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November 19, 2008

'Brothers to Brutha': a dramatic record of singers on the rise

New York Daily News:

With all due respect to the Monkees, television has never been all that good at creating pop-music groups. It has promoted a few to modest success, but music groups seem to work better if they develop someplace other than under TV lights.

Brutha, an R&B vocal group consisting of the five Harrell brothers, started singing well before BET's cameras picked them up for this new "reality" show. So they may have a better shot. Based on the first few episodes, they already have a better-than-average TV show, playing more like a running documentary than your standard-issue "reality" project.

It doesn't hurt that these guys can sing, and sing together. The half-hour format doesn't leave a lot of time for extended musical segments, but when they sing an a cappella gospel song, they're clicking. True, many steps lie between singing talent and stardom, like material and production and promotion and dedication, but without raw ability, none of the rest would much matter.

"Brothers to Brutha " picks up the story as the brothers have just been signed by Island Def Jam and are meeting with label execs, whose comments aren't what the casual fan might expect.

Instead of painting a picture of fame and fortune, they're almost all cautionary, telling the brothers they haven't accomplished anything yet and have a lot of hard work ahead if they hope to. With this carrot and those sticks, the brothers return home, where the drama gets more intense. Read more

Posted by acapnews at November 19, 2008 12:01 AM



Posted by: Eunicqua at December 4, 2008 5:56 AM

i love u guys u yall have beautiful voices and u yall are amazing


Posted by: simone at January 3, 2009 6:17 AM

I LOVE U GUYSS!!!! ur gurl cant do it like this, and she cant work it like this, whoa whoa whoa..lol...keep it up guys!

Posted by: Shaloi at February 19, 2009 7:01 AM


Posted by: Bianca at June 1, 2009 7:52 AM

man yall show was amazing yall should do another season and yall music is bangin my favorite song is she's gone it made me think cuz my girl left me

Posted by: ILY P00h B3AR at June 1, 2009 10:36 AM

I met brutha in Norway!

Posted by: Niråv dreg at June 17, 2010 2:04 AM

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