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It is the group's first studio album in 20 years. On October 20,it was announced by Centric and BET that Jodeci would be making their way back onto the music scene after a hiatus of nearly two decades at the Soul Train Awards by performing a medley of their hits, and also debuting a new song titled "Nobody Wins", their first single in 18 years, which features rapper B.
Group member Mr. Dalvin explained the long-awaited release of their new music to Yahoo Music. People waited all these years for some quality music — not just throwing music out there. In an interview with Rolling StoneMr. Dalvin stated that despite recording dozens of songs together over the last 18 years, the group did not feel that they had a cohesive body of work for their fourth studio album.
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. Fans can expect to hear their artistic growth. Some fans want 'Come and Talk to Me' Part 2, and that's not what it is, and we don't get pigeonholed by the radio and let our fans grow with us. As with their earlier work, most of the music would be self-produced.
However, Dalvin confirmed that Timbalandwho was discovered by DeVantewill collaborate. In a fan chat on February 3, Timbaland revealed that he's reuniting with DeVante and lending his production to the new Jodeci project.
However, Dalvin made it clear not to expect to hear the sound that Timbaland has created for Justin Timberlake and others recently. We had our sound mixed with his sound. It would never be in one direction. The ball was always rolling though. In a pre-Grammy interview February, DeVante was asked about Timbaland's involvement in the project. I don't know as if this point right now but he's there.
That's a friend, that's family you know. In an interview with group member JoJohe stated that before the group became known as Jodeci, the original song Jenniferwritten by DeVante, was responsible for forming Jodeci as a group, bringing in K-Ci for the song.
People were saying we should do something with it. The Nightmare Man - Various - 10 Years Of Terror - The Best Of The Past the release of "Nobody Wins", Jodeci returned with their official lead single "Every Moment" on January 28, followed by the announcement of signing an exclusive deal with Epic Love Come And Touch Me - Ikon - Global Transmission and an album release under Louis Burrell's label, Sphinx Music Entertainment.
It was directed by Hype Williams in Aspen, Colorado. Williams previously directed the group's video for " Feenin' ". The album debuted at number 23 on the US Billboard and at No. At Stassis - Bushby* - Elastokinematicswhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 69, based on seven reviews.
When K-Ci is seducing, he's pleading and moist. And he gets better as he devolves, his finest moments less about lyrics than postverbal utterances.
It gives the voices a richer, deeper setting than they had way back when. Andy Kellman from Allmusicdescribed the album as "a confident, refined return -- a necessary one in a field starving for group harmony singing. It's as solid as a reasonable longtime fan could expect. Credits adapted from liner notes . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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