Los Angeles, California, United States
Jazzyfatnastees is a vocal duo, Tracey Moore (born 1970) and Mercedes Martinez (born 1969). Originally a vocal quartet, they landed a deal with Tommy Boy in 1993. In 1995, their association with Tommy Boy ended, two members left the group, and the current duo moved to Philadelphia. Having opened for The Roots in the past, the Jazzyfatnastees were signed to Motive Records, The Roots' imprint at MCA. The duo also provided vocals for OutKast's 1996 single "Jazzy Belle" during this time. In 1999, the group released their debut album, The Once and Future. The duo wrote and co-produced the album in conjunction with members of The Roots.