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Thread started 04/04/03 10:12am

intha916

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What the hell ever happened to Mark Morrison?

Dude came out hard with "Return of the Mack" which is pretty much a classic now and was never heard from again. Did he ever do a follow up album? I know he is from the UK. Essense help!
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Reply #1 posted 04/04/03 10:19am

Essence

Rumoured comebacks and legal troubles have filled the gap since his excellent debut album. He did have a single with Connor Reeves called "Best Friend", which was bizarrely meant to originally be with Gary Barlow (Lead singer of Take That) but Gary didn't want the bad press from teaming with Mark.

He had said he was signed to Death Row records and then I saw that he was re-releasing "Blackstabbers" (Cover of O'Jays' Backstabbers with new lyrics) but this was already available on his "Only God Can Judge Me" EP from 1997.
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Reply #2 posted 04/04/03 10:21am

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Essence said:

Rumoured comebacks and legal troubles have filled the gap since his excellent debut album. He did have a single with Connor Reeves called "Best Friend", which was bizarrely meant to originally be with Gary Barlow (Lead singer of Take That) but Gary didn't want the bad press from teaming with Mark.

He had said he was signed to Death Row records and then I saw that he was re-releasing "Blackstabbers" (Cover of O'Jays' Backstabbers with new lyrics) but this was already available on his "Only God Can Judge Me" EP from 1997.


THANKS ESSENCE! I knew you would come through lol
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/03 10:23am

Essence

intha916 said:

Essence said:

Rumoured comebacks and legal troubles have filled the gap since his excellent debut album. He did have a single with Connor Reeves called "Best Friend", which was bizarrely meant to originally be with Gary Barlow (Lead singer of Take That) but Gary didn't want the bad press from teaming with Mark.

He had said he was signed to Death Row records and then I saw that he was re-releasing "Blackstabbers" (Cover of O'Jays' Backstabbers with new lyrics) but this was already available on his "Only God Can Judge Me" EP from 1997.


THANKS ESSENCE! I knew you would come through lol


Yeah I liked me some Mark Morrison, mid to late 90s. biggrin
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Reply #4 posted 04/04/03 10:29am

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LOL his album will be called "return of the wack"
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Reply #5 posted 04/04/03 10:45am

WackoJacko

intha916 said:

Dude came out hard with "Return of the Mack" which is pretty much a classic now and was never heard from again. Did he ever do a follow up album? I know he is from the UK. Essense help!



Wasn't he in jail for a while?
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Reply #6 posted 04/04/03 10:48am

Essence

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LOL his album will be called "return of the wack"


It's actually a good album, you heard it? Admittedly his Bobby Brown bad boy posturing image was corny but musically he had something at times.
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Reply #7 posted 04/04/03 11:47am

DJEmale

"Return of the Mack" is da ish! headbang
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Reply #8 posted 04/04/03 12:24pm

luv4thepurple1

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Essence said:

Finess said:

LOL his album will be called "return of the wack"


It's actually a good album, you heard it? Admittedly his Bobby Brown bad boy posturing image was corny but musically he had something at times.


Couldnt agree with you more Essence! When I heard "Return of

the Mack" I just had to have the CD. It was nice that I

could actually listen to the whole CD and that I didnt

buy it for that one song only!
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Reply #9 posted 04/04/03 12:36pm

mistermaxxx

Essence said:

Finess said:

LOL his album will be called "return of the wack"


It's actually a good album, you heard it? Admittedly his Bobby Brown bad boy posturing image was corny but musically he had something at times.
Yep He was cool for a minute.last I heard rumored on Tha Row Formerlly Death Row Records&also Changing His name.
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Reply #10 posted 04/04/03 12:49pm

luv4thepurple1

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mistermaxxx said:

Essence said:

Finess said:

LOL his album will be called "return of the wack"


It's actually a good album, you heard it? Admittedly his Bobby Brown bad boy posturing image was corny but musically he had something at times.
Yep He was cool for a minute.last I heard rumored on Tha Row Formerlly Death Row Records&also Changing His name.


He has a very unique sound! I look forward to his comeback!
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Reply #11 posted 04/05/03 2:57am

Essence

I revisited the album yesterday thanks to Intha's thread, hadn't listened in time, isn't it scary that Return Of The Mack is seven years old now? Back in 1996 I had that song on loop.

An interesting fact about the album (and a nod to it's quality perhaps) is that it's full of singles, out of eleven proper songs: Crazy, Let's Get Down, Moan & Groan, I Like, Trippin' and Horny all got a release of some kind in addition to "Mack". The version of the later classic single is actually a remix, and not the single/radio take.

Aside from the obvious, one of my favourites is actually the LP track "Tears For You", a duet with Mica Paris, great vibe and she's on top form. Trippin' is a great one too.

Mark wrote basically all the tracks so clearly posesses talent so it's strange there's been little since, I think he generally placed being a bad boy above his art. He still deserves to be mentioned with the UK's greatest R&B acts regardless, for the impact he made in a short time. The post Mack LP stuff:

-Only God Can Judge Me EP
-Best Friend (w/ Connor Reeves)
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