P.M. Dawn are a hip hop / R&B musical group. They were formed by brothers Attrell Cordes (aka Prince Be, sometimes credited as Prince Be the Nocturnal) and Jarrett Cordes (aka DJ Minute Mix), in 1988 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Cordes brothers lost their father, who died of pneumonia when they were children. Further family tragedy saw their baby brother Duncan drowned at the age of two. The two elder brothers were raised by their mother, and their stepfather George Brown, who was a founding member of Kool & the Gang.