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Jodeci to Reunite @ Soul Train Awards 2014





October 21st



The Soul Train Awards 2014 is prepping arguably the biggest reunion in hip-hop/R&B history: Jodeci. The North Carolina quartet that scored five No. 1 1990s R&B hits, including "Stay," "Forever My Lady," and "Come and Talk to Me," will perform during the award show taping in Las Vegas on Noember 7th.


According to a spokesperson for the event, the act will perform a medley and a snippet of the brand-new single, its first effort since 1996's "Get on Up." The group that includes two sets of brothers, Cedric "K-Ci" and Joel "JoJo" Hailey, as well as Dalvin "Mr. Dalvin" and Donald "DeVante Swing" DeGrate, has not taken the stage together in the U.S. since 2006.

"Soul Train was a critical platform in the beginning of our career, so it only makes sense that our return to the stage be during Soul Train Awards 2014," the group said in an exclusive statement released to Yahoo Music. "We're humbled by the loyalty of our fans who have asked for a reunion and look forward to giving them a show as only Jodeci can. #JODECIforever."


In 1997, K-Ci & JoJo reemerged as a duo, releasing five albums and winning the Favorite R&B Band/Duo/Group American Music Award. Jodeci, one of Sean "Diddy" Combs's first successes as an executive for Uptown Records, made their debut with 1991's Forever My Lady, which topped the R&B charts and reached the Top 20 on the pop charts. DeVante Swing discovered and groomed a number of artists, among them Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Ginuwine, and produced for 2Pac, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson.

Though the group was rumored to part ways due to internal squabbling and bouts with drugs, K-Ci says they never disbanded. "We are not getting back together, simple reason is we never broke up," he told Huffington Post's Black Voices in 2013. "We have a vault of CDs that we could just put out at any moment."

In February, Timbaland hinted that he was working with the group on new material. "By the way, people who follow Timbaland from day one, I met with DeVante and I'mma help work on the new Jodeci album," he told fans during a chat. "That will be my career coming full circle, working with DeVante again."

Last year, K-Ci, JoJo, and Mr. Dalvin played a 1990s gig at London's Wembley Arena, along with other acts from the era: Blackstreet, Dru Hill, SWV, and Changing Faces.


The Soul Train Awards 2014 will air on Centric and BET Networks on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.



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Reply #1 posted 10/22/14 5:02am

missfee

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Lord please let them be sober when they perform. pray

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #2 posted 10/22/14 6:39am

Graycap23

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Has DeVante gotten himself together?

[Edited 10/22/14 8:21am]

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #3 posted 10/22/14 8:15am

Musicslave

Graycap23 said:

Has Devonte gotten himself together?

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That's the million dollar question right there... Or as Missfee put it..."Lord please let them be sober when they perform. pray

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I do look forward to seeing these guys again.

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Sidenote: What song did DeVante produce or co-produced for Michael Jackson?

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Reply #4 posted 10/22/14 5:07pm

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I willl be attending!!!! De VaNte' was a MAJOR prince fan!

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #5 posted 10/23/14 6:06am

Identity

Musicslave said:

Graycap23 said:

Has Devonte gotten himself together?

What song did DeVante produce or co-produced for Michael Jackson?



During an interview in 2012, Devante said that he and Michael recorded 30 tracks during the Invincible sessions.


[Edited 10/23/14 6:07am]

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Reply #6 posted 10/23/14 7:06am

Musicslave

Identity said:

Musicslave said:

What song did DeVante produce or co-produced for Michael Jackson?



During an interview in 2012, Devante said that he and Michael recorded 30 tracks during the Invincible sessions.


[Edited 10/23/14 6:07am]

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Word? Never heard that.

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Reply #7 posted 10/23/14 8:36am

1contessa

Graycap23 said:

Has DeVante gotten himself together?

[Edited 10/22/14 8:21am]

Not only DeVante, but K-Ci as well, because I heard that he wasn't doing well lately in his life either....it's a shame, because they were a great group.

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Reply #8 posted 10/23/14 8:50am

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1contessa said:

Graycap23 said:

Has DeVante gotten himself together?

[Edited 10/22/14 8:21am]

Not only DeVante, but K-Ci as well, because I heard that he wasn't doing well lately in his life either....it's a shame, because they were a great group.

I've been a witness more times than I care 2 remember.

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Reply #9 posted 10/23/14 10:57am

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I saw a concert years ago! Which included Kci & JoJo. Kci was so high, that he was the COMPLETE laughing stock of the whole audience. He could barely stand up. He was booed and sounded horrible! I felt sorry for him.

Whitney said it best "Crack is wack". disbelief

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #10 posted 10/24/14 3:44am

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While I think this is sort of a missed opportunity that the BET Awards clearly should have seized I think this will be a defining moment for the Soul Train Awards. They've been trying hard to up their profile since bringing the show back a few years ago. Last year's show was definitely a major improvement.

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Reply #11 posted 10/25/14 2:34pm

mjscarousal

1contessa said:

Graycap23 said:

Has DeVante gotten himself together?

[Edited 10/22/14 8:21am]

Not only DeVante, but K-Ci as well, because I heard that he wasn't doing well lately in his life either....it's a shame, because they were a great group.

They were! I love Jodeci! I hope they can sort through their issues and really impress. I am rooting for them!

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Reply #12 posted 10/25/14 6:29pm

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Identity said:

Musicslave said:

What song did DeVante produce or co-produced for Michael Jackson?



During an interview in 2012, Devante said that he and Michael recorded 30 tracks during the Invincible sessions.


[Edited 10/23/14 6:07am]

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #13 posted 10/25/14 7:49pm

Identity

Sorry, bro. I can't help you.

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Reply #14 posted 10/29/14 1:01pm

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Exclusive: Jodeci Have Recorded New Album, Features Production From DeVante & Timbaland

TOM OCTOBER 27, 2014 83

dalvindegrate Exclusive: Jodeci Have Recorded New Album, Features Production From DeVante & Timbaland

Following the announcement that Jodeci would be performing at the upcoming 2014 Soul Train Awards, we’ve exclusively learned that the group has already completed a new album. In a recent interview with Mr. Dalvin, he revealed that all four original members are together and created the album:

“We finally came together and we had a nice body of work that we felt was a great album”, said Dalvin. “With K-Ci & JoJo touring as well as Devante and myself doing production and other business ventures going on, we finally came together and we put together an album that we love.”

Earlier this year, Timbaland revealed that he had been working with the group once again and lending his production to a new project. He was originally discovered by DeVante who added him to his Da Bassment clique in the early 90’s. Howver, we shouldn’t expect to hear the sound that Timbaland has created for Justin Timberlake and others recently.

“It couldn’t be a Timbaland type of project. A lot of people don’t know, my brother Devante really showedTimbaland how to produce records”, Dalvin went on to add. “We had our sound mixed with his sound. It would never be in one direction. It’s going to be a mix of Devante and Timbaland.”

A release date hasn’t been announced for the project, but with the group set to premiere their new single at the Soul Train Awards, we could be quickly headed towards its release. The group dropped their their last album “The Show, The After Party, The Hotel” in 1995, and fans would surely welcome this new album with open arms. Jodeci continue to be a huge influence on r&b to this day.

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Reply #15 posted 10/30/14 8:29am

Identity

Say what, Mr. Dalvin? A new album is ready to go??!! eek

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Reply #16 posted 10/30/14 8:54am

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Identity said:

Say what, Mr. Dalvin? A new album is ready to go??!! eek

Man, they've been saying that mess for years now. I won't believe it until it's actually OUT and available for purchase.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #17 posted 11/03/14 11:13am

Identity

The new single is titled "Nobody Wins", Fee. I done told ya!

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Reply #18 posted 11/03/14 4:18pm

Cinny

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whistle Wooyeah!

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Reply #19 posted 11/04/14 10:44am

HuMpThAnG

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Has anyone actually heard Mr. Dalvin or DeVante sing, when it came to the background vocals? hmmm

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Reply #20 posted 11/04/14 11:25am

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HuMpThAnG said:

Has anyone actually heard Mr. Dalvin or DeVante sing, when it came to the background vocals? hmmm

Didn't Dalvin pit out a solo cd?

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Reply #21 posted 11/04/14 1:12pm

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Graycap23 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

Has anyone actually heard Mr. Dalvin or DeVante sing, when it came to the background vocals? hmmm

Didn't Dalvin pit out a solo cd?

Never heard it, but wasn't it a rap album?

Think i seen a video of him just rapping....hmmm

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Reply #22 posted 11/04/14 1:17pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

Graycap23 said:

Didn't Dalvin pit out a solo cd?

Never heard it, but wasn't it a rap album?

Think i seen a video of him just rapping....hmmm

No............R&B.

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Reply #23 posted 11/04/14 1:19pm

Musicslave

Cinny said:

whistle Wooyeah!

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That's that Classic K-Ci run right there lol nod

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Reply #24 posted 11/04/14 2:02pm

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Graycap23 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

Never heard it, but wasn't it a rap album?

Think i seen a video of him just rapping....hmmm

No............R&B.

ok...gotta check it out then

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Reply #25 posted 11/04/14 2:32pm

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Musicslave said:

Cinny said:

whistle Wooyeah!

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That's that Classic K-Ci run right there lol nod

nod I'm glad that could come through text thumbs up!

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Reply #26 posted 11/04/14 3:18pm

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I hope they can pull this off.

DeVante Swing was my favorite R&B producer back in the day.

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Reply #27 posted 11/04/14 4:23pm

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Graycap23 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

Never heard it, but wasn't it a rap album?

Think i seen a video of him just rapping....hmmm

No............R&B.

I used to have the album. This is the only song I remember liking from it.

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Reply #28 posted 11/05/14 9:40am

Jermaine88

automatic said:

Graycap23 said:

No............R&B.

I used to have the album. This is the only song I remember liking from it.

Dalvin sang the first verse on Fun 2 Nite from their 3rd album The Show The After Party The Hotel while K-Ci did tne 2nd verse

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Reply #29 posted 11/06/14 8:43am

Identity

Brief rehearsal footage on Instagram.

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