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Jodeci

If Boyz II Men were portrayed as a clean-cut, wholesome R&B vocal group, then Jodeci's wild, sexual, bad-boy image represented the other side of the coin. Made up of two sets of brothers, the group's name was a consolidation of its members' names: Joel "JoJo" Hailey, Donald "DeVante Swing" and Dalvin DeGrate, and Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey. Natives of Charlotte, North Carolina, all four members toured the South as young boys singing gospel music, and even recorded albums. Both families belonged to the Pentecostal church, and the DeGrates' father was a minister. The boys were able to hear each other's gospel songs played on the radio, and were eventually introduced through girlfriends as teenagers. However, when they did meet, K-Ci was with a girl Dalvin had been dating, and a fight nearly broke out. The Hailey brothers and DeVante started hanging out together, partying and talking about making R&B records together, coming up with the name Jodeci at this time.

At age 16, DeVante ran away to Minneapolis to get a job in Prince's organization, but was refused. He returned to Charlotte, where he wrote a song and recorded JoJo singing it. The two planned on going to New York to shop the demo, but both K-Ci and Dalvin decided to tag along at the last minute. By the time they got to New York, they had demo recordings of 29 songs, which they brought to the offices of Uptown Entertainment. They were almost rejected, but rapper Heavy D overheard the tape and talked Uptown president Andre Harrell into hearing the group. Harrell was impressed, and just like that, Jodeci signed a recording contract. In May 1991, they released Forever My Lady, which featured the gold single "Come and Talk to Me" and went on to sell over three million copies. A minor feud resulted over the band's follow-up album, Diary of a Mad Band; Jodeci, unhappy with their treatment by Uptown, flirted with the idea of leaving for Dr. Dre's Death Row Records, which resulted in almost zero promotion for their new album. It didn't matter much, as Diary eventually went double platinum. The group's personal troubles got worse in 1993, when DeVante and K-Ci pleaded guilty to gun violations and sexual assault charges, but that wasn't all; shortly afterward, DeVante's house was robbed of over 160,000 dollars in jewelry and clothes as the singer was held with guns in his mouth and at the back of his head.

Jodeci's third album, The Show, The After Party, The Hotel, was released in July 1995. As with the group's first two albums, it topped Billboard's R&B chart and went platinum. DeVante was afforded the opportunity to work with Al Green, one of his idols, and wrote and produced the song "Could This Be the Love." More significantly, his Swing Mob collective directly and indirectly fostered the rise of such acts and producers as Sista, Mad Skillz, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Playa, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, and Tweet. K-Ci and JoJo, who had contributed hits as a duo to the soundtracks of Jason's Lyric and Bulletproof, scored a trio of Top Ten R&B hits during the tail-end of the decade and the early 2000s. A solo album from Dalvin, Met.A.Mor.Phic, was released on Maverick in 2000 but didn't fare well commercially.

During the remainder of the 2000s and the early 2010s, the members of Jodeci were relatively quiet. Over a decade separated K-Ci & JoJo's fourth and fifth albums, Emotional (2002) and My Brother's Keeper (2013), the latter of which followed a reality series for TV One. In January 2014, Timbaland revealed that he was working with Jodeci on material for the group's fourth album. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Love you ...here
Dey dnt make music like dis anymore
catinhat.cd
You one like Pandora music and us being on here this s**t you have to deal with.
catinhat.cd
Together with you baby and all
That's the s**t!!! Those words mean something!!! ! !
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See you when get off work baby
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Yes G baby I'm Yours as want me
catinhat.cd
Freak that p**sy pushing plush, plump juices kitty kat losing myself in it .sucking those chocolate cherry pouring sweat every where.
jlgarlinger
I met K-Ci in Vegas right before the Soul Train Awards at my hotel. He was so funny and down to earth! It was such a honor that he called me family because I'm from SC, and I won't for get the night I hung out with him and his manager.
Saw them in concert when i was a teenager. One of the greatest day's of my life!!!
shippy29
i m sleepy too talk later baby i love youforever talk alittle later pook
catinhat.cd
Jodeci,beaut i f u l lyric and i love you just left out here looking like a fool.love you too much sometimes baby pull people together.
catinhat.cd
Talk ,thought was you
catinhat.cd
Never left you just love to sleep....I'm a sleepy head soon sun go down.
A whole lot of babies were made listening to Jodeci.
Yess. Love this song...
My FAV is Lately ��
Love this song so much stay: )
catinhat.cd
I believe in you
catinhat.cd
So plan keeping close....huh
Feenin' is my absolute favorite
yes to the one and only guy to you boo
Classic!
Now this is good music I was round 13 yrs old
��love, love, love�� the brothers! 4/ever JODECI!
Hell yea luv this s**t STAY classic best r and b group ever
Yes yes singing it boi
catinhat.cd
Two week before Xmas want secret Santa sending me a picture just for my eye's and promises to do anything for 2014,2015 be good ,good
catinhat.cd
So addicted too you .....drive me crazy with that sexy body and big thigh standout on your page....have catch my breath.
catinhat.cd
Believe in you.
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Early morning i know you'll be there thru it all good or bad you around, G.baby.love thank you.
Come and talk to me...I really want to know you!!!
catinhat.cd
With you always. Love you in your live ,bed ,arm's.
I really want to know you!!
catinhat.cd
You i want fall apart
steph1099200 0
Did anybody else besides me want to know why they lip-synched on the awards after all these years of not performing? plus this show was pre-taped. You couldn't rehearse good enough to get your vocals right to perform live!
Still looking good the awards good luck on the new song. Still looking good dam
THEY DON'T MAKE MUSIC LIKE THIS ANYMORE IM IN LOVE WITH K CI VOICE SO BEAUTIFUL STILL TO THIS DAY. SINGS ABOUT TRUE STUFF HITS MY SOUL . GO JOJO U ALREADY KNOW
catinhat.cd
Promise love as long as i live.....lov e of a lifetime.
DIPPIN ON YOUR CURVES
catinhat.cd
G baby don't ever be scary too talk me. Jodeci help.
Love this song ❤️
U guyes bust it. Up. Hum
Loved this song in high school at the dances
JO JO TEAR IT UP. JO JO IS SO BEAUTIFUL I WAS BLESSED TO ME HIM MONTHS AGO WAS ABOUT TO PASS OUT HE GAVE ME A HUG I COULDN'T Talk NO MORE I WAS SPEECHLESS DAMM COLD EFFECT
Bomb
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Lawd ! Weak love baby just want eat you up
This is that baby making joint...lawd have mercy!!! Lol
I love this song
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