K-Ci & JoJo are a R&B duo, who began as the lead singers of the iconic R&B group Jodeci, with the DeGrate brothers better known as DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin. The gritty soul and silky vocals that these brothers possess makes it easy to understand why they have been so successful in both Jodeci and on their own.
“Life” was the first single off their second studio album It’s Real. It is also featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 movie Life. The lyrics, written by the duo and R. Kelly, can be interpreted in many different ways, but mainly tell a narrative about being imprisoned for life. The single peaked at No. 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. The song is undeniably funky, and K-Ci’s raw soul and JoJo’s backing vocals for the chorus make the single timeless and carry the track nicely.
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