Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sweet N Lo'

Sweet N Lo' were a female hip-hop\rap duo consisting of Georgette "Sweet" Franklin and Lori "Lo" Esteen. Not much information is given on them, but they only released one album.
In 1993, Sweet N Lo' released their debut album "Pucker Up" on Atlantic Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.

Their only chart appearance was the single "40 Dog" which peaked at #60 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. After that, not much was heard from them and they had seemingly faded into obscurity.

Georgette Franklin was involved in songwriting, even writing Jennifer Lopez's 2001 hit song "Love Don't Cost a Thing." Lori Esteen went into group management after the release of Sweet N Lo' s debut album.

Sadly on January 16, 1996, Lori, her boyfriend Thomas Blinco and her friend Diana Davis were found shot to death in Jefferson Park in Los Angeles, California. She was 26 years old.

To see a fan-made video for "40 Dog," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeGIA6WfDmA

2 comments:

no?uestion said...

and Thomas was my godbrother

Glynis said...

Lori was killed on Jan. 25th, 1996. The murder is still unsolved. Please speak up if you know anything. She was good to all and deserves to rest in peace.