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Combs had hoped to sign Elliott to his Bad Boy record label.In addition Elliott written the bulk of Total's second and final album Kima, Keisha, and Pam and Nicole Wray's debut Make It Hot (both released in 1998).One of the group's tracks, "It's Alright" featuring Craig Mack, did however make the cut on the soundtrack of the 1995 motion picture Dangerous Minds.But by the end of 1995, Swing Mob had folded and many of its members dispersed; Elliott, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and Playa remained together and collaborated on each other's records for the rest of the decade as the musical collective The Superfriends.Sista debut song was titled "Brand New" released in 1993 Elliott took Mosley—whom De Vante re-christened Timbaland—and their friend Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff along with her.All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob—among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet she also contributed, credited and uncredited, to the Jodeci albums Diary of a Mad Band (1993) and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995).
In short order, Fayze moved to New York City and signed to Elektra Records through De Vante's Swing Mob imprint, also renaming the group Sista.The latter won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance; Elliott went on to win four Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million records in the United States.She is the best-selling female rap artist in Nielsen Music history.The pair wrote and produced nine tracks for Aaliyah's second album, One in a Million (1996), among them the hit singles "If Your Girl Only Knew", "One in a Million", "Hot Like Fire", and "4 Page Letter".
Elliott contributed background vocals and/or guest raps to nearly all of the tracks on which she and Timbaland worked.
Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the hit singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me".