After 7 is a R&B group founded in 1987 by brothers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of popular pop and R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds”.
“Ready or Not” was the third single from their 1987 eponymous debut album. In 1990, the song became the first No. 1 R&B single for the group. It was also the group’s first top ten pop single, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both Melvin and Kevon’s amazing vocals are notable in this song, however Kevon’s amazing tenor and range take this classic over the edge. Enjoy the video above.
***Bonus: Milestone “I Care About You”
In 1997 some of the best voices in R&B history, Kevon and Melvin Edmonds, their brother Babyface, and K-Ci and JoJo Hailey (of Jodeci and the duo K-Ci and JoJo) formed the fictional group Milestone for the movie Soul Food and its soundtrack. “I Care About You” was a No. 1 R&B single by the group. Each member’s vocals made for a perfect R&B collaboration, but again Kevon Edmond’s perfect tenor made the song. K-Ci Hailey’s gritty soul also “brought the house down”.
Watch the video after the jump: