CRY NO MORE - II D XTREME
Written by SIMY   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:46

1993 , BACK JAM , R&B

II D Extreme, originally the trio Randy Gill, Jermaine Mickey, and D’Extra Wiley, stands out on its own with a sound and flair unlike any other group emerging from the surge of New Jack R&B artists in the 90’s. Sage Lee was added to the group in 1997, making the trio a quartet.

II D Extreme converged onto the music scene as an unsigned group with what was later to become a history-making single they wrote and arranged, "Cry No More." Superjock Paco Lopez played the song, then still an un-mastered demo, on the air on WPGC-FM in the group’s hometown of Washington, D.C. The response to the song was epidemic with demand for airplay of the song spreading nationwide while the group was still unsigned. Their highly anticipated debut album, II D Extreme, was released several months after the demo hit the airwaves and sold enough units to earn “Cry No More” the prestigious status of RIAA-certified Gold.

Cry No More also made top 15 crossover, #1 and #3 Radio & Records charts and Billboard charts. It spent 4 weeks at #1 on BET's Video Soul countdown, 7 weeks at #1 for Jet Magazine’s top charts, garnered a Soul Train Music Awards nomination, and received an ASCAP award for best urban debut song. Back at home in D.C., II D Extreme received a Wammie award. No other single recorded by a non-labeled artist has enjoyed the unique distinction of achieving such status and acclaim since the early 1950’s.

Random piece of information Randy Gill is the brother of R&B singer and New Edition member Johnny Gill. Enjoy!

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CRY NO MORE - II D XTREME
1. Prelude: Falling in Love 2. Let Me Love You 3. Tell Me 4. Outstanding 5. Thinkin' Bout a Change 6. Up on the Roof 7. Interlude: Thinkin' 8. Cry No More 9. To Love Someone 10. No Way 11. I Need Your Lovin' 12. Yummy 13. Postlude: Finally

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