It’s been almost two decades since the bad boys of R&B brought us new music, but as we all know 2014 has brought out many surprises. Returning to the scene at this year’s Soul Train Awards, ’90s supergroup Jodeci left fans with much anticipation when they performed their first comeback single “Nobody Wins” featuring B.o.B.
Now moving things a little further, the once raunchy lyric producing group has finally released the official audio with a lyric video for the anti-domestic violence single. If you’re new to the sounds of the quarrelsome quartet, Jodeci is comprised of brothers, Joel (JoJo) and Cedric (K-Ci) Hailey, DeVante Swing, and Dalvin (Mr. Dalvin) DeGrate. The video, which follows the different scenarios of domestic violence, urges watchers to take a stand against it and features the number for those to call if needed.
The group, which has paved the way for many of today’s R&B superstars, is in the process of working on their first album since 1995’s The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, and will be working with top producers such as Timbaland.
“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,” Mr. Dalvin explained to RollingStone Magazine. “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.”
In regards to their new single, K-Ci shared: “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.”
Take a look at the lyric video for “Nobody Wins” below… What do you think?