Monday, August 23, 2010

Sylk-E. Fyne

Sylk-E. Fyne (born S. Johnson from South Central Los Angeles, California) is a female rapper from the late 90's. She started rapping while in high school.

After getting a college degree, Sylk-E. Fine wrote lyrics for artists such as Too $hort, Tupac Shakur and the late Eazy-E. She went on tour with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
In 1998, Sylk-E. Fyne released her debut album "Raw Sylk" on RCA Records which peaked at #121 on the Billboard 200, #47 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, and #2 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart. The album was produced by Victor Merrit and Gerald Baillergeau.
Sylk-E. Fyne's scored her only hit with the single "Romeo and Juliet" featuring Compton's Most Wanted member, Chill.

The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #5 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks) and topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. It was was certified Gold in March 1998, selling over 500,000 copies.

Despite the success from the single, Sylk-E. Fyne's debut album failed to match the same success as well. After that, she was dropped from RCA Records.
In 2000, Sylk-E. Fyne released her sophomore album "Tha Cum Up" on Rufftown Records which was a critical and commercial failure.
The only single to chart "Your Style" featuring Snoop Dogg and Bizzy Bone only made it to #17 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.

After that, nothing much was heard from Sylk-E. Fyne, but in 2010, she resurfaced back in the music biz and working on new music, having posted two new songs on her MySpace page.

To see Sylk-E. Fyne's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/sylkefyneofficial

To see the music video for "Romeo and Juliet," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaNMAlt4IjQ

To see the music video for "Ya Style," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AALC6k00B-U

To see the music video for "Keep It Real" (from her debut album), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aUs_sLAdvQ


[updated on 05\07\12]

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