Timeline

1980's

1990's

1980
Where it all started... Gallaga II creates "Micky D's Rap"

4/16/84
Fantasy (later known as Fresh Force) places third in the West High School talent show

5/05/85
Fresh Force places first in the Instrumental/Vocal section of citywide talent show

5/12/85
Live performance on WORT (89.9 FM)

5/12/85
Opening act for R&B group "Ready for the World"

3/23/86
Opening act for rock groups "The Cheaters" & "Boys in White"

4/10/86
Guest D.J. performance with Fletcher Keys on the number one radio station in Southern Wisconsin, WZEE (Z-104 FM)

4/13/86
Live performance on WYOU T.V. against drug abuse

4/19/86
Produced and performed in the 1986 Madison "Fresh Festival I"
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

5/10/86
Live performance at the "Debutante Ball" with the Mayor (Paul Soglin) of Madison, Wisconsin in attendance

5/12/86
Radio commercial for American T.V., played statewide

7/7/86
Television commercial for American T.V., played statewide (Rayban Sunglasses promotion)

7/12/86
Live performance at South Madison block party (Penn Park)

7/29/86
Newspaper article "Fresh Force teens aren't all talk - they're all rap" featured in the "Capital Times" - Picture of Fresh Force

7/30/86
Opening act for R&B group "Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam"

9/2/86
Guests on WORT (89.9 FM) with Jeff Hansen and the Noon Talk Show

9/24/86
Live Performance at Beth El Synagogue

10/2/86
Live performance at the Pot-Luck dinner at Madison West High School
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

10/12/86
Live performance at the Drug Education Conference (with Bob Lanier and Mercury Morris attending)

12/15/86
Two television commercials for American T.V., played statewide

2/6/87
Performance at Randall Elementary school

4/4/87
The All City High School Talent Show (West High)

7/19/87
Live interview on WZEE (Z-104) "Beat of the City"

7/25/87
Produced and performed in the 1987 Madison "Fresh Festival II"

10/16/87
Performance for "Rock for the Rainbow", benefit for the Progressive Student Network (U.W. Madison)

11/18/87
Radio commercial for American T.V., played statewide

12/1/87
Finished recording EP "We Rock the House", "Always Together", and "Prejudice"

12/13/87
Three Christmas television commercials for American T.V., played statewide

5/20/88
Get Fresh Productions Talent Showcase (Featuring Fantasy, JMC and Kid Kut, Romeos, Charles A, Fresh Force, and more... (see Flyer)

9/3/88
Live performance at the "Festival of the Lakes" show

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Newspaper article "Fresh Force may rap way to top" featured in the "Just Rock" section of the Capital Times

11/23/88
Four Christmas television commercials for American T.V., played statewide

4/21/89
Live performance at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

8/11/89
Live performance at the Alfa Faternity party for the University of Wisconsin (Madison)

8/12/89
Live performance at the South Madison Block Party (Penn Park)
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

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Live performance at the Mifflin Street Block Party

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Radio commercial for Wally Gators night club

10/16/89
Opening act for Rap group "EPMD" at Wally Gators
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

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Live performance for WLUV (96.7 FM) in Rockford, Illinois
[Picture #1], [Picture #2]

10/20/89
Newspaper review "Starting from Scratch" (EPMD Concert) featured in the "Isthmus · The Culture" section



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Orientation video for Alco Health Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2/3/90
Live Performance at the Madison Civic Center

3/23/90
Public Service Announcement for the Dane County Census
[Capital Times], [Wisconsin State Journal]

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Fresh Force places second rap contest at Sonny's night club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1990
Released "Who Runs This Mutha" 12" single (Independent label in Chicago, D.J. International)

1990
D.J. International "Legendary label of House Music" list

6/15/90
Newspaper article "Straight Outta Madison Fresh Force single goes nationwide" featured in the "Isthmus · The Culture" section

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Newspaper article "The Results of the Native Guide Poll · Good Times", Fresh Force voted Kings of Rap

7/20/90
Opening act for Glenn Medeiros (hit single in 1990, "She Ain't Worth It" featuring Bobby Brown) and Brat Pack at the Dane County Coliseum

8/30/90
Public Service Announcement for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, "Drive Wise" campaign.

1/1/91
Released "Body House" single on compilation cd, "JACK MASTER VI" (Independent label in Chicago, D.J. International) - Background Vocals by Greg Doby, Ginx Da Produca (Article 1 | Article 2)

4/27/91
Live performance at the New Loft, "Neighborhood Intervention Program", with Fast Eddie

7/25 - 10/1/91
Fresh Force "available for performances" advertisement in newspapers (Shepard Express)

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Live performance at African World Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1/19/1993
Newspaper Article "Prejudice Gets a Bad Rap" featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

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3/16/2010
Feature Article "Hip Hop Pioneers: Fresh Force" (608Mag.Com)

3/25/2010
"Phunky Phresh Boy Band Reminds You to Fill Out Your Census!" (The Portland Mercury)

3/25/2010
"Mad Fresh Population Metrics" (BuzzFeed)