Chart Performance: Pop (#10) & R&B (#3); 1997
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
One of summertime 1997’s biggest hits set its sights on promiscuity and parenthood, and did so over a bouncy sample drawn from another summer hit from 20 years past: The Emotions’ Best Of My Love. The “artist” and creator behind B-Rock and MyBabyDaddy was producer Baron Agee from Mobile, Alabama. The Bizz was a studio group put together by Agee and the female vocalist was Kitty Thomas. And, if that weren’t enough, Agee also wrote MyBabyDaddy. Agee’s Baby got off to a fast start, hitting its pop peak in its third week on the chart, then hanging around until the end of September. Although Agee wasn’t able to follow MyBabyDaddy with another B-Rock hit, he did work with other artists, including Pressha – whose Splackavellie went to #14 R&B and #27 Pop in 1998 – and Usher.
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Lyrics Written by:
- Maurice White
- Al McKay