Thursday, January 24, 2008
Rewind That: The Boys
"Dial My Heart" was the jam! I believe I was in 5th or 6th grade at the time. Still playing vinyls. The Roger Rabbit was the dance out, and these 4 boys won the hearts of many little girls. I had a huge crush on Hakim.
The Abdulsamad brothers, better known as the boys, Khiry, Tajh, Hakim, and Bilal were multi-talented. Not only were they electrifying on the stage, they wrote songs and produced themselves- Motown's youngest producers ever.
Nobody but insiders knew what happened to The Boys, as they seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. I thought that Motown dropped them, but to my surprise they dropped Motown.
Believe it or not The Boys are still in the entertainment business. They relocated to Gambia on the West Coast of Africa after being inspired by Alex Haley's "Roots". Only Hakim and Bilal made Gambia their place of residence.
Today Khiry lives in Los Angeles working in film and video production. Tajh lives in Atlanta, Georgia as do their parents, and is working in merchandising. With the help of mom and dad, they invested in real estate and owns Grand Oak Villas, a retirement community in Pensacola, Florida. Hakim and Bilal operate to reording studios in Gambia, where they produce themselves and locals.