LA Dream Team
They are known for being one of the early hip hop acts on the West Coast and one of the pioneers of the West Coast scene.
The duo formed their own Dream Team Records label, going on to release their own records and also releases by other California rap artists.
Two of the group’s best known early releases are “The Dream Team Is in the House” and “Rockberry Jam“.
In 1986, the group signed with MCA Records who released their three albums, Kings Of The West Coast (1985), Bad To The Bone (1986), and Back to Black (1989).
By 1986, as electro was faced with some mainstream coverage, the group began to fade into history as gangsta rap on the West Coast began to rise, although they resurfaced in 1993 under the name DTP, issuing a few new singles, including “Rockberry Revisited“, an updated version of “Rockberry Jam“.
Chris Wilson went on to a career in video and music production.
Pardee worked in computing, working for Universal as a Business Services Analyst, and later Project Manager.
Rudy Pardee died in a scuba-diving accident in 1998.
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