, Troop released Attitude, which included songs such as Spread My Wings and All I Do Is Think Of You (a Jackson 5 cover), which were both #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and remained in the top 10 on the charts for several weeks. Attitude was certified platinum in 1990, afterward, Troop released their third album Deepa in 1992 from which the single Sweet November made #1 on the Billboard’s R&B charts. The group followed up with two more albums A Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’ (1994) and Mayday (1998), both of which were re-released in 2005.

After releasing “Mayday” in 1998, Troop took a hiatus as individual members worked behind the scenes on various writing and producing projects, collaborations, and other business endeavors.

In 2004, Troop returned and began touring the United States and finishing up their sixth album. Since returning, Troop has headlined a number of shows and also shared the stage with artists they toured with in the past such as Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Silk, Mario, and Jon B..


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  • ChizhSuperChel


    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    troop's sophomore cd, Attitude, was released in 1989 & spawned 5 huge r&b hits 'spread my wings,' 'all i do is think of you,' 'i will always love you,' 'my music,' & 'i'm not soupped.' these songs charted on Billboard's r&b charts from 1989-1991, and Attitude became one of only 3 cd's to generate hits in 3 consecutive years (curiously, the other two were also released in 1989: michel'le's self titled debut & janet jackson's rhythm nation 1814). these guys seem to have faded into oblivion.. i say it's time to find them & pay homage to this era!

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CRiiSs7

    Yeap babee!<3

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • credmoney

    the original idols before american idol!

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Novoue

    All i do

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • slushhy

    spread my wings *w*

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • sweetness724U

    Love TROOP? Listen to Allen McNeil from TROOP's new album Hybernation. you know & love the R&B favorite songs "All I Do Is Think of You", "Spread My Wings", & "Mamacita", "I Will Always Love You" & more by the R&B group TROOP then you are sure to love one of the lead singers Allen McNeil aka Mr. AL MAC's new Hybernation album. You can listen to song snippets & order the album at To purchase an autographed copy direct from him send your inquiry to

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sweetness724U

    Allen McNeil from TROOP is offering a Valentines Day Serenade Promotion. mainly for the ladies as a special treat & to bring awareness to his new album Hybernation that is out. He is offering a special Valentines Day serenade promotion where he will personally call to serenade & wish a happy valentines day. It is a unique opportunity. There are a limited number (30) of slots available right now & the deadline ends soon February 7th to purchase your slot. If you haven't purchased his new album already then you will receive a phone call from Allen that will not exceed 5 minutes to serenade you & he will send an autographed copy of his new CD to you. For details on cost & how it works please email or

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kN1ght0AwL


    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • perfectellipses

    Interestingly enough, it looks like "All I Do" was written by Stevie Wonder and sang by numerous people and groups, including Jackson 5, until he himself recorded vocals for the song in '79.

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • iamLRA

    sonofaque86: Actually Troop jacked it from Jackson 5...

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • JNez

    troop. oh man....good sounds from this group in during 1988-1990 but nobody hung around for their 1992 masterpiece deepa. too bad. there were gems on that cd, starting with "i feel you," "sweet november," & "whatever it takes." the cd is out of print and may take some searching but it's definitely worth it.

    4 May 2009 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    damn! i wuz in elementary school and remember this shit like it wuz ystrday:-)

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Ke-Boo


    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • str8uptalented

    I am one of Steven Russell's Reps- CEO of Steven wrote "No AIR for Jordin Sparks:" It just went Platinum in July 2008. Troop is still performing and have a lot of projects in the works. They will be featured in and upcoming article in Jet Magazine this fall... Fans wanted to know what they were up too. We are closing on a Troop for the Troops concert to benefit our Soldiers in Iraq. First stop Seattle! This fall. Please stop by and show the fellas some love!

    18 Sep 2008 Reply
  • sonofaque86

    i just noticed that B5 jacked All I Do from this group

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Soulful_One

    Wow!....been a minute.

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • baybeegrl22

    No "Sweet November"?! :o(

    4 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Make-It-Hot


    10 May 2008 Reply
  • kenginel

    Troop. One of the all time great R&B groups. I remember the first time I saw the Mamacita video on Video Soul. I have been a fan ever since.

    8 Dec 2007 Reply
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