Posts Tagged ‘Jodeci’

Watch: Mr. Dalvin Tells the Story of Jodeci, Working with Puffy, Suge Knight and 2Pac


With their official biopic in the works, fans of R&B bad boys Jodeci are excited and hopeful that the movie is executed properly and can live up to the high standards that have recently been set by The New Edition Story and the NWA movie.

In a new lengthy interview, Mr. Dalvin (of Jodeci) sat down with Vlad TV for an in-depth discussion about their career. During the conversation, he spoke about their younger days when they first formed the group, getting their record deal on their very first day in New York, and being considered R&B legends.

Giving some more intimate details about their success and behind-the-scenes stories, he talked about Puff Daddy’s influence on their career, connecting and learning the business from Suge Knight, working and hanging with 2Pac, and much more around the days at the height of their success in the ’90s.

“There’s no manual to set you up for anything. You’re just happy to be there,” said Mr. Dalvin in regards to signing their first record deal with Uptown Records. “You never could imagine the kind of success we had coming. We were just guys doing what we loved to do.”

Check out the full interview below.

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Watch: Noisey Presents: ‘Under the Influence – 90s R&B Still Reigns Supreme in 2017’

Noisey Under the Influence 90s R&B

Black history is American history, especially when it comes to music. African-American musical traditions set in motion a culture that’s given us Jazz, the Blues, Rock n Roll, Funk, Disco, Soul, and Hip Hop.

Despite this evolution, for much of the 20th Century “Rhythm & Blues” was a blanket term applied to any music marketed to black audiences, changing meaning with each era. As Hip Hop entered the picture artists like Teddy Riley, Jodeci, and members of New Edition incorporated the new sound and style into a classic R&B template. Since then, the line between the two would continue to blur, influencing pop music forever.

Noisey’s “Under The Influence” shows how New Jack Swing married Hip Hop and classic R&B to give birth to something entirely new for the 90s, paving the way for today’s artists like Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Dreezy, and Phantogram, while helping to make millions of babies along the way.

Watch the progression of New Jack Swing from the late ’80s to 2017 below.

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Watch: June’s Diary Release Cover Video of Jodeci’s “Stay”

Emerging R&B quintet, June’s Diary is on a mission to show fans and new listeners exactly what real R&B groups are all about.

For their first release since 2016’s “L.A.N.C.E,” Kelly Rowland’s protégées put their spin on Jodeci’s classic song “Stay” off the latter’s debut album Forever My Lady.

In the Derek Blanks-directed video, the stars of BET’s “Chasing Destiny” look stunning as they flip the ’90s jam. The ladies—Kristal, Ashly, Brienna, Gabby, and Shyann—are currently opening for R. Kelly on “The After Party Tour” and will perform at the ESSENCE Festival on July 2 in New Orleans.

In between shows, they are in the studio recording their debut album and are planning a listening party where fans can help them choose songs for the album. Keep an eye on their social pages for more details.

Check out their new cover video below. How do you think they did?

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New Music: Future x Jodeci – Whatever U Need (A JAYBeatz Mashup)

Aye! JAYBeatz is finally back with a fire new mashup inspired by Future‘s recent project HNDRXX, where he borrows from Jodeci on “Neva Missa Lost.”

The mashup brings together the current fan favorite, and the Bad Boys of R&B’s original, “My Heart Belongs To U.”

This one will definitely put you in your feels, but as JAYBeatz always says, ‘play at high volume!’

Check it out below.

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22 R&B Songs That Turned Valentine’s Day Out In 1997

Valentine’s Day is here so that means nothing but fine wines and good vibes for all the lovers in the world. Though recent years delivered a set of R&B songs that fit the mood of today, nothing quite beats the sound of ’90s R&B and the feelings that came along with those songs. Without any debate, ’90s R&B was the essence of love and we couldn’t picture a successful Valentine’s Day without a ‘90s R&B playlist serving as the soundtrack.

With that in mind, we decided that it would be fitting to take you back to that place of love and happiness and show you what Valentine’s Day would’ve been like had you been in celebration mode 20 years ago. Though most of the R&B hits from ’97 didn’t erupt on the scene until after February of that year, the tracks released from 1995 leading up to 1997’s date of love made for an unforgettable playlist that was sure to make anyone D.T.D. (Drop them draws, dawg!).

Don’t believe us? Check out these 22 R&B songs that turned Valentine’s Day out in 1997 below.

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Mr. Dalvin Confirms Jodeci Biopic Is In The Works!

With all the success of the recently released New Edition biopic last month, R&B fans worldwide have been sharing their hopes that the next major biopic would be for the beloved bad boys of R&B – Jodeci.

After some brief rumblings last year, fans can officially get excited! Speaking with Q102 in San Francisco this past weekend, group member Mr. Dalvin confirmed on air that their biopic was definitely in the works already, the script has been written and production may start as early as next month! He also revealed that VH1 already owns the rights so it would be released on their network, potentially by the end of this year.

They didn’t reveal any information on casting yet, but posting the info on Instagram, Mr. Dalvin wrote: “Yes the #jodecibiopic is coming!!!!! For all the casting inquiries, they will be announced soon…Thanks for the love and support 😎”

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Keke Wyatt Debuts Video for New Single “Jodeci”


After previewing the song for fans attending her performance at the ‘Circle of Sisters‘ expo in New York City over the weekend, Keke Wyatt wastes no time debuting the video for her brand new single “Jodeci.”

The sexy bedroom jam is lifted from the forthcoming ‘Deluxe’ re-release of her latest album Rated Love, which is due in stores on Friday, Oct. 21.

Keke seduces the cameras in the simplistic visuals, rocking a gold grill on her bottom teeth, and showing some leg against a black backdrop.

“It’s gonna be a tidal wave in these sheets / Time to sink or swim now / Baby every moment counts / Yea you gotta show out, I want to know what you’re about,” she coos.

Everyone loves Jodeci and Keke knows it. Show out with the songstress below.

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List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records


Whew! 2015 is moving as quick as the wind! It feels as if in just a blink of an eye, the month of March has come and gone and the first quarter of the year is now behind us.

If you’ve been following our lists, you’d know how much good music was brought to us in January and February, and we must say, March has been no different. From the return of Jill Scott and Jamie Foxx, to new sounds from Jhené Aiko and Jodeci, we were blessed with some music to carry us fully into Spring.  Although there weren’t many major single releases throughout the month, the surprise mixtapes and EPs made up for it.  Anyways, quality will always supersede quantity in our humble musical opinion.

Ready to see what had us vibing out last month? Check out the “Best of March – Top 10 Records” below!

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