The Dramatics (formerly The Dynamics) were an American soul music vocal group, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1967.
The Dramatics signed to Stax-Volt Records in 1968. However, the group did not break through until their 1971 single, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," which broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. Their first million selling disc "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" was awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in December 1971.
Through the 1970s, the group appeared on “Soul Train” and continued to have hits, including the #1 R&B hit, "In the Rain," "Toast to the Fool," "Me and Mrs. Jones" (originally by Billy Paul), "I'm Going By The Stars In Your Eyes" and "Be My Girl." "In the Rain" also sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
The Dramatics also were guests on the Snoop Doggy Dogg song, "Doggy Dogg World". The song appeared on Snoop's 1993 debut album, “Doggystyle.” In 2002 The Dramatics appeared on Snoop Dogg's sixth studio album "Paid Tha Cost to Be Tha Boss" on the song "Ballin'" produced by Battlecat.
The Dramatics "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" appeared in the 2005 documentary “Sunday Driver,” as well as the movies, “Wattstax” and Darktown Strutters, and the 2007 Petey Greene biopic, “Talk To Me.”