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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: J.J. Fad- 'Supersonic'

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"We're J.J. Fad and we're here to rock
Rhymes like ours could never be stopped
See, there's three of us and I know we're fresh
Party rockers, non-stoppers, and our names are def"



 I love a one-hit-wonder that everyone knows and I'm pretty sure that "Supersonic" classifies as one of those, right? The song was first put out in 1985 by q quintet called  J.J. Fad (Just Jammin' Fresh and Def) and the song stalled out. Half of the group left over money issues but the other two ladies, Juana Burns (MC J.B. ) and Dania Birks (Baby-D) decided to hang in there. They were later joined by Michelle Franklin (Sassy C) and decided to rerecord and release "Supersonic" in 1988, this time as an A side.

This time around the song took off.  A little known fact- N.W.A. and Dr. Dre were given credit on J.J. Fad's first album for their involvement. It took three years for the ladies to release a sophomore effort because N.W.A. found their own success and were busy touring themselves. J.J. Fad eventually left the music business to raise families but returned a few years ago. You can currently catch them performing on a string of old school tours. I saw them live a year or so ago and their "Supersonic" is probably tighter now than ever!

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