Flyte Tyme

Long before its namesake Flyte Tyme Productions- spearheaded by Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis- handled high-profile albums for Janet Jackson, New Edition, and Mariah Carey, there was simply Flyte Tyme. The pliable Minneapolis outfit, originating in the early '70s as Wars of Armageddon, did more that just morph into the Morris Day-fronted rival band to Prince's Revolution in 1984 concert film sensation Purple Rain. Years earlier, Flyte Tyme's machinations had given voice to "Funkytown," in loosing talented St. Paul native Cynthia Johnson to her turn with hit-fabricating studio concoction Lipps Inc.

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