Published on February 23rd, 2018 | by DiamondKesawn0
“The Boys” Unsung
With girls all over the world screaming their names, The Boys became the hottest preteen music sensations of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Mixing charismatic melodies with high-energy dance routines, this quartet of brothers put a modern twist on family bands. Managed by their parents, The Abdulsamad siblings (Khiry, Hakim, Tajh, and Bilal) got their start in 1984, as street performers in Venice Beach, California. Four years later, they rose to the top of the charts with their debut platinum album Messages from the Boys that included the LA Reid and Babyface produced #1 singles “Dial My Heart” and “Lucky Charm.” The Boys continued that success with the self -produced hits “Crazy” and “Thanx 4 The Funk,” sparking appearances in national commercials and their own television show. But handling the demands of superstardom became overwhelming for the teenage brothers, and after releasing their third album in 1992, The Boys abruptly abandoned their careers in the spotlight, for a life of solitude in Gambia, West Africa. Today, The Boys are grown up and ready to share with Unsung the untold story of why they really walked away from it all.