Saturday, January 24, 2009

Special Generation

Special Generation were an R&B group from St. Petersburg, Florida that consisted of Kendrick "K-Dub" Washington, Charles "OG" Salter, Fernando "Chip" Carter, Marquet "Quet" Robinson and Maurice "Mo Money" Dowdell.

They were created by MC Hammer and the guys were backup singers for him on several of his songs before becoming major recording artists.
In 1990, the group released their debut album, "Take it To the Floor" which peaked at #17 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Love Me Just For Me" peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks, becoming their highest chart appearance to date.
The follow-up single, "Spark of Love" peaked at #26 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The last single, a cover version of the Stylistics' hit song, "You Are Everything" peaked at #90 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
In 1992, Special Generation released their sophomore album, "Butterflies" which peaked at #81 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The only single to chart was "Lift Your Head (And Smile)" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if Special Generation had faded into obscurity.

In 2009, it was announced that the group was working on new music, but nothing much has been heard about it since.

During that same year, Kendrick Washington became the founder & C.E.O. of K-WASH Management & Consulting Services. He started WASH Media Group, LLC in February 2010.

Since 2002, Maquet Robinson has been a music producer at Whateverworks Studio. Charles Salter has a solo music career under the name "Max'C."

It is unknown what Chip Carter and Maurice Dowdell are up to these days.

To see Charles Salter (or Max'C)'s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Max-C/173801829327778

To see the music video for "Love Me Just For Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj7UaL4RmXc

To see the music video for "Spark of Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THke6I4jTVc

To see the music video for "You Are Everything," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwWKKOPGjec

To see the music video for "Lift Your Head (And Smile)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkrNAAm1u9k


[updated on 05\19\13]

1 comment:

FAHRON YOUNG said...

That was my brothers group chip carter wish things would've turned out better for him and his friends