P.M. Dawn

Biography

With their unlikely fusion of pop, R&B, psychedelia, and hip-hop, Jersey City's P.M. Dawn won the praise of critics and listeners alike with their 1991 debut, Of the Heart, Of the Soul, and Of the Cross. DJ Minutemix's diverse blend of sounds and Prince Be's introspective vocals won them many fans, though some in the hip-hop community dismissed their eclectic image as formulated and soft. In 1992, after reading an interview in which Be challenged KRS-One, the Blastmaster himself physically tossed him off a stage in NYC. Although P.M. Dawn went on to release three more albums, they never revisited their early successes.

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