Friday, May 2, 2008
During an anti-drug benefit, the group got a meeting with music producer, Teddy Riley, who renamed the group Today and helped them get a record deal with MCA Records.
When the head of the MCA Records urban department, Jheryl Busby moved to Motown Records, he brought several music acts with them including Today. Motown promoted them as the new Four Tops.
The song also peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #29 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. It also made the charts in the U.K., peaking at #94 on the U.K. Singles chart.
After the New Motown Artists tour, all of the acts including Today (and also the Good Girls, the Boys, Milira, Rich Nice & MC Trouble) had seemingly faded into obscurity.
Frederick "Big Bub" Drakeford had a moderately successful solo career and went on to produce other music and provide backing vocals.
Larry Singletary did vocal arrangements and wrote songs for other artists & with himself, Wesley Adams and Larry McCain, they unsuccessfully tried get a record deal as a trio.
To see the music video for "Him or Me," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Girl I Got My Eyes on You," go to:
To see the music video for "Take it Off," go to:
To see the music video for "Why You Get Funky on Me," go to:
To see the music video for "I Got the Feeling," go to:
As a bonus, here's the video for the Gents' song, "For You My Baby Love," go to:
[updated on 08\08\12]