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2 TOO MANY - FRESH PRINCE'S EARLY '90'S GROUP

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I figure it's been awhile since we've discussed 2 Too Many and there's probably a handful of people on this board who aren't aware of them. 2 Too Many was a group that the Fresh Prince signed to him imprint WilJam back in the early 90's (through Jive Records). Basically, if you love JJ+FP/Homebase/LL Cool J/Heavy D + The Boyz or 90's Hip-Hop, you are going to like this group. Their album is so dope and I can't believe they didn' blow up.

Anyways, here's their first single/music video that has a Fresh Prince cameo. He also co-wrote it. Give it a listen and you can here classic FP lryics being spit by the guys.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNqF3sQejXc&feature=related

FP also co-wrote their next single which was "My Imagination."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VVEBAcFzuc

Lil' Troy aka Troy Carter is now actually Lady Gaga's manager. I think Tim told me a few years ago that one of them did something with the 'Prince.

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A few joints on the album were produced by Hula + K. Fingers from Summertime, Dog Is A Dog, Shadow Dreams, Just Kickin' It

This is two of them...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99IUDvzHXpw

This one is straight up on the New Jack Swing tip...Love it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJtIKSfH5rQ

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Wow this is really cool, I never knew about this. Im gonna check out more from them.

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Great post! Jazzy Jeff also did a remix of their first single which is on the 12" of where's the party

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Yeah, I swear Jazzy's remix was on YouTube at some point. I can't find it now tho.'

Here's a link to the album if anyone wants to buy it. I find it funny that Amazon is selling brand new copies of it for over $20. Thank God for the used ones available...LOL. I haven't listened to the album in a long time so I'm being reminded how good this group was.

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I own the 12" vinyl of Where's The Party. I think there maybe 2 Jeff mixes on it.

The reason they didn't blow up AJ???? Timing.

in 1992 it wasn't cool for a new group to come out with something like this.

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I'm lucky, I actually found a CD promo of "Where's The Party." It has a shorter/radio cut of Jazzy's remix, plus the full/extended version as well as the instrumental. Also the regular/album version.

There were many new groups that came out out around this time College Boyz, UMC's, MC Brains, 2 In A Room, Joe Public who at least were one hit wonders at the time.

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UMC's Fruits of Nature was an amazing album. One of those guys went on to the a kind of successful producer, he for example did that 50 Cent/Lil Kim track.

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Yeah he also produced a track for lost & found but it never made the album

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AJ, i guess i mean People wanted a bit of substance out of Hip-Hop. Not always easy to back up a hit and have longevity in any era in Hip-Hop.

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I just think they didn't receive proper promotion. The music was dope and fell right in line with a lot of sucessfull Hip-Hop at the time. I was bit into music at the time and I never knew about the group. It wasn't until Tim found out about them years later and brought them to my attention.

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Yeh i wasn't aware until i found the 12" single randomly at a record fair in 2001. Just saw the W.Smith and J.Townes names in the middle of the record and JIVE logo.

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