Soul vocalist Lee Drakeford
led the New Jersey quartet Today
through several Top Five R&B hits during the late '80s. After the group split in the early '90s, Drakeford began a successful solo career recording as Big Bub
. His debut album, Comin' at Cha
, earned Top 40 entries for the singles "I Don't Mind" and "Tellin' Me Stories," and Drakeford began producing and working on sessions as a background vocalist. He later signed to the nu classic soul label Kedar Entertainment, also the home of Erykah Badu
. His sophomore album Timeless
also did well on the R&B charts. His third release The TakeOver appeared in 2000.