Soul vocalist Lee Drakeford led the New Jersey quartet Today through several Top Five R&B hits during the late '80s. After the group split in the early '90s, Drakeford began a successful solo career recording as Big Bub. His debut album, Comin' at Cha, earned Top 40 entries for the singles "I Don't Mind" and "Tellin' Me Stories," and Drakeford began producing and working on sessions as a background vocalist. He later signed to the nu classic soul label Kedar Entertainment, also the home of Erykah Badu. His sophomore album Timeless also did well on the R&B charts. His third release The TakeOver appeared in 2000.