Back in the day — before making a band became “Making the Band“ and Diddy was still Puffy — the coming-together of musical talent under the aegis of Sean Combs used to be a good thing. Total, an all-female R&B trio signed with Bad Boy Records shortly after singing the hook on “Juicy“ and “One More Chance,“ two of the Notorious B.I.G.’s greatest hits. (And by greatest, I mean that 88.7% of Black people in America probably know all the words to “Juicy.”)
Total also sang the chorus on Ma$e’s “What You Want“ and “Hypnotize“ by Biggie — the ultimate (white) party starter. Given their, ahem, track record, it comes as a surprise that “Can’t You See,” the hottest song from Total’s first album, is not more popular. Don’t sleep on it!