Saturday, October 31, 2009

Def Dames

Def Dames were a female rap duo from the late 80s/early 90s that consisted of Marilyn "Kandy Kane" Sumlin (from Bakersfield, California) and Yolanda "Special T aka Ace Senorita" Sugart.

Marilyn began singing, acting and playing instruments at a young age and due to her exposure of music in her life, she formed a group called Klass Act which generated a local buzz that caught the attention of hip-hop music producer DJ Sparkle. She joined Def Dames and they signed a record deal with Sedona Record Company.
In 1989, they released their debut album, "2-4-The Bass" which peaked at #76 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "976-Boom" peaked at #19 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, becoming their highest chart appearance to date. The follow-up single, "Set It Off" peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
In 1991, the duo released their sophomore album, "2-Large" which didn't appear to make the Billboard albums chart.
The only single to chart was "The King of Romance" which peaked at #26 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. Another single, "Whip It" was released, but didn't chart at all.

After that, it seemed as if Def Dames faded into obscurity. Marilyn Smith now goes under the name Touch, but it's unknown what Yolanda Sugart is doing today.

To see Marilyn "Touch" Smith's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/giftrap2

To see the music video for "The King of Romance," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COIMNMrlEek

To see the music video for "Whip It," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZvIju-tXLc




[updated on 05/22/13]

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