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They had a hit in 1980 with "Funk You Up", which reached number fifteen on the U. Top Black Singles chart, and a minor hit with "Monster Jam" featuring rapper Spoonie Gee. By the time I went to deal with it legally the building had burned down and there were no records or files of anything. It hurts because this was our first song ever by the first female rap group worldwide." The Sequence enjoyed a series of rap hits as the first female rap group during the early years of Hip Hop.
Per Stone, regarding the royalties of the wildly popular hit, "Funk You Up": "Sylvia had sold the licensing and rights to the song over to Dr. Such hits as "Funky Sound (Tear The Roof Off)" kept The Sequence touring with many of the Soul Bands of the day.
It reduced me to just being a woman with a baby from a superstar." Her solo debut album, Black Diamond, was released on September 28, 1999 on Arista Records; the album would eventually be certified gold by the RIAA.
She has since also released, on Clive Davis' J Records, Mahogany Soul on October 16, 2001 (which also went gold), and Stone Love on July 6, 2004.
Along with Ne Ne Leakes, Stone co-starred in the play, "Loving Him is Killing Me," that was performed in Washington, DC, Miami, and Philadelphia in May 2011.
Blige, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.Its music video features cameo appearances by comedian Mike Epps and America's Next Top Model, Cycle 3 winner Eva Pigford.The song was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards.Speaking to noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul in January 2010, she explained her ideas behind 'Unexpected': "Being as I've delivered four decent albums already, I felt it was safe to switch up and do something different this time. I wanted to do something that embodied a jam kinda feel, so that we could have some fun in concert and show people everything doesn't always have to be so serious." Stone sings the theme song for the UPN/The CW's sitcom Girlfriends. Blige, Stone has worked with many artists, as both a songwriter, as well as - in the case of Lenny Kravitz - playing the saxophone on his Let Love Rule tour.Stone recently finished a stand-up theatre play tour entitled Issues: We've Got Them All in which she had a leading role.
Much of Stone's solo material has significant soul influences and features notable samples.