Saturday, January 24, 2009

Anquette

Anquette (born Anquette Allen) was a female rapper from Miami, Florida who was backed up by Keia Red and Ray Ray (or the "Throw the P" girls) during the late 80s.

She made her debut with the answer version of 2 Live Crew's "Throw the D" called "Throw The P" in 1986.
In 1988, Anquette released her debut album, "Respect" which peaked at #41 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Her album featured a version of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and a rap song dedicated to Janet Reno which got great acclaims.
Anquette's only hit single to date was "I Will Always Be There For You," which peaked at #76 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
 
She released two other singles, "Ghetto Style" and "Shake It (Do the 61st)" which appear didn't chart at all.
By the 90s, Anquette had seemed to fade into obscurity, but came back in 1997 with an answer song to B-Rock and the Biz's "MyBabyDaddy" called "My Baby Mama."

After that, nothing much has been heard from Anquette or the "Throw the P" girls. They have seemed to fade into obscurity once again. According to a comment on YouTube, Anquette is now a gospel singer.

To see the music video for "I Will Always Be There For You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ojf7z_Zds

To see a fan-made video for "Throw the P," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6GLKUj7CfI

To see a fan-made video for "Janet Reno," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROZllkxVshM

To see a fan-made video for "Ghetto Style," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCW4DENLS8E

To see a fan-made video for "My Baby Mama," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vO7eJcjaMg


[updated on 05\19\13]

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