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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Aleem Discography Tracks

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

Aleem - Hooked On Your Love album art Aleem Featuring Caliber* Aleem Featuring Caliber* - Hooked On Your Love (Single) NIA Records US 1979 Sell This Version
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 US 1981 Sell This Version
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 US 1982 Sell This Version
Aleem - Get Loose album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Get Loose NIA Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Aleem - Release Yourself album art Aleem Release Yourself NIA Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Aleem - Confusion album art Aleem With Leroy Burgess Aleem With Leroy Burgess - Confusion NIA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Aleem - Love's On Fire album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Love's On Fire (Maxi, Single) Atlantic US 1986 Sell This Version
Aleem - Fine Young Tender album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Fine Young Tender (Single) Atlantic US 1986 Sell This Version
Aleem - Confusion (Remix) album art Aleem Confusion (Remix) TSR Music GmbH Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Aleem - Lonely Tears album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Lonely Tears (Single) Atlantic US 1987 Sell This Version
Aleem - Love Shock album art Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Love Shock (Single) Atlantic US 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

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 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(LP, Comp) Night Train International NTI LP 7145 US 2003 Sell This Version
NTI LP 7144 Aleem - Fine Young Tender album art The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess The Fantastic Aleems* Featuring Leroy Burgess - Fine Young Tender(LP, Comp) Night Train International NTI LP 7144 US 2003 Sell This Version