Sunday, September 7, 2008
The name "Oaktown" is a nickname for Oaktown, California and .357 Magnum was chosen to represent their powerful dance moves.
The girls began their career in the music & entertainment industry as background dancers for MC Hammer. While performing with him on stage, Lil' P, Terrible T, and Sweet L.D. gave an excellent show. They were featured in his music videos for "Pump it Up," "Let's Get it Started," and "Turn This Mutha Out."
The trio's performances as dancers and their creativity as lyricists drew interest from MC Hammer around the time when he was searching for a female singing group to create.
After hearing Lil' P rapping on the microphone rehearsing for a dancing show, he decided to present the idea to the girls about becoming singers and shortly after this suggestion, Oaktown 3.5.7. was formed.
After the first single, VC broke her leg and never returned to the group while Sweet P left to replace Sassy C of JJ Fad.
According to the Milk Carton Pop Stars blog, there was a tenative release date for a follow up EP entitled "Fila Treatment," but it was never released. Due to internal conflict between the management and record company representing the duo, they were released from their management and record contract in 1992.
After that, it seemed as if Oaktown 3.5.7. faded into obscurity, but according to a comment I received from Sweet L.D. (now under the name Suhayla Sabir) back in 2010, all three members are doing well.
These days, Sweet L.D. resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and two of her three sons. Her oldest son, Dijuan Muldrew is pursuing his passion in music.
She continues to be active in the music business and her single, "Get Up On It" is available on iTunes and Amazon.com. She and Phyllis (or "Lil' P") continue to perform together.
To see Oaktown 3.5.7's official Facebook page, go to:
To follow Sweet L.D. on Twitter, go to:
To follow Lil' P on Twitter, go to:
To see Oaktown 3.5.7.'s YouTube page, go to:
To see the music video for "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," go to:
To see the music video for "3.5.7. Straight At You," go to:
To see the music video for "Juicy Gotcha Krazy," go to:
To see the music video for "We Like It," go to:
To see the music video for "Turn it Up," go to:
To see the music video for "Honey," go to:
[updated on 03/09/13]