Trenchcoats, big chains, and all-white outfit paired with silky-smooth singing. 112 sure knew how to make an impression, and it’s clear even now, almost two decades after their performance on “All That.”
If you follow pop culture and hip-hop, you probably know R&B superstars 112 for their most famous work: a collaboration credit on “I’ll be Missing You,” a heartfelt, tearful tribute to rapper Notorious B.I.G. after his tragic murder. Crooning alongside a mournful Sean “Puffy” Combs and Faith Evans, 112’s strong vocals netted a Grammy for the group, and not to mention consistent mentions on Billboard’s Top 100 List.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Marvin Scandrick, Quinnes Parker, Michael Keith, and Daron Jones were high school friends. After they caught the eye of Sean “Puffy” Combs in an Atlanta nightclub in the 1990s, they were signed to his label, Bad Boy Records — and history was made.
Now you might not know it, but “Love Me,” which was from their second album, made it to the Billboard Top 100 in November 1998, spending 16 weeks there. In fact, 112’s first and third albums went double platinum, and 112 toured with singers like Whitney Houston. In 2001, Peaches and Cream made it to number 4 on the Billboard Top 100 List, the peak of success for a superstar group that was fraying at the edges.
Not long after, 112 broke up because of unfortunate internal group conflict. For many years, the band members went their separate ways, though in 2011, there was talk of a reunion, performances in Atlantic City, as well as work planned on a new album.
No matter what the future holds for 112, we’ll always have this timeless performance on “All That.”
“All That” is an American, live-action sketch comedy-variety show, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005, lasting ten seasons. “All That” was produced by Dan Schneider, and produced breakout stars including Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes. Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.