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Jodeci Reform After 18 Years Absence

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 23, 2014

in New Music,News

Jodeci, who had seven top five R&B hits between 1991 and 1996, are back together after an eighteen year hiatus.

The group premiered their new song, Nobody Wins, at the Soul Train Awards last month. The song will be part of an upcomin album.

Jodeci is made up of two sets of brothers, Cedric (K-Ci) and Joel (JoJo) Hailey and Donald (DeVante Swing) and Dalvin (Mr. Dalvin) DeGrate, who were performers in the Charlotte, NC area Pentecostal churches.

When producer Heavy D heard one of the group’s demo tapes, he got them signed to Uptown Records where they were assigned to Sean “Puffy” Combs. They made their debut on the June 11, 1991 edition of Soul Train and went on to have nine R&B top tens including the number ones Forever My Lady, Stay, Come and Talk With Me and Cry For You. In addition, all three of their studio albums went to number 1 on the R&B charts while Diary of a Mad Band hit number 3 on the Top 200 and The Show, The After Party, the Hotel to number 2.

After their last album, the Hailey Brothers became a successful duo on their own as K-Ci and JoJo, going to number 1 on both the pop and R&B charts in 1998 with All My Life and number 2 on both in 1999 with Tell Me It’s Real.

At the same time, Jodeci has continued to record new material over their time out of the spotlight as a group but never felt they had a cohesive creative direction. Mr. Dalvin told Rolling Stone “We’ve recorded hundreds of songs, even if it’s bits and pieces and fragments of songs that we could probably live off of for the rest of our lives, but when creating this album, we chose a body of work that really represents us as a group and represents what people are expecting to hear from Jodeci as a group. People will be pleasantly surprised.”

The single Nobody Wins is a record that discourages domestic violence. K-Ci said “We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.”

The group has released a lyric video for the song:

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