Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
was a freestyle music group from New York City.
Lisa Velez (Lisa Lisa), formed the band in the mid
1980's with Mike Hughes and Alex Moseley, who were both
members of the group Full Force. They landed a
record deal with Columbia Records in 1985.
The band's first
studio album was 1985's
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force.
It featured three hit songs that became very popular in
clubs: "I Wonder If I Take You Home", "All Cried
Out", and "Can You Feel the Beat". Their follow-up
(1987), was their most successful album, featuring the
hit songs "Head to Toe" and "Lost in Emotion". The
MTV video for "Lost In Emotion" was heavily rotated.
Two other R&B hits from this album where the songs
"Someone to Love Me for Me" and "Everything Will
Although things began
to slow down for Lisa Lisa by the time 1989's
Straight to the Sky was released, the album still
featured the hit songs "Little Jackie Wants to Be a
Star", "Just Git It Together", and "Kiss Your Tears
Away". It is also worth mentioning that their 1991
studio release, Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen, featured
the R&B hit "Let the Beat Hit 'Em".
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam broke up in 1991
as Lisa Velez pursued a solo career (and acting career).
Her latest studio releases were without Cult Jam.
The Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam Discography (and solo work)
is as follows:1985: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
1987: Spanish Fly
1989: Straight to the Sky
1991: Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen
1995: Head to Toe
1995: Lisa Lisa and Friends
1996: Past, Present & Future
1997: Super Hits
2009: Life 'n Love
2010: Playlist: The Very Best of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force