P.M. Dawn: The Hip Hop and R&B Duo That Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
P.M. Dawn was an American hip hop and R&B act that formed in 1988 by the brothers Attrell Cordes (known by his stage name Prince Be, sometimes credited as Prince Be the Nocturnal) and Jarrett Cordes (known as DJ Minutemix and variously as J.C. or J.C. the Eternal). The duo was known for their eclectic musical style that blended elements of classic soul, pop rap, Christian, house and psychedelia.
Their debut album, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience, was released in 1991 and featured their breakthrough hit \"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss\", which sampled Spandau Ballet's \"True\" and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The album also spawned other successful singles such as \"Paper Doll\" and \"Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine\".
Their second album, The Bliss Album... (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence), was released in 1993 and continued their success with songs like \"I'd Die Without You\" (from the soundtrack of the film Boomerang) and \"Looking Through Patient Eyes\", which sampled George Michael's \"Father Figure\". The album also featured guest appearances by Boy George and John FortÃ.
Their third album, Jesus Wept, was released in 1995 and showed a more experimental and darker direction for the duo. The album included songs such as \"Downtown Venus\", \"Sometimes I Miss You So Much\" and \"The Ways of the Wind\". The album received critical acclaim but did not sell as well as their previous albums.
Their fourth album, Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad, was released in 1998 and was dedicated to Prince Be's son, who was born with a rare genetic disorder. The album featured collaborations with Ky-Mani Marley, Kelis and De La Soul. The album also included a cover of Harry Nilsson's \"Coconut\".
In 2000, P.M. Dawn released a compilation album titled The Best of P.M. Dawn, which featured 14 tracks from their previous albums as well as remixes by Todd Terry and David Morales. The album also included a new song called \"Faith in You\".
P.M. Dawn's music has been praised for its innovative and creative use of samples, lyrics and melodies. They have been cited as an influence by artists such as Outkast, Kanye West, Drake and Frank Ocean. They have also been recognized for their positive and spiritual messages that transcended the stereotypes of hip hop culture.
P.M. Dawn's career was affected by Prince Be's health issues, which included diabetes, multiple strokes and kidney failure. He died on June 17, 2016 at the age of 46. His brother Jarrett continues to perform as P.M. Dawn with various collaborators.
P.M. Dawn's music is still relevant and influential today, as they were one of the pioneers of blending hip hop and R&B with other genres and creating a unique sound that set them apart from their peers. They were also one of the first hip hop acts to achieve mainstream success without compromising their artistic vision.
If you want to listen to some of P.M. Dawn's greatest hits, you can download their rar file from this link[^2^]. You can also watch their videos on YouTube[^1^] or stream their songs on Spotify or Apple Music. aa16f39245