Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gyrl: Get Your Groove On (CDM) (MCA/Silas, 1997)

Following the departure of Paulette Maxwell, Gyrl became a quartet with the addition of Glorika "Jeanae'" Briley and Tai-Amber Hoo in 1997. Again their time on the music scene was fleeting and following the release of the above single - featured in the movie BAPS - they split for good. The movie was a commercial failure and despite being the epitome of 90s R&B greatness, the song was as well. Sadly this was only the beginning of failed projects from Stokes and the Chilombo Girls in particular. In the early to mid 2000s, projects by Mila and her younger sister Jhene Aiko (then known just as Jhene) also ended up on the cutting room floor. Many - if not all - of the acts were signed to T.U.G. Entertainment, a label set up by Stokes that was distributed by Universal.

Get Your Groove On (Radio Groove Without Rap) 3:32
Get Your Groove On (Gyrls Extended Groove) 5:19
Get Your Groove On (Get Your Groove On Wit Gyrl) 3:54
Get Your Groove On (Grooveapella) 3:37