“Every time I close my eyes, I wake up feelin’ so horny, I can’t get you outta my mind, sexin’ you be all I see, I would give anything, Just to make you understand me, I don’t give a damn about nothing else, freek’n you is all I see.” – Freek ‘N’ You
The 1990 craze of four men revolved around, sex, love, pain and sweaty bodies; that bad-boy image was brought in by Teddy Riley, formerly of Guy and one of Jodeci’s influences. These men were the new “new jack swing.” Made up of two sets of brothers, the group’s name is a consolidation of three members’ stage names: “JoJo” Hailey, Donald “DeVante Swing” DeGrate, and Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey; the group also includes Dalvin DeGrate. They are all native of Charlotte, NC. The sex appeal and vocals are what held them together until age, drugs and stardom got in the way, resulting to break up and the new group of the two brothers, K-Ci and JoJo. They eventually broke up and in 2008 Bryan Michael Cox, award-winning songwriter/producer stated he was putting together the new Jodeci; “Nodeci”. Don’t know why he would even do that because Jodeci is rare in this industry. Good music all the time. They were around from 1991 to 2004 respectively. But the artists that follow in their footsteps exude sex and talent. They include Ginuwine, 112, Jagged Edge and Usher.