Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cookie Crew


Cookie Crew were a female hip-hop/rap duo from Clapham, South London that consisted of MC Remedee (born Debbie Pryce on December 4, 1966) and Susie Q (born Susan Banfield on March 10, 1967).

Susie Q is the sister of singer Andrew Banfield (who was a member of R&B group The Pasadenas) and MC Remedee was a former chief for the Ministry of Defence. They got their start in the music business after winning a national rap competition & recorded two sessions for the John Peel BBC Radio 1 show.

Cookie Crew later received a record deal from UK dance music label Rhythm King and they were placed in the studio with music production trio Beatmasters who helped put the duo in a dance music direction.
The first single "Rok Da House" was successful in nightclubs, but didn't appear to make the charts at all.
Cookie Crew's second single "Females (Get On Up)" peaked at #78 on the U.K. Singles chart, #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #75 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1989, Cookie Crew released their debut album "Born This Way!" on FFRR Records. The album peaked at #93 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #24 on the U.K. Albums chart.
Their third single "Got to Keep On" peaked at #17 on the U.K. Singles chart and #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The last single from the album "Come On and Get Some" peaked at #42 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1991, Cookie Crew released their sophomore album "Fade to Black" which didn't appear to make the Billboard or UK album charts at all.
The only single to chart was "Secrets (of Success)" which peaked at #53 on the U.K. Single chart and #28 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
The follow-up singles "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" and "Brother Like Sister" failed to make the charts at all.

By 1992, Cookie Crew wanted to pursue a more orthodox hip-hop/rap style, but FFRR's parent record label London Records wanted to steer them into a pop-oriented rap style. The conflicting differences eventually led to Cookie Crew leaving their label and retiring from the music industry.

Despite that, Debbie and Susan have continued to be involved with other projects within in the music industry and continued to perform & travel the world.

To see a fan-made video for "Rok Da House," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGb7ktgwBE0

To see a fan-made video for "Females," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIUMP9xdpGg

To see the music video for "Born This Way," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LQILQHUBOM

To see the music video for "Got to Keep On," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YinhMSANjc

To see a fan-made video for "Come and Get Some," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmIYLeJZlAU

To see the music video for "Secrets (Of Success)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpvb8btuU5A

To see a fan-made video for "Love Will Bring Us Back Together," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBR89vMD3qQ

To see a fan-made video for "Brother Like Sister," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK1HSwtVjvY


[updated on 06/19/13]

1 comment:

retronic said...

I loved (and love) The Cookie Crew and am just doing a Cookie Crew Samples post on my blog of samples used on the two albums.
I don't have all the 12" and would love to hear some of those remixes!!