R.A.T.E.D R was formed by two close friends who began their singing career like most groups; name changes, little money, long road trips and years of performing in local talent shows. After winning several amateur contests it was time to get serious. Paying dues to the industry brought them recognition and made them sharper.
The handsome duo originated from Columbus Ohio developing a unique Midwest sound that sets them apart from the ordinary R&B trend. Practicing and performing weekly improved and blended their harmonies to perfection. Pure soul perfection, hard work and determination has obtained them opening credits with national recording artist such as: Jade, Adina Howard, BeBe Winans, Wu-Tang, Blackstreet, Dru Hill, Usher, Janet Jackson, Dana Dan, Boyz II Men, Ready for the World, Troop, Zapp, Ohio Players and Next.
R.A.T.E.D R first entered the music industry in April of 1995 with their first single “Brand Nu Groove”, selling throughout the Midwest and California. The video first aired October 1996 in New York. The second single “4 Steps” was features on the Midwest Funk Vol. 1.
R.A.T.E.D R’s album titled “Tomorrow2 Yesterday” is a 14 track album; expressing a smooth intoxicating sound that enticed Hip-Hop and R&B Lovers beyond national levels. The slow and sexy track entitled “Natural Thang” was the background music for the love scene in the movie “After All”, a B.E.T movie staring Holly Robinson Pete.
“Tomorrow2 Yesterday”, was influenced by many of life’s experiences. Songs like “Roses”, “My Child”, “Natural Thang” bring passion back to R& B music. While songs like “Fun Me”, “Bran Nu Groove” and “Rac Ryda” will surely get listeners on the dance floor.
R.A.T.E.D R’s debut album titled “Love & Life” has a smooth vibe that targets the mature adults who like to keep it Grown and Sexy. The harmony and chorizema from JT and Dink are phenomenal; it brings to R&B the real meaning of what the music industry is missing. Their rich vocals, enticing beats has the amazing ability to intrigue audiences of all cultures and musical backgrounds.
R.A.T.E.D R exemplifies real musical experience from the heart and soul. Just when you thought R&B went Hip-Hop. Two extraordinary vocalists, “JT and Dink” continue to display their R&B Reckless Attitudes Towards Entertainment Dominance.