Saturday, November 1, 2014

PHN FemCee-Vember Edition | J.J. Fad – ‘Supersonic’, ‘Way Out’ and ‘J.J. Fad Supersonic & Public Enemy live 2013 Hall of Fame’ [VIDEOS & SONG]

J.J. Fad

J.J. Fad is an American rap group from Rialto, California, whose name stood for Just, Jammin', Fresh And Def, and were backed by Clarence "DJ Train" Lars.

JJ Fad was originally a five-member group out of Los Angeles in 1985. Its members were Juana Burns (M.C.J.B.), Dania Birks (Baby-D), Anna Cash (Lady Anna), Fatima Shaheed (O.G. Rocker) and Juanita Lee (Crazy J.). The name JJ Fad is an acronym of their names: Juana, Juanita, Fatima, Anna and Dania (JJ FAD). The group released one single, 1987's "Another Hoe + Supersonic".
Due to management and financial issues, Cash, Shaheed and Lee left the group, leaving JJ Fad as a duo. After that, Michelle Franklin (Sassy C.) and DJ Train entered the group, and Supersonic was re-recorded and re-released.

J. J. Fad gained popularity with a trimmed-down line-up of MC J.B. (Juana Burns), Baby-D (Dania Birks), and Sassy C. (Michelle Franklin). Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the group was one of the original Ruthless Records acts signed by Eazy-E, and they sold 400,000 copies of their 1987 single "Supersonic" independently before Eazy and Jerry Heller had managed to secure a major label recording contract.

Signing the act to Atco Records, both the single "Supersonic" and the album Supersonic went platinum. The album was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella with Arabian Prince, shortly before Dre and Yella gained national fame with N.W.A. J. J. Fad were the first female rap group to earn a Grammy nomination and have a record reach platinum status.[1]Unlike many West Coast rappers of the day, their producers made J.J. Fad sound easily accessible to a pop audience by including many electro elements throughout.



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