P.M. Dawn
P.M. Dawn


Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


Hip hop, R&B

Years active



Gee Street, V2, Island, Spectra


  • Doc. G

Past members

  • DJ Minutemix
  • Prince Be

P.M. Dawn is an American hip hop group from Jersey City, New Jersey. The group was founded in 1988 by brothers Prince Be and DJ Minutemix. They earned significant crossover success in the early 1990s with music that merged hip hop, older soul and more pop-oriented urban R&B. 

After recording their debut single, "Ode to a Forgetful Mind", in 1988, P.M. Dawn released their first album, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience in 1991 to critical acclaim. It achieved immediate commercial success due to its single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss". Their 1993 follow-up album The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence) was also praised by critics and featured the popular singles "I'd Die Without You" and "Looking Through Patient Eyes". P.M. Dawn continued to receive strong reviews, but sold poorly with their subsequent albums Jesus Wept in 1995 and Dearest, Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad in 1998. 

When DJ Minutemix left the group in 2006, he was replaced by the brothers' paternal first cousin, Doc. G. Prince Be is a diabetic, has suffered from three strokes and had his right leg amputated in 2008 due to a gangrene infection. Due to Be's health problems, Doc. G is the only touring and performing member of P.M. Dawn. 


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