Friday, June 25, 2010


Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Jodeci. They're a 90's R&B group like Jagged Edge, Dru Hill etc. While Boyz II Men were clean and sharp, Jodeci were dirty and sexual. They brought an overtly sexual style which set them in their own little niche with others like R.Kelly.

R.Kelly released one of his biggest hits "Bump & Grind" around the same time as Jodeci had "Feenin' ".

They came onto the scene in 1991 with their album 'Forever My Lady' which peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200. It had a bunch of their greats:
"Forever My Lady"
"Come and Talk to Me"

They were part of an 'MTV Unplugged' concert as a part of 'Uptown Records' with artists like Father MC and the Queen of Hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige.

Their second album "Diary of a Mad Band" did much better and got to #3 on the Billboard 200. It had some featuring artists like rappers Redman, Timbaland and Missy Elliot (who was known as Misdemeanor at the time)
It had the songs: "Cry for You" and "Feenin" (one of my favourite songs of theirs)

A new group called 'Brutha' actually do quite a good A Capella version of 'Feenin'

Finally, their third and final album before they broke up is called "The Show, the After Party, the Hotel". It's a themed album which is amusing and it has a lot of skits which are fun but eventually get tiresome. Love Below and Speakerboxxx do the themed album with skits much better i believe. This album had another of my favourite Jodeci songs "Freek'n You" a pure grind song. "Love U 4 Life" is also another popular single of this album.

Song I like of theirs that didn't make commercial success are:

U&I - 'Forever My Lady"
Pump it Back - "The Show, the After Party, the Hotel"

"Freek'n You"

Love for Jodeci, wish to sing like that one day.

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