There's no list of Australia's forgotten R&B chart-toppers without Kulcha. After the ARIA charts had a brief period of flirting with home-grown hip-hop via Sound Unlimited Posse, Kulcha were the first locals with a genuine R&B sound to break through to Australia's mainstream. The Samoan crew played it as contemporary as possible on their 1994 debut, with a combination of New Jack Swing and basketball references.
Despite Shaka Jam peaking at 7 on the ARIA charts, the crew unfortunately weren't able to capture more of the country's attention. Their debut album Kulcha was followed up with Take Your Time, which spent only two weeks on the local top 40 charts in 1997.