It was such an honor to interview Hip Hop Legend Daddy O of the group Stetsasonic. Talking about his longevity career, what’s going on now in hip hop, his present/future projects and just a great conversation with a humble man was more than expected.
In 1981 Daddy-O helped form Stetsasonic, one of the original hip-hop groups. Originating in Brooklyn, it is remembered as the first hip-hop band to use live instruments, and its positive, uplifting lyrics have made the group forerunners of alternative hip hop and jazz rap. The band received note for their albums In Full Gear and Blood, Sweat & No Tears released in 1988 and 1991, respectively. After the release of Blood, Sweat & No Tears, the group decided to take a break from performing, and each member pursued their own career. 1988 saw the release of Audio Two “Top Billin” which “Daddy-O” was responsible for producing and creating the most sampled track in hip hop history. Top billing has been featured on Jay Z and Kanye West “Otis” 50cent “I Get Money” .
Daddy-O produced and remixed songs for musical acts such as Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52’s, Jeffrey Osborne, Chante Moore, and Lil’ Kim.
1988 saw the release of Audio Two “Top Billin” which Daddy-O was responsible for producing and creating the most sampled track in hip hop history.
In 1992, he produced the entirety of Nubian M.O.B., the eponymous debut album by the R&B group of the same name. He released his debut solo album in 1993, You Can be a Daddy, But Never Daddy-O, on Island/PolyGram Records.
In 1993, Daddy-O produced and appeared on the track, “Inner City Boundaries”, off of Freestyle Fellowship’s Innercity Griots.
From 1994 to 1998, he was a Senior Director for MCA Records. After leaving MCA, he worked for Motown Records and various other entertainment agencies, where he helped to produce and discover talent. Other acts with which he has been associated include Sonic Youth, Sublime, Barry White, They Might Be Giants, Camron, Pizzicato 5, and Third World.
In 2015, Daddy-O joined the CloudSpray team as a management and marketing consultant In the same year Daddy-O begin to release his solo albums on the OTR Label, and release them on Chuck’s distribution company “SpitDigital”. The first release was “#EverybodyButKRS”, followed in February 2016 with the album “The Odad, The Gun, & The Children”.
For 2016, Daddy-O plans to release an album every quarter.
Tara “T-Quest” Little is one of Connecticut’s most aspiring entrepreneurs, melodic hip hop artist, Voice-over specialist, radio personality, host of The T-Quest Show which is on over 20 Radio stations/Streaming Platforms, journalist, poet, owner of The GLM Collection & more. Tara knew at an early age that she wanted to be an entertainer. As a performer she brings a style that is all her own. Her music, all written by the queen herself, is very up-beat, original, sensual & creative! Although she can do it all, music is still her 1st love! Her vibe is hypnotic & her stage presence is electric. She throws her heart & soul into her performances. She will always leave you wanting more of T-Quest! As an accomplished performer and a trendsetter, to her credits she has performed in numerous concerts and showcases all over the country. God has blessed her with many talents & she’s not going to allow any of them to go to waste!