The group began performing on Times Square, New York City street corners and during trips on the Staten Island ferry. After the L.D.s connected with DJ Dr. Rock (Roger Daniels) they then performed as "Dr. Rock & the Force MCs."
In collaboration with Dr. Rock, the group continued to perfect their unique sound, which was unusual at the time: a fusion of doo-wop harmonies and hip-hop that involved singing, rapping and group member's "human beatbox" melodies at underground hip hop shows. They gained even more credibility and respect from local fans after competing in an emcee lyrical battle against the well known Cold Crush Brothers from the Bronx in 1983.
By 1984 the group signed with Tommy Boy Records, and they had developed into a pure quiet storm/contemporary R&B group, with its top-ten R&B hit "Tears" from the debut album, titled Love Letters. (With the exception of their first album, the group was the first act on Tommy Boy to have major-label distribution through its then-parent Warner Bros. Records.)
The Force M.D.s (originally The Force MCs; M.D. being an initialism for "Musical Diversity") is a doo wop group that was formed in 1981 in Staten Island, New York.
Though they weren't quite always as recognizable as other New York R&B acts when they first started out, the Force M.D.s were among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats.
here i lay all alone
longing for some of your
i'm waitin 4 the right
moment to come
so i can thank you for
all the tender love you've given to me
tender love (tender love)
love so tender (aaaaaaah)
holdin me close to you
baby i surrender
candles they light the dark
now i see how
lovely the feeling's are
all the tender lov you've given to me
i want you more and more
can't resist you
more than i feel your touch
LOVIN ME STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
pull me nearer
please let me be a part
of all the tender love you've given to me