Grandmaster Slice, who recorded Electric Slide (Shall We Dance) back in 1989 is celebrating 20 years of the Electric Slide in 2009, will be kicking off the next 20 years of the slide with us at the Mobile Beat Las Vegas Conference. He will be there promoting his new versions of the Slide, Strokin’ 2000 and other tracks he rapped and remixed. Look for him performing at one of the nighttime parties at the show and participating in the remixing seminar.
——Bio On Slice——
Often compared to LL Cool J for his rap style, Grandmaster Slice recorded a pair of hits, the slick club tune “Shall We Dance (Electric Slide)” and the commercial R&B track “Thinking of You” (an even tamer takeoff on “I Need Love”).
Born and raised in a small-town in southern Virginia, Slice hit the rap game as a pre-teenager and DJed for a local group named Ebony Express. He later hooked up with a former rap rival, Izzy Chill, and in 1989 the duo produced a dance record named “Shall We Dance (Electric Slide),” for the indie Creative Funk/Select-O-Hits. It became a hit on the rap charts, and an LP was shortly release under the title, Electric Slide (Shall We Dance). After moving once again, to Jive, Slice reached the singles charts with the crossover-heavy “Thinking of You.” A follow-up was not in the wings, though; nine years passed before Grandmaster Slice reached the charts again, with “Strokin’ 2000” on the Wingspan Records label where Slice also helmed the position,National Director of Promotions & where he successfully promoted the whole “Who Let The Dogs Out” craze with the 1999 release of Chuck Smooth’s Billboard 10 ten rap single “Who Let The Dogs Out”.
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