Nice & Smooth

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Nice & Smooth
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1986–present
Labels
Associated acts
MembersGreg Nice
Smooth B
D.J. Teddy Tedd

Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Gregory O. "Greg Nice" Mays (born May 30, 1967[1]) and Darryl O. "Smooth B" Barnes (born August 3, 1965) plus their deejay Tedd "DJ Teddy Tedd" Whiting. The duo released four albums between 1989 and 1997.

Their first collaborative appearance was on the single "Dope on a Rope"/"Skill Trade" on Strange Family Records in 1987. On the strength of that underground single they managed a guest spot on the song "Pimpin Ain't Easy" by Big Daddy Kane on his 1989 album It's a Big Daddy Thing.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B
/HH

[3]
Nice & Smooth 26
Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Rush/Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
141 29
Jewel of the Nile
  • Released: June 28, 1994
  • Label: Rush
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
66 13
IV : Blazing Hot
  • Released: October 28, 1997
  • Label: Street Life
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
75
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[4]
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[6]
"Dope on a Rope"[a][7] 1987 Nice & Smooth
"More & More Hits"
(featuring Teddy Ted)[8]
1989
"Funky for You" 1990 8
"Hip Hop Junkies" 1991 38 5 Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"How to Flow" 23 5 Strictly Business Soundtrack and Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" 1992 44 17 1 Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
"Cake and Eat it Too" 21
"Old to the New" 1994 59 43 6 Jewel of the Nile
"Return of the Hip Hop Freaks" 44
"Blazing Hot" 1997 76 21 IV : Blazing Hot
"Let It Go"[9]
"Funky For You '09"
(featuring Pac Div)[b][10]
2009 Non-album single
"2 Step"[c][11] 2012 Non-album single
"Cake and Eat it Too (Pound Cake Mix)"[d][12] 2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[4]
US
Dance

[13]
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[6]
AUS
[14]
BEL
[15]
GER
[16]
NED
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
"Do You Wanna Get Funky" (Vocal Club Mix)
(C+C Music Factory featuring Martha Wash, Zelma Davis, Nice & Smooth and Trilogy)
1994 40 1 11 11 38 41 18 2 37 27 Anything Goes!
"DWYCK"
(Gang Starr featuring Nice & Smooth)
[e] 25 Hard to Earn
"WORLD MONEY"
(Tomoro featuring Nice & Smooth)[22]
2021 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Pimpin' Ain't Easy"[23] 1989 Big Daddy Kane It's a Big Daddy Thing
"Microphone Techniques"[24] 1991 3rd Bass Derelicts of Dialect
"Cash in My Hands" (bonus track)[25] 1993 N/A Poetic Justice Soundtrack
"Dirty Dawg (Greg Nice Remix)" New Kids on the Block Dirty Dawg (single)
"Let's All Get Down"[26] 1994 Slick Rick Behind Bars
"Blazing Hot (P.F Mix)"[27] 1997 N/A #41 - Hot 2 Def
"1989 (Just Like Old Times)"[28] 2016 N/A Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse Soundtrack

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Published as "Greg Nice & Smooth Bee".
  2. ^ "Funky For You '09" was released as a split single with "If I Ruled The World '09" by Nas feat. Marsha Ambrosius and "I Got Cha Opin' '09" by Buckshot feat. Kardinal Offishall.
  3. ^ "Published as "Greg Nice & Smooth B".
  4. ^ "Cake and Eat it Too (Pound Cake Mix)" was released as a split single with "Brooklyn-Queens (The U.K. Power Mix)" by 3rd Bass.
  5. ^ "DWYCK" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[21]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BjZ5Fdxg0Kh
  2. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot 100. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Nice & Smooth Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Dope On A Rope (track listing). Greg Nice & Smooth Bee. Strange Family Records. 1987. SF 777.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ More & More Hits (track listing). Nice & Smooth. Fresh Records. 1989. FRE-80132.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "Nice & Smooth - Let It Go [Vinyl Single] (12 inch Vinyl Single - Zomba #7239278153)". AllMusic.
  10. ^ If I Ruled The World '09/I Got Cha Opin '09/Funky For You '09 (track listing). Nas/Buckshot/Nice & Smooth. Smirnoff. 2009. 2415.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ "2 Step - Greg Nice & Smooth B - Release Info". Apple Music.
  12. ^ Cake & Eat It Too (Pound Cake Mix)/Brooklyn-Queens (The U.K. Power Mix) (track listing). Nice & Smooth, 3rd Bass. Universal Music. November 3, 2018. UIKY-75056.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. ^ Nice & Smooth | Billboard Chart History. Billboard. Retrieved on February 1, 2019
  14. ^ "Australian peaks". Australian-charts.com.
  15. ^ "Nice & Smooth Chart History (Ultratop)". Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "Home - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Officialcharts.de.
  17. ^ "Dutch peaks". Dutchcharts.nl.
  18. ^ "New Zealand charts portal".
  19. ^ "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch.
  20. ^ "Roxanne Shante Chart History (UK Singles Chart)". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Chart search – "Gang Starr", Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "WORLD MONEY - Tomoro feat. Nice & Smooth - Release Info". Apple Music.
  23. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  24. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  25. ^ "Lean on Me – Original Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  26. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  27. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  28. ^ Mills, Brad. "Politics & Bullshit – Frankie Cutlass". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2021.

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