The Force M.D.s

The Force M.D.s (with M.D. standing for musical diversity) were comprised of brothers Stevie D., Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy, their uncle, Jessie Lee Daniels and their friends Trisco Pearson and Charles "Mercury" Nelson. The group formed in Staten Island, New York in 1981 and combined doo-wop with hip-hop beats.

Like any good doo wop group, they got their start singing on street corners in Greenwich Village and on the Staten Island ferry. They even performed at hip-hop shows under the name Dr. Rock & the M.C.s after teaming up with DJ Dr. Rock.

In 1984, the group signed with Tommy Boy Records and became their first group to have distribution through Tommy Boy's parent company Warner Bros. Records.

During that same year, they released their debut album Love Letters. The album featured "Tears," which reached #5 on the R&B charts, "Itchin For A Scratch," which hit #13, and "Forgive Me Girl," which hit #49.

A year later in 1985, the group released Chillin'. The album featured the group's first pop cross-over hit with "Tender Love" reaching #10 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B charts. The album's other two singles "One Plus One" and "Here I Go Again" reached #29 and #18 on the R&B charts respectively.

In 1987, the group released their 3rd album with Touch & Go. The group topped the R&B charts with "Love Is A House" and scored a top ten hit with the title track "Touch and Go." The album's final single, "Couldn't Care Less" reached #23 on the R&B charts.

Step to Me was the group's fourth album and last with the original members. It was released in 1990 and featured production by Full Force, Marley Marl and more. It featured two singles, "Are You Really Real?" an "Somebody's Crying." The singles reached #23 and #34 on the R&B charts respectively.

After Step to Me's release, Mercury Nelson and Trisco left the group, and were replaced by Rodney "Khalil" Lundy and Shawn Waters.

With the new line-up, the group released an album, Moments in Time in 1994. In 1995, former member Mercury Nelson died of a heart attack and three years later, T.C.D. Lundy died of Lou Gehrig's disease.

In 2000, the group released the album The Reunion.