Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lidell Townsell & M.T.F.

Lidell Townsell is a house\dance music artist from Chicago, Illinois. He released various singles on the Trax and DJ International record labels. M.T.F. (or More Than Friends) was a duo that consisted of singer Martell and emcee Silk-E (no relation to rapper Sylk-E. Fine).
In 1992, Lidell and M.T.F. released their debut album "Harmony" on Mercury\PolyGram Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "Get With U" peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single "Nu Nu" became their biggest and only hit to date, peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, #44 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles sales chart.
The last single "The Dugout" was released, but didn't appear to make the charts at all. After that it seemed as if Lidell Townsell and M.T.F. had faded into obscurity.

In 2005, New York-based hip-hop\electronica music group Fannypack covered "Nu Nu" under the title, "Nu Nu (Yeah Yeah)" which has been well known and mostly memorably heard in the movies "Stick It" and "Fired Up."

These days, Lidell Townsell continues to be active in house music, traveling all over the world. As for M.T.F, not much has been heard from them.

To see Lidell Townsell's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/Lidellt

To see the music video for "Nu Nu," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp561lLvpBY

To see a fan-made video for "Get With U," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNzz8iBKQYI


[updated on 08/02/13]

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