Sunday, September 7, 2008
Their name was originally an acronym of the original group members' given names, but it was later changed to stand for "Just Jammin Fresh and Def." They became one of the original acts signed to rapper Eazy-E's Ruthless Records label.
In 1987, JJ Fad released their debut single "Anotha Ho" (which took jabs at female rapper Roxanne Shante). It's unknown how or if the single ever charted at all, but the b-side of the single would feature their future hit song "Supersonic."
Due to financial & management issues, Anna, Fatima & Juanita left the group. The remaining members, MC J.B. and Baby-D were later joined by Michelle "Sassy C" and DJ Train.
In 1988, the trio re-recorded & re-released "Supersonic" as the a-side this time which sold 400,000 copies independently before Eazy-E and the group's music manager Jerry Heller secured them a major-label record deal with Atco Records.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received a Grammy nomination.
Due to the success of the song, it was certified Gold by the RIAA and received a Grammy nomination as well. In 2006, female singer\actress Fergie used an interpolation of the track in her song "Fergalicious."
Shortly after the release of "Not Just a Fad," J.J. Fad disbanded in 1992 and spent the next couple of years raising their respective families. Sadly in 1994, DJ Train passed away from smoke inhalation.
After spending almost two decades out of the music business, J.J. Fad reunited in 2009. These days, the trio performs at old-school and freestyle concerts.
To see J.J. Fad's official website, go to:
To see J.J. Fad's official Facebook page, go to:
To see the music video for "Supersonic," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Way Out," go to:
To see the music video for "Is It Love," go to:
To see the music video for "Be Good Ta Me," go to:
To see the music video for "We In the House," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Anotha Ho," go to:
To see a fan-made video for the original version of "Supersonic," go to:
[updated on September 22, 2017]