Monday, October 16, 2017

BlackGirl: Treat U Right (Promo Cassette) (Kaper/RCA Records, 1994)

Advance pressing of BlackGirl's one and only album featuring tracks (1, 11) that did not make the final cut. Along with NKRU, they were another group group signed to RCA's urban label Kaper Records in the early to mid 90s. While the more rap-orientated NKRU never went beyond one single, this group seemed to fair better with four singles between 1993-1994, including two that charted on the Hot 100. They released one album Treat U Right that featured production from a pre-Redzone Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Derek Allen (mostly known for his work with Bobby Brown) and Dallas Austin's then-associate Arnold Hennings. Signed to the same label as the immensely popular SWV, they were lucky that they didn't get too much shade but sadly their career never progressed any further despite being nominated for two Soul Train awards in 1995.

Many thanks again to my pal Stuaaart over @ beat4dastreets for his OG press

D.O.B.G. (Definition Of A Blackgirl) 1:57 (Unreleased)
Krazy 4:35
Treat U Right 5:01
Can U Feel It 5:22
Where Did We Go Wrong 5:20
Chains Of Love 4:52
Ooh Yeah (Smooth) 5:24
90s Girl 5:21
Nubian Prince 6:25
Things We Used To Do 4:50
Are You Alone 4:39 (Unreleased)
Can't Live Without You 5:16
Let's Do It Again 4:56

NOTE: Despite being listed on the front, Too Fast does not appear anywhere on the cassette