P.M. Dawn was formed in 1988 by brothers Attrell Cordes (a.k.a. Prince Be, sometimes credited as Prince Be the Nocturnal) and Jarrett Cordes (a.k.a. DJ Minutemix or J.C. the Eternal).

According to Wikipedia, The Cordes brothers' father died of pneumonia when they were children. Further family tragedy saw their baby brother Duncan drown at the age of two. The two elder brothers were raised by their mother and their stepfather George Brown, a founding member of Kool & the Gang.

Released in 1992, P.M. Dawn's "I'd Die Without You" wasn't as big as their 1991 number one hit "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" but it was on the 1992 soundtrack for "Boomerang" starring Eddie Murphy.