Sunday, October 31, 2010


4Kast was a female R&B girl group consisting of members Kisha, Kia (born Kia Jeffries), Sharissa (born Sharissa Dawes) and Tasha from New York.

The group was formed in 1995 and Kia was a member of the short-lived early-90s R&B group Oscar.
In 1998, 4Kast released their debut album "Any Weather" on RCA Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "I Tried" peaked at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #46 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The follow-up singles "Miss My Lovin" and "If I Could/I Tried" didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all. After that, they had appeared to have faded into obscurity.

These days, Sharissa has a moderate solo career. In 2002, she scored her only highest Hot 100 chart appearance to date with the song "Any Other Night."

Kia is now pursuing a solo career as a singer/songwriter under the name "Babydoll." She was featured on rapper Akinyele's song "Put It In Your Mouth."

In November of 2012, Kia killed her abusive husband in self defense. She was not charged with his death. She has also appeared on the VH1 network show "The Gossip Game."

To see Kia Jeffries' Reverbnation page, go to:

To see a fan-made video for "I Tried," go to:

As a bonus, here's the music video for Sharissa's minor solo hit "Any Other Night." To see the video, go to:

[updated on 08/01/13]

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