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"TOTAL" "Sizzle Reel" - TOTALLY KIMA & PAM

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EDITED BY: JAIME "J.LONG" LONG & GARY BOTELLO J.FAM MUSIC, FILMS Inc., A THEN & NOW - LOOK OVER THE CAREER OF PLATINUM SELLING R&B GROUP "TOTAL" (KIMA DYSON, PAMELA LONG, KEISHA EPPS). New Jersey R&B trio Total made their first appearance singing the hook on The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut single, "Juicy". Garnering attention for the new group, they were also featured on the original version and "Hip Hop Remix" of his next single "One More Chance". They then immediately hit the studio with Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Puffy" Combs and began work on their debut album. The first single "Can't You See?" first appeared on the soundtrack to 1995 motion picture "New Jersey Drive". The song featured The Notorious B.I.G. and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #2 on the R&B Chart. Their self-titled debut album was released nearly a year after the single. Total produced two more R&B top ten singles including: "No One Else" (and its remix featuring Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, and Da Brat) and '"Kissing You" (and its remix featuring Sean "Puffy" Combs). The album was certified platinum by the RIAA. Guest appearances and Kima, Keisha, and Pam[edit] While recording their second album, they appeared on numerous top ten singles, including LL Cool J's "Loungin'/Who Do U Love?", Foxy Brown's "I Can't", and Mase's "What You Want" and Pamela Long was the feature on the massive hit "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.. The group also released another single, the Missy Elliott and Timbaland track "What About Us?" from the Soul Food soundtrack. Their follow-up album, Kima, Keisha, and Pam, debuted to strong reviews, sales, and was certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, another Missy Elliott collaboration, "Trippin'", reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their next release, "Sitting Home", which made Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Singles did not garner the same attention. While in heavy rotation on video networks like BET, radio chose not to play the song. A remix of the track featured rap artist Shyne. After the release of Kima, Keisha, and Pam, the girls sang the chorus to rap duo Gang Starr's 1999 single "Discipline" and in 2000 they were featured on the Tony Touch single "(I Wonder Why) He's the Greatest DJ". They also contributed to the songs "Crave" to 3 Strikes and the songs "Quick Rush" to Bait movie soundtrack. In their last official appearance together, they were thanked in the credits for their collaboration with Da Beatminerz and Talib Kweli - Anti-Love Movement in 2001 from their album Brace 4 Impak. On November 30, 2014, Total sang the chorus, originally sang by Elliott, of "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)" along with Lil' Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, & Left Eye via video at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards. Angie Martinez was the only one on the song who did not perform. In May 2015 TOTAL toured with R.Kelly, on the Funk Fest. All shows where sold out. twitter @totallykima twitter @pamelalong1 instagram @totallykima instagram @pamelalong3 (some footage used is not owned nor copywritten by J.FAM MUSIC , FILMS Inc.)