Troop (stands for "Total Respect Of Other People") was an R&B group from Pasadena, California that started their career in the late-'80s. The group consisted of childhood friends Steve Russell, Allen McNeil, Rodney Benford, Reggie Warren, and John Herreld. After winning a talent show on television, Troop signed to Atlantic Records. Throughout the early 90s the name TROOP was synynomous with hits: "Mamacita," "Spread My Wings," and "All I Do Is Think of You." And now, the R&B quartet is making a comeback, with the release of "Not In A Million Years"---their first nationally released single in 15 years.
Legendary artist, songwriter, producer Smokey Robinson is bringing something special to new and old fans this summer with the upcoming release of his new duets album Smokey & Friends, due out August 19 via Verve Records.
The LP includes a roster of contemporary and classic artists who revisit the best loved
songs from Robinson’s unmatched catalog of hits, including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.
Mary J. Blige has joined Smokey for a duet of his mega hit single “Being With You,” from his 1981 album of the same name.