Sunday, December 27, 2009

Quo

Quo was a kiddie hip-hop/rap duo that consisted of Wade "Kaos" Robson (born on September 17, 1982 in Brisbane, Australia) and DeWayne "Sysco Smoov" Turrentine (born in 1979 from Los Angeles, California). They were signed to Michael Jackson's MJJ Music record label.

Wade was already well-known for performing a dance routine to Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on the Australian television talent show, "New Faces 4," sharing the stage with Michael Jackson himself during his "Bad" tour stop in Australia, and starring in three of Michael Jackson's videos: "Black and White," "Jam," and "Heal the World."
In 1994, the duo came together and released their debut single, "Huh What?" which featured rapper Redman (who also co-wrote the song). The single failed to make the Billboard charts at all.
The second single, "Blowin' Up (Don't Stop the Music)" which peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and #90 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks. Aaron Hall provided background vocals on the song.
In October of that same year, Quo released their self-titled debut album, but it failed to make any impact on the Billboard album charts.
The third single, "Quo Funk" (which heavily sampled The Jacksons' "This Place Hotel") also failed to make any impact on the charts. The song featured R&B group, Brownstone.

After that, Quo broke up and seemingly faded into obscurity. Wade went on to become a successful choreographer, producer and actor while DeWayne became a fashion model, married actress Reagan Gomez-Preston & has two children.

To see the music video for "Huh What?," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArSMS77moc

To see the music video for "Blowin' Up (Don't Stop the Music)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keUfngaK0ls

To see the music video for "Quo Funk," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJUMDPicBsE



[updated on 03/25/13]

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