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Diana Ross and the Supremes were not the only girl group of their time to make noise. Others like The Flirtations were formed to compete with the Supremes and benefit from the door they had opened. However, some groups even though formed to take advantage of the door the Supremes had opened were geared toward a more soulful R&B audience rather than the pop audience the Supremes were marketed for. One of these groups was The Flirtations and they continued to make their mark not only in the USA but most noticeably in the U.K. and Europe where they had an instant impact with their single ‘Nothing but a heartache.’
Now, several decades after their first U.K. hit, the American girl group adopted by the English are about to come back again, not only featuring on the new EEDB (Eagle E and Doc B) single “Make it Rain,” but they are also planning to release a new album in 2020. Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B AKA EEDB have history with The Flirtations. They penned and produced “Time Waits for No One” for the group in the late ’90s, which was a successful dance and club hit for the group. “Make It Rain” follows in the footsteps of “Time” as it has a strong dance and disco feel to it.
Peter Doc B of EEDB said:
When we finished the song in the studio we both looked at each other and thought ‘The Flirtations’ almost at the same time. We felt this was the ideal track for them. We loved the version we had created with Lavonz, Kaos Mc and Bull Dogg but we decided to go out on a limb and create another version of the same song with the Flirtations. It meant re-writing certain things and changing the vibe but we felt we had to do it.
Stevie Eagle E of EEDB stated:
We ended up with two almost completely lyrical versions of the same song and we thought to ourselves which one do we go with. Then we thought we love them both so we will go with both at the same time. So that is what we are doing. We are actually going to release 3 versions of the same song almost all at the same time. These are not remixes but different versions of the same song so we feel it is something a little bit new.
Viola Billups of The Flirtations said, “When we heard the song we knew it was us all the way and we jumped right in. We have always loved working with Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B and this time was no different. We feel this track has a great chance to do something and it will also open up the ears and eyes of the public to our album.”
“Make it Rain V1, V2, V3,” and the club mixes will be released on Shlepp Entertainment/Shlepp Records on Oct. 21, 2019. They can all be previewed on the EEDB website. The track will also feature rising Brazilian rap star Kaos MC, who earlier this year featured with Tito Jackson, Bull Dogg, and British rising singer and songwriter Lavonz.
By Jeanette Smith
Stevie Eagle E, Peter Doc B, The flirtations, and Shlepp Entertainment Ltd.