Released when Ahmad was only 18, "Back in the Day" hit 26 on the U.S. pop charts and 19 on the U.S. R&B charts on the strength of its hook - a sample of the Teddy Pendergrass song "Love TKO" - and Ahmad's quirky vocal style, reminiscent of Fatlip of The Pharcyde fame. It was the major single off his first and only album to date, 'Ahmad'. A remix of "Back in the Day" is featured on the soundtrack to The Wood, a 1999 motion picture.
A second album was recorded for Revolution Records, a sub-label of Giant Records but it was unreleased. Read more on Last.fm