Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nuttin' Nyce

Nuttin' Nyce was an R&B trio from Sacramento, California that originally consisted of LaTeece "Teece" Wallace, Onnie Ponder, and Liz Burnett.

Teece was a former member of dance trio, Get Busy Girls. The girls were originally members of the five-piece music group, Attitude, but after losing two members of the group, they became Nuttin' Nyce.

In 1993, Liz was replaced by Eboni Foster. The group was spotted by Pocketown Records A&R man, Rodney Ellis in a Los Angeles club and signed the group to the label as its first act.
During that same year, the group released their debut album, "Down 4 Whateva" which peaked at #34 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #10 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.

The album was described by critics as "full of sexual innuendo and laviscious posturing" and "stacked with passionate ballads, boomin' beats and lascivious posturing."
The first single, "In My Nature" peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

Nuttin' Nyce was featured on Hi-Five's single, "What Can I Say To You (To Justify My Love)" which was a moderate R&B hit.
The title song peaked at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100, #38 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #43 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #62 on the U.K. Singles chart. 

The song was featured on the "A Low Down Dirty Shame" movie soundtrack.
The third single, a cover version of Vanity 6's "Nasty Girl" peaked at #39 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. 
The last single, "Froggy Style" peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #25 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1996, Nuttin' Nyce officially disbanded due to the girls pursuing individual solo careers.

Eboni Foster signed a record deal with MCA Records. In 1998, she released her debut solo album, "Just What You Want" and scored a moderate hit with the song "Crazy For You."
In 2007, Eboni independently released the EP, "The Rules of Life" via MySpace. As of 2013, she stated that she is working on her third studio project.

Teece Wallace is a member of the Divadom Entertainment Group. It is unknown what Onnie Ponder is up to today.

To see the music video for "In My Nature," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7VZ_ue3JoQ

To see a fan-made video for "Down 4 Whateva," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_gqbUSiM40

To see a fan-made video for "Nasty Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Gtj6UcdrI

To see the music video for "Froggie Style," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJHq4f97-z8

As a bonus, here is the music video for Hi-Five and Nuttin' Nyce's song, "What Can I Say To You (To Justify My Love)":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHZDZ2V6rQ


 
[updated on 05/18/13]

1 comment:

chuckchizzle said...

I had that album.
They came to Ohio back in the 90s
"froggie style" and "proof is in the puddin" where great songs.

being raised by a DJ and living in a musicly inclined family...I remember alot of this 90 mustc