MD stood for Musical Diversity. How else to describe the Doo Wop Rappers who early on were just as comfortable covering Elvis Presley or Jackson 5 and then parlaying their harmony into a rap battle. RIP T.C.D, Mercury and Dr. Rock. And of course RIP Mr. Magic, credited for formally introducing the group to the then sprouting industry.

Two surviving members Stevie D and Khalil recall their Shaolin roots and treat us to some harmonizing and rapping.

The Force MDs Relived / Documentary Trailer (@ 1:53 some crazy early footage of them rockin)

Force MC’s at the Harlem World, Manhattan NY 1981 / audio

RZA – Brooklyn Babies ft. Masta Killa and Force MDs