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The Force MD's

Although not as well-known as other New York hip-hop acts of the early '80s, Staten Island's Force M.D.'s were a vital crew in the early history of street hip-hop and one of the first vocal groups to fuse doo wop-influenced harmonies with hip-hop beats. Originally a street troupe known as the LD's, the group sang and danced on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Its members included brothers Stevie D and Antoine "TCD" Lundy, their uncle Jesse Lee Daniels, and friends Trisco Pearson and Charles "Mercury" Nelson. The group hooked up with DJ Dr. Rock, and billing themselves as Dr. Rock and the MC's, began playing in local hip-hop venues. However, by the time the group signed to Tommy Boy in 1984 as the Force M.D.'s (M.D. standing for "musical diversity"), they had evolved into a more straightforward R&B vocal group, distinguished mostly by their street attitude. The M.D.'s had a string of R&B hits through the '80s, but their only pop hit was the Top Ten Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis-penned ballad "Tender Love," which was featured in the movie Krush Groove. 1987 produced the group's first R&B number one, "Love Is a House," but their popular appeal began to ebb the following year. Mercury and Trisco left in 1990 and were replaced by Rodney "Khalil" Lundy and Shawn Waters. The group released the album Get Ready in 1994 as several members worked with other artists as producers. Though Nelson, Lundy, and DJ Dr. Rock each died an early death (Nelson of a heart attack, Lundy of Lou Gehrig's disease), the group returned in 1998, signed to a contract thanks to fellow Staten Island-natives Wu-Tang Clan. ~ Steve Huey
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Track List: Let Me Love You: The Greatest Hits

1. Let Me Love You

2. Tears

3. Forgive Me Girl

4. Itchin' For A Scratch

5. Here I Go Again

6. Force MD's Meet The Fat Boys

7. Tender Love

8. I Wanna Know Your Name

9. Love Is A House

10. Touch And Go

11. Couldn't Care Less

12. Your Love Drives Me Crazy

13. Deep Check

14. Are You Really Real?

15. Step To Me

16. What's The Name Of That Song?

17. Auld Lang Syne

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Great Group one of my favoriite
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R. I. P. All of the brothers from this group we have lost, I Loved Them so much, Met them all in Close Encounters spot back in the days off of 145th..Hasse l l ' s Club.. I was so in love with the Lil Short sexy lead singer... Tears MY favorite joint they made
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When the Jeri Curl was everything! Love this group.
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Miss u cuz may u rest in peace
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Rip to the original band member Trisco Pearson!����
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very underrated group. beautiful song.
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Dang I miss music like this❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Fun Fact: Tender Love by Force MD's is from soundtrack Krush Groove....ye s s s , I have the album in my attic....whe n I first fell in love with Blair Underwood..* s i g h *
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Really didn't matter to me that u where to dam young for me¡!!!!
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Take me where I want to be....��
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Wow i love this group...
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These NewYork cats put it out and we all were sold on them. Stay Up.
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heidiw.mille r
I love this song!!! Reminds me of the good times and I sure do miss those!!!
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A good song 80
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Tender Love.... That's what Felicia wants :)
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I almost forgot they started out as a rap act. They we're better singers. This and Tender Love are my favorites.
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tnh.2343
Beautiful song!!! They don't make music like this anymore!! Classic OLD School RnB Slow JAM!!! Tender Love, smoove and easy!!
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Tender love this
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WOW... can't wait to get home with my Love to listen to the rain and listen to these Slow Jams!!! ❤️
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Takes me back
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yvettepennin g t o n 3 4
Tender Love, you can't say more
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Baby making music
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The Force MD's was that Male Group back in the day, WOW I miss those Classic songs & RIP T.C. The voice of the Group as well as Mercury!
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lisa_maxwell
LOVE this song!!
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Takes me back in the day
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My most favourite song in the world
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I used to hang out in the Staplton Projects in Staten Island with the fellas back in the days!!
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God I love this song!! It takes me back to childhood.
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Love this song
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The 80's music is the best boom
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Beautiful song
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Yes :-) $old School $
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Staten Island furniture
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The force MD's makes nice music
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junegemini44
Love is a House
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doug11191
Their Unsung was one of the saddest!
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Love is a house u go force m.d's
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I'm 80's kid and I was Breaker dancer, i loved the Force MD's
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heidiw.mille r
this reminds me of the good times in 1985!!!
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I enjoyed some good music like this jam bumping
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Tender Love...Omg love this song!
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