Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Funky, Sexual Romp...
Myles Q. Davis | USA | 04/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If not for my growing interest in New Jack Swing albums by long subsidized girl groups, I would never have found Nuttin' Nyce's funky, sexually liberated album. While most female vocal groups weigh down their albums by oversinging to cliche beats and lyrics, Nuttin' Nyce know their limits. They are fully aware that they don't have Mariah's vocal range or Kelly Price's emotional prowess. Instead, they opt for funky, up-tempo songs that conincide with their lush, brassy harmonies and flirtatious solos. It's clear that all these women wanted to do was get their freak on while cruising the streets of the West Coast. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but their pension for sexually ripe material could very well have spelt their downfall as a group. If all debut albums by vocal groups could be this funky and carefree it might ensure both longevity and creative success in the future. Among the albums highlight's are "Froggy Style," which samples a classic George Clinton tune, "Down 4 Whateva," "Nasty Girl," and "U Ain't Gotta Lie to Kick it." For casual r&b listeners itching for a funky, mid-90's classic, defitnitely cop this album."
Good first effort, though overshadowed by TLC's fame
Preston | nc | 03/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remembered buying Nuttin' Nyce's album. I liked the ultra funky Down 4 Whatever, but despite it being a hit in '93, I didn't hear it until the fall of 1994. They had a five minute version that they played on the radio that's not on the album. The album version is shorter. But I thought that the song had a live band on it instead of studio gloss, because it was so funky! The rest of the album is good too, but I felt that the group was overshadowed by TLC, whose own album sold right out of the box several months before that. All these other R&B girl trios and quartets were popping out in the '90s, but they couldn't outsell TLC or En Vogue. Nuttin' Nice was good, had their own sexy image and style and made a unique blend of R&B and hip-hop sounds on this album."
True Divas That Was "Down 4 Whateva"
J. H Meeks | St. Louis, MO | 08/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in early '93, I remembered seeing their video of "In My Nature" and I instantly fell in love with these girls, especially Eboni Foster. I went out and bought the cassette single of that song, that song here in the crappy "Lou" did not get any airplay like the rest of their songs. I also loved their voices on Spice 1's "Trigga Happy". This CD is a one of the better under the radar CD's ever. These girls did not have the best of voices or the best sound but there style fit their music, in which you don't find these days. I just wished they would have gotten some respect but artist from the west coast to me have not gotten any respect, except for Snoop & Dre to this day. A freakin' shame but if you are out there Nuttin' Nyce please come back and shout up these artist today please."