Don’t Call It a Comeback

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  • They’re your favorite girl group’s favorite girl group. Sisters With Voices, the 90’s trio noted for their hits “Weak” “Right Here (Human Nature)” and “Anything” are headed back to the spotlight with the upcoming release of their new CD “I Missed Us.”

    Now signed to indie label Mass Appeal/E1 Records, the group released their comeback single “Co-Sign” a few weeks ago. Leanne “LeLe” Lyons, Tamara “Taj” Gamble-George and Cheryl “Coko” Clemmons got their start in New York City in the early 90’s eventually recording their “It’s About Time” CD for RCA in 1992. They were part of the early blend of hip-hop and R&B getting their biggest hits on the strength of their harmonizing over rap-influenced tracks.

    As part of a group of 90’s hitmakers that included Shai, Blackstreet, Silk, Jodeci, Total and Xscape and rap acts like Missy Elliot and The Notorious B.I.G., SWV became as well known for their on and offstage antics and love lives as they did for their music. After 7 years and together, the group broke up in 1998. Taj and Coko married, while LeLe continued to raise the children she’d had before the group blew up. Coko began a solo career, recording two albums – one secular, one gospel, while Taj appeared on both “Survivor” and “I Married A Baller” her own reality show about her life with George for TV One.

    By 2005, the group reunited and started recording and touring. Although an initial album project didn’t happen, it attracted the attention of Mass Appeal Entertainment/E1 Records who signed them up for a new album project. Not only is their album out now available via download and in stores, they’ll be on tour this spring and summer as well. You can also catch up with them on Centric on Sunday, May 13 at 11 p.m. in their episode of “As Written” which includes behind the scenes footage, interviews and a live performance of some of their new material.

    Here are SWV’s upcoming tour dates on the Fresh Music Festival with Doug E. Fresh, Keith Sweat and Guy:

    May 18
    ATLANTA, GA
    Funk Fest
    Wolf Creek Amphitheatre

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