#NP: Jodeci + Bonus Video


Artist: Jodeci
Song: My Heart Belongs To U
Album: Diary of A Mad Band
Lyric: "Whatever you want, Ba- ba- ba- ba. Whatever you need, Woo yeah"



Where would our generation of music be without the Hailey and Degrates brothers? Apart of the "New Jack Swing" era, they had us bobbing our heads to their class of ballads. We loved their hip-hop rock star bad-boy image, but once that first key on the piano was touched it was melodious to the final cord of every song. K-Ci, Jo-Jo, Devante Swing, and Mr. Dalvin are the equivalent to the Temptations of our parents generation. So much talent and musicianship, but unfortunately their personal lives, band member issues, and struggles with substance abuses were so apparent in their work and public to us, it ultimately affected the success of their careers.  


Did you know that it was Heavy D. who put their tape in front of Andre Harrell, before  being passed over to P. Diddy? Did you know that before the group was signed DeVante Swing auditioned for Prince's band but was turned down? Did you know that besides the work of Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat, other major Jodeci influences were Bobby Womack,  Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Bobby Brown, and New Edition? Do you know any interesting facts about Jodeci? Share them with us.  


Bonus Video: This is what happens when you get Martin Lawrence and Tommy Davidson together, "The Varnell Man Can"!


Totally Obsessed, xoxo Love

What's your favorite Jodeci song/ album? Do any songs bring back specific memories to you?