Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by the female trio of Tabitha Duncan, Athena Cage and LaVonn Battle, Kut Klose specialize in a sassy brand of urban R&B pop, primarily mounted on their smooth harmonies. Their debut album, Surrender, was the second to be released on Keith Sweat’s Keia Records label (the first being Silk’s platinum-selling debut), and merged pop sensibilities with hip-hop beats and simplistic but effective lyrics - as Battle puts it: ‘A little hip-hop, a little rhythm and blues, a little soulful and a little youthful.’ Comprising ballads such as ‘I Like’ and ‘Giving You My Love’ alongside the New Jill Swing of ‘Don’t Change’, the opening single was ‘Get Up On It’, a duet with Sweat himself. The album was written and produced by Sweat, Eric McCaine (of Entouch) and the group themselves, and recorded at the Sweat Shop, the state-of-the-art studio built by Sweat in his Atlanta home.
Kut Klose is an American R&B trio that formed in Atlanta, Georgia. The three female singers that made up the group were Athena Cage, Lavonn Battle and Tabitha Duncan. The girls were discovered by Keith Sweat who produced their debut album. They are best known for their hit single "Get Up On It" (featuring Keith Sweat), "I Like" and the album Surrender. The name Kut Klose refers to the shortness of the three singers and the fact that their heights are only about 2-2.5 inches apart.
In 1995, Kut Klose released their first album, Surrender. Despite releasing three singles, "Surrender," "Lovely Thang," and "I Like", the only one to make a significant impact was "I Like", which peaked at No. 8 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 34 on the Billboard Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
They collaborated with Keith Sweat on his 1996 single "Twisted", and Cage was featured on his 1996 single "Nobody". In 2007, the group performed with Sweat for his Sweat Hotel Live project.
In September 2010, a new song, "Let It Ring", was released by the trio as a buzz single via iTunes in anticipation of an untitled second album.