Friday, February 25, 2011

M.C. Brains

M.C. Brains (born James Davis, although some sources have it as James De Shannon on May 24, 1974 from Cleveland, Ohio) was a male hip-hop rapper from the early 90's.

He was signed to Motown Records by New Edition member Michael Bivins. His name stands for "bringing raps and instrumentals non stop."
In 1992, M.C. Brains released his debut album, "Lovers Lane" which peaked at #47 on the Billboard 200 and #31 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. He was only 17 years old when he released his first album.
His first single "Oochie Coochie" peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, #16 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks and #26 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single from the album "Brainstorming" peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 on Billboard's Rap Singles chart, and #29 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. Boyz II Men provided the background vocals for the song.


The second single, "Everybody's Talking About M.C. Brains" didn't chart on the Hot 100 or R&B charts, but managed to peak at #23 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
In 1996, M.C. Brains released his sophomore album, "Brainwashed" on Ichiban Records. The album flopped and after that, it seemed as if M.C. Brains had faded into obscurity.

These days, he now goes under the name "Brainz Davis" and appears to still be active in the music business, but has not released any new material lately.

To see the music video for "Everybody's Talking About M.C. Brains," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzeFhsQBl7U

To see the music video for "Oochie Coochie," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19w0VZh4Pg0

To see a fan-made video for "Brainstorming," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHpHVWLmco


[updated on 07/31/13]

1 comment:

Mike Ciulla said...

New album coming very soon from Brainz Davis
The rebirth of Clevelands First Platinum MC anyone interested in an interview let me know.