Before the group stepped on the scene in 1996 with their first single, “Only You”, the four high-school friends that originally called themselves “Forte” hit a few bumps in the road before fate landed them in front of Club 112 in Atlanta to audition in the parking lot for P. Diddy. He would go on to sign them and throughout the ‘90s and 00, they achieved four platinum albums, posted eight chart topping records and garnished two Grammy nominations that cemented them as a bonafied R&B group. As the face of the group, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick was influential in setting the tone for the group. Since the last 112 album in 2005, Slim has stayed busy dropping music via internet as a way to measure fan response. This test would play a valuable key in helping to determine his decision to do a solo album. Although the idea of lead - singers branching off on a solo career isn’t anything new, Slim never had any plans to do so, but as CEO, he wanted to insure that M3 Productions got off to a great start.