Aleem

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Boogie-funk, r'n'b and dance music trio formed in New York City.

Identical twin brothers Taharqa Aleem and Tunde Ra Aleem began their career as The Ghetto Fighters with covers of Jimi Hendrix's "Cry Of Love" and "Rain Bow Bridge" (they also shared the same apartment with Jimi). They formed Aleem with Leroy Burgess as a vocalist during the early '80s and originally released dance songs on their own label, NIA Records ("Hooked On Your Love", "Get Down Friday Night", "Release Yourself". 1985's "Confusion", resulted in a deal with Atlantic where they released two albums.

They worked as producers on acts including Fonda Rae, Caprice, Captain Rock and Process and the Doo Rags. The NIA label also became home to such notable rappers as Marley Marl and MC Shan and helped develop the careers of MCs such as Sparky D. After NIA Records folded, the twins opened up their own recording studio in the late '80s.
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Albums

781 622-1 Aleem - Casually Formal album art Aleem Casually Formal (Album) Atlantic 781 622-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
81784-1 Aleem - Shock! album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Shock! (Album) Atlantic 81784-1 US 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

C 1003 Aleem - Hooked On Your Love album art Aleem Featuring Caliber* Aleem Featuring Caliber* - Hooked On Your Love (Single) NIA Records C 1003 US 1979 Sell This Version
N-035 Aleem - Movin' To The Beat album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Corky Hodges The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Corky Hodges - Movin' To The Beat NIA Records N-035 US 1981 Sell This Version
N-007 Aleem - Get Down Friday Nite album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess - Get Down Friday Nite NIA Records N-007 US 1982 Sell This Version
NI 1241 Aleem - Release Yourself album art Aleem Release Yourself (Single) NIA Records NI 1241 US 1984 Sell This Version
NI 1243 Aleem - Get Loose album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Get Loose NIA Records NI 1243 US 1984 Sell This Version
NI 1247 Aleem - Confusion album art Aleem With Leroy Burgess Aleem With Leroy Burgess - Confusion NIA Records NI 1247 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-86825 Aleem - Love's On Fire album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Love's On Fire (Maxi, Single) Atlantic 0-86825 US 1986 Sell This Version
7-89401 Aleem - Fine Young Tender album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Fine Young Tender (Single) Atlantic 7-89401 US 1986 Sell This Version
TSR 410104 Aleem - Confusion (Remix) album art Aleem Confusion (Remix) TSR Music GmbH TSR 410104 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
0-86661 Aleem - Love Shock album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Love Shock (Single) Atlantic 0-86661 US 1987 Sell This Version
DMD 1147 Aleem - Lonely Tears album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Lonely Tears (Single) Atlantic DMD 1147 US 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

NTI LP 7144 Aleem - Fine Young Tender album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess - Fine Young Tender (Comp) Night Train International NTI LP 7144 US 2003 Sell This Version
NTI CD 7143 Aleem - Release Yourself: The NIA Sessions album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess - Release Yourself: The NIA Sessions (Comp) Night Train International NTI CD 7143 US 2003 Sell This Version
NTI LP 7145 Aleem - Stepping Out album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess - Stepping Out (Comp) Night Train International NTI LP 7145 US 2003 Sell This Version