Roommates, 30 years ago one of the most innovative R&B albums came out and forever changed the sound of the R&B boy group, when Jodeci officially released their debut album “Forever My Lady”. Many groups quickly modeled themselves after the group following the album’s success, which not only made Jodeci a household name, but also gave the male R&B group a makeover.
K-Ci, JoJo, Dalvin and Devante, came together to give us a iconic R&B album from start to finish thanks to a strong hip hop influence and New Jack Swing with a generous amount of bad boy flair. From babymakers to club jams, this album had a little something for everyone.
While the first track on the album was the upbeat New Jack Swing bop “Gotta Love”, it was the band’s second single that officially topped the charts and made them superstars, when “Forvever My Lady” was released. and quickly became a 90s anthem.
Jodeci slowed it down once again with the album’s third single, “Stay”, and proved they know how to approach a woman they are interested in with the release of “Come And Talk To Me” – which contained also a remix that many believe its rivals to the original.
Jodeci’s image contrasted so much with the way most male R&B groups of that era presented themselves and it has a lot to do with Diddy, who at the time was working at Uptown Records, Jodeci’s label. He was tasked with helping with the look of the group and decided that the leather vests, combat boots, inside-out caps and gold chains would be the perfect uniform to make them the “bad boys of the world.” R&B ”as they were called at the time.
Happy birthday to the classic album which is still in strong rotation to this day!
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