The Conscious Daughters

The Conscious Daughters

The Conscious Daughters

Biography

The Conscious Daughters (TCD) were a female rap duo, consisting of members Special One and CMG, out of Northern California's Bay Area. TCD ushered in the gangsta bitch era of female rappers following Boss's lead. The duo signed in 1993 to Paris's record label Scarface Records after passing him a demo tape at a club.

The single and video release of their 1994 hit "Somethin' to Ride (Fonky Expedition)" helped TCD gain national recognition. The duo went on to complete a cross-country tour and sell over 300,000 copies of their Ear to the Street debut album. The album released three singles and three music videos. Their second album, Gamers, sold over 200,000 copies with help of the nationally recognized single "Gamers".

TCD's third album The Nutcracker Suite, with guests Kurupt, Roscoe, Yukmouth (of the Luniz), Spice 1Suga T, Mystic, Cougnut and Sacramento producer Rick Rock, was scheduled to be released mid-2007 on Guerilla Funk Records but was released on February 10, 2009. In 2010, the Conscious officially ended their longtime relationship with Paris and Guerilla Funk Records. CMG is currently working on a solo album, The Jane of All Trades, expected in the summer of 2011 followed by a brand new highly anticipated Conscious Daughters album.

The world of music and the Bay Area hip-hop scene, in particular, lost a Special One. Karryl Smith, half of the East Oakland-bred group the Conscious Daughters, better known as Special One, passed away on December 10. Her cause of death is unknown at this time.

Discography

The Conscious Daughters - Ear To The Street

The Conscious Daughters - Ear To The Street

Priority Records, Scarface Records 1993
The Conscious Daughters - Gamers

The Conscious Daughters - Gamers

Priority Records 1996
The Conscious Daughters - The Nutcracker Suite

The Conscious Daughters - The Nutcracker Suite

Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2009

Guest Appearances

Paris - Guerrilla Funk

Paris - Guerrilla Funk

Priority Records 1994
Mia X - Good Girl Gone Bad
  • Ghetto Sarah Lee

Mia X - Good Girl Gone Bad

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1995
Marvaless - Wiccked
  • Fuckin' With Pros

Marvaless - Wiccked

AWOL Records 1996
Rappin' 4-Tay - 4 Tha Hard Way
  • Shake It

Rappin' 4-Tay - 4 Tha Hard Way

Virgin Records America 1997
Da Campaign - Mac-A-Million
  • Diamonds In The Rough

Da Campaign - Mac-A-Million

Armada Entertainment 2000
Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It
  • Super Bad Bitch

Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It

Pushin' Hits Productions 2000
Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way
  • Boss Bitches

Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way

Thump Records 2000
Infa Red - Can't Miss
  • Ride Again

Infa Red - Can't Miss

Roulette Records 2004
Public Enemy Featuring Paris - Rebirth Of A Nation
  • Hard Truth Soldiers

Public Enemy Featuring Paris - Rebirth Of A Nation

Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2006
JenRO - The Revelation
  • Bad Girls

JenRO - The Revelation

RO Records 2008
Mac Tyi - Block Chick
  • Gangstress

Mac Tyi - Block Chick

Thug World Records 2008

Compilations

D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin': The Best In The Business
  • She's So Tight

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin': The Best In The Business

Shot Records 1995
4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay
  • Playa Shit (Remix)

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay

Swerve Records 1996
The Southwest Riders
  • Bad Bitches

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1997
4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits
  • Somethin' To Ride To (Fonky Expedition)

Various - 4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits

Rusu Records 1998
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits
  • She So Tight

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits

Shot Records 2000
Herm - Trying To Survive In The Ghetto 2000
  • Ride Wit Us

Herm - Trying To Survive In The Ghetto 2000

Black Power Productions 2000
King George & Cali G Present Two-Way Hustle: Ghetto Grammer
  • The Daughterz

Various - King George & Cali G Present Two-Way Hustle: Ghetto Grammer

Highness Records, SnakePit Records 2001
Bay Area Playaz 4
  • Ride Two

Various - Bay Area Playaz 4

Anonymous Records, Snakepit Records 2001
Swervin Entertainment Presents Legendary Compilation Kingz
  • Playa Shit

Various - Compilation Kingz

Swervin Entertainment 2002
3 Street Anywhere USA
  • Gangsta Strut

Various - 3 Street Anywhere USA

190 Entertainment 2004
Paris Presents Hard Truth Soldiers Volume 1
  • Raid

Various - Hard Truth Soldiers Volume 1

Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2006
YaDa-Mi-Classics, Volume 1
  • Diamonds In The Rough

Various - YaDa-Mi-Classics, Volume 1

K-Tel 2007
Various - Westside Bugg Presents The Best Of The West
  • Grimey

Various - Westside Bugg Presents The Best Of The West

Jake Records 2008
Paris Presents Hard Truth Soldiers Volume 2
  • Dirty Little Secret

Various - Hard Truth Soldiers Volume 2

Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2009
Hollow Tip - Transporters & Shooters
  • In My City

Hollow Tip - Transporters & Shooters

Mercenary Entertainment 2013