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  1. I don't condone violence. It tarnished the evening and his moment. 

    Here's what has been swirling around my head for the past 12 hours. 

    There's multiple ways to look at this.  Multiple truths co-exist, and that's where things clash and people will take their sides. 

    Chris Rock's joke wasn't brilliant, and at face value, wasn't the kind that you'd think would overly offend someone.   Will and Chris have seemed cool, going back to the 90's. You can find pictures of them at various events greeting each other.  At the same time, in 2016, he kind of went at Jada and Will when they choose not to go to the 2016 Oscars due to the lack of diversity in who was nominated.  Is there an ongoing issue there?  I doubt comics every really do this, but was it a situation where he should have checked with them about making the joke first.  Chris definitely didn't seem to think it was going to be a deep dig. As Will was walking to the stage, Chris was giggling like some improv between them was about to jump off.  It goes without saying that Will could have done worse.  This was a warming slap.  Chris handled it as well as you could expect, and better than most of us probably expected. I'm glad he's not pressing charges. 

    Will and Jada. For years they were a power couple. People used them as the golden standard.  In recent years, we've seen a change.  We jump to conclusion on this, when a lot of time they've been cryptic about things.  We know they were separated for awhile and what went down. From personal experience, that is hard to process, but it can be done. It's rare, but it can be done.  Different relationships operate different ways, and in most cases, that's fine.  Who are any of us to really judge?  They seem really into each other lately. Let's hope that's true and that things get better.

    The other side of that is that maybe they aren't.  Will has often said that his greatest failure was his first marriage ending.   He grew up in a household where he watched his own parents have issue.  That has clearly impacted his life.  Will said he would have stayed in his first marriage, no matter how bad it got, just to keep it together, mostly for Trey.  I think he's carried that to this marriage.  If things are in fact bad, toxic, unhealthy, it seems that he'll stay with it. While I'm not for divorce on a general level, I'm certainly for it if it means you know that it simply will not work and one or both people are miserable. Is that the answer. Certainly none of us know or have the right to have an opinion that's relevant. 

    I don't think that Chris' joke was intended to be malicious. I don't think it was specific to Jada dealing with alopecia.  My thoughts are that Will and Jada should have recognized that.  That being said, I could see where this could be a sensitive topic for her and something that bothers her on a daily basis.  To be honest, I would have liked her to have gone up there and said something, if that's the case.  But then what would the pathetic internet trolls say?  Will actually appears to laugh at the joke at first.  I can only assume that he saw that Jada took the joke deeper than it was intended to be, which triggered something in him. If he was going to react in a way for all to see, addressing him from his seat was a better idea.  They've been in teh industry too long for something like that to REALLY get to them.  Smacking Chris on life TV wasn't the answer.  At the same time, you have many people who are like "don't talk about a man's wife/family...Chris had it coming" or women praising that he stood up for his wife.

    I think it goes without saying that Will tainted the evening.  Those attending. Those watching it.  It just wasn't a good look.  He has spent the last 20 years trying to win an Oscar. He made it his goal, and while only a few of the movies he did were going to position him for that, he studied and worked toward it militantly. He achieved a high moment and a low moment all in the same evening.  The two will forever be associated with each other, and he has to deal with that.  He earned it and thank God he won it.  Could you imagine if he hadn't?  I think his thank you speech served as a somewhat redeemable moment. 

    I don't judge people who isolated incidents. The Fresh Prince is my favorite emcee. Will Smith's movies and other content are generally things I love and enjoy over and over again.  This isn't something that ruins that for me.  There are many people who are not loyal fans who will abandon him over this, at least for a time, which is perfectly understandable.  They aren't invested the way most of us are. For him to act like that and say the f-word goes against much of what he stands for, so I'm sure he's going to wrestle with that shame for a minute.  Jeff recently said how Will is always the first one to admit when he was wrong, so I have no doubts that he'll be processing this moment. 

    Denzel's words. Tyler Perry's support. Bradley Cooper's support. I think these things were important. That commercial break footage shows that Will was upset by the moment.  One has to say to themselves... "You wanted to be in this position for so long. What the hell were you thinking when you got out of your seat and slapped a man on life television?"  In recent years we talk about how men's mental health is overlooked and neglected.  Will isn't Kanye West crazy with constant questionable behavior, but he must be wrestling with something to have been brought to this point. 

    What's next? I don't think bungee jumping and jumping out of helicopters is strange behavior.  He's getting older and wants to experience things in this life before he's "too old".  He has the means to do it. I'd probably be doing a lot of the same things if my income allowed.  His actions last night and the hallucinogenic drugs are very much against the Will we know and love. My hopes are that he feels the same an takes inventory of his life.  I feel like he doesn't have the support system that he used to have. I think there are a lot things that he got right in his past that he seems distant from.  And lets be real, virtually everyone who loves Will loves him for whatever they liked about him when they first were introduced to him.  Will Smith doesn't really have "new fans".  We're all old fans, whether is be from Hip-Hop, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or his movies up through the mid-2000's. I think this moment serves a purpose and that he knows that. You need moments like this to have a real comeback, which feels funny to say since he just won the Oscar. 

    In the end, it's okay to respect him more for standing up for his wife/marriage/family or respecting him less for smacking Chris. It's also okay to change your mind.  It's also okay to let Will's future actions change your mind. 

  2. I found this article from 2019 when I went to find the article above...


    Warner Bros Wants Will Smith Back As Deadshot In The DCEU

     on 21 October 2019 at 11:27 PM

    When James Gunn was handed the keys to The Suicide Squad movie (which is a reboot of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie, by the way), it was revealed that Will Smith wouldn’t be returning as Deadshot.

    It was claimed that Warner Bros. may have recast Deadshot when it was revealed that Idris Elba was going to be in the movie, but that was later revealed not to be the case.

    Elba will be playing a different character, which means there is still scope for Will Smith to return as Deadshot in the DCEU at a later date.

    This is where We Got This Covered’s source comes into play. According to the website, a source told them that Warner Bros. is actually very keen on bringing Will Smith back to the DCEU as Deadshot.

    They went on to report that Smith’s return as Deadshot could take place in his own standalone movie, or a third Suicide Squad film, which would be rather fun.

    Smith’s portrayal of Deadshot was one of the highlights of the first Suicide Squad film. I genuinely enjoyed him in the role.


    Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad

    Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

    He and Margot Robbie were the two best things about that movie, and I wouldn’t be averse to seeing him get another crack at the character in another DCEU movie.

    Smith’s career has gone through something of a renaissance in the last few years. It all started with Suicide Squad, and he then went on to star as the Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, which I actually really enjoyed.

    He most recently starred in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, which wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either, and his performance in it is actually very good.

    I would never say no to more Will Smith in anything. You might say that I have a bit of a soft spot for the Fresh Prince, and I want more movies starring him.

    What do you think? Would you like to see Will Smith return as Deadshot in the DCEU? 

  3. https://www.small-screen.co.uk/will-smith-wants-to-play-deadshot-again/?fbclid=IwAR1eGYfrrhiLDCCAJzPXzcZt172YKgtFiIzHBwpl2rm5eP2DBHF2Qszz940

    Will Smith Wants To Play Deadshot Again

     on 21 March 2022 at 4:05 PM

    It’s been revealed that Will Smith is still very interested in playing his Suicide Squad movie character, Deadshot again in the DCEU.

    Before I go into who’s been reporting that the Suicide Squad actor wants to return to play Deadshot, I have to mention what he actually said about playing the character again in the past.

    During an interview which was for King Richard back in 2021, Will Smith was asked about potentially returning to the DCEU to play Deadshot.

    At first, he seemed to think that Idris Elba was playing Deadshot in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

    However, the interviewer explained that Elba wasn’t playing Deadshot in the movie (he was actually playing Bloodspot in the movie).

    Upon learning this news, Smith said:

    Alright, cool, so I can come back.

    Smith was joking, of course. He must have already known that he could return as Deadshot – at least, I hope so.



    Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

    Read more: Warner Bros Wants Will Smith Back As Deadshot In The DCEU

    Anyway, it’s now being reported by Giant Freakin Robot that Will Smith wants to play Deadshot again in the DCEU.

    However, they are reporting that the actor has one condition for his return.

    According to the outlet, Smith wants Deadshot to become a member of the next Justice League.

    Now, this is a very strange demand, especially since Deadshot has never been a part of the Justice League in the comics.


    That said, Smith’s interpretation of the character could fit in nicely with the DCEU’s Justice League.

    He’s more of an anti-hero and he could be brought onto the team at some point in the future to help out with a very specific mission.

    I cannot wait to see what happens with Smith and his Deadshot character in the DCEU.

    What do you make of this news?

    Would you like to see Smith return as Deadshot in the DCEU?

  4. Will Smith Says He and LL Cool J Have Discussed a Possible ‘Verzuz’ Battle

    Joshua Espinoza

    Nov 18, 2021

    Will Smith poses with LL Cool J

    Image via Getty/Frank Micelotta

    Will Smith says he’s considered stepping onto the Verzuz stage with fellow rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J. But he isn’t too confident he’ll come out with a win.

    Smith spoke about the potential battle during a recent appearance on Sway in the Morning with his King Richard co-stars Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney. At one point during the interview, the titular host asked Will if he had ever considered doing a Verzuz. Smith then revealed he and LL had already discussed it.

    “Yeah, you know I was thinking about that. Me and L, we’re talking about doing one,” Smith said. “But I never had a chance to—I was writing my book … L is going to body me.”

    Sway’s co-host Heather B weighed in on the proposed showdown, suggesting Will may have a better chance if he is accompanied by DJ Jazzy Jeff.

    “What’s dope about Will, though, Will and L was out when the era when it was the DJ and the rapper,” she said. “It was Eric B. and Rakim, Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince. Everybody had their DJ so don’t let [DJ Jazzy] Jeff on the turn tables.”

    “That’s my secret weapon right there,” Smith responded.

    LL has reportedly expressed interest in doing a Verzuz against two hip-hop greats who aren’t from his era. During an interview with The Morning Hustle earlier this year, Fat Joe claimed LL wanted to take on Drake or Jay-Z.

  5. We know the news. Snoop Dogg owns the Death Row brand. It looks like he's breathing fresh, positive air into it.  Hopefully he gets the old music too.  He could very well get all those unreleased albums released and get 2Pac's OG songs out (instead of those doctored songs). 

    He just dropped a short film.  Based on the songs in this video, I think this might be his best album.  It could potentially be big enough to rest the commercial sound of Hip-Hop, or at least West Coast Hip-Hop. 


  6. There have been lots of allegations against Nas over the years. I'm starting to think this he's a pretty crappy person.


    Pete Rock To Sue Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties: Report

    Pete wants his dough.

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    Money makes the world go ’round. Legendary producer Pete Rock is reportedly considering a lawsuit against Nas over allegedly unpaid royalties from the rapper’s classic debut album, Illmatic.


    Pete Rock reportedly told Page Six that he’s never received a dime in royalties from his work on Illmatic, which was released in 1994. The Mt. Vernon producer and rapper produced only one track on the project, but “The World Is Yours” proved to be one of the album’s standout joints and singles.

    However, Rock and his lawyers say they cut a deal with Nas that would net him millions in royalties, which he has yet to ever see. Despite alleged pleas to honor the deal, nothing has manifested, per Rock and his legal team.

    “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on ‘Illmatic’,” rock told Page Six. To the iconic producer’s credit, not only is “The Worlds Is Yours” the only single to go gold on Illmatic but he also performs the tune’s hook. Rock is credited as a writer on the song, which liberally samples Ahmad Jamal Trio “I Love Music,” among other chops.

    Maybe the publicity will help these two legends work things out, behind the scenes, and get Pete Rock any dough he’s deservedly due. Or Columbia/Sony can do some explaining when it comes to the accounting?

  7. https://www.vibe.com/features/editorial/ode-to-biz-markie-by-cormega-1234623556/?fbclid=IwAR3M836-KSkzkxizF0FjiVtU0ZWQAEktPuf3AS9NjM7-02w5KEh1qEDQWCo

    Essay: Cormega Shares His Thoughts On The Wonderful Life Of Biz Markie

    "How does someone define Biz Markie? I define him as one of the coolest rappers you could ever meet..."


    JULY 21, 2021 4:00PM 
    Biz Markie on stage
    Biz Markie performs at Chene Park on September 3, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage

    One must weigh a person’s character, actions, and individual ways to truly define who they are. The things that define a person are the things that a person is remembered by. How does someone define Biz Markie? I define him as one of the coolest rappers you could ever meet, with a sense of humor and warmth that is hard to forget or replicate.

    My first encounter with Biz was one a true hip-hop fan would consider mythical. It was at a park jam in Queens Bridge Houses Park, with the Juice Crew performing and Marley Marl as the DJ and orchestrator of everything. At that moment, I was happy for Juice Crew member Craig-G, as he just released a song called “Shout Rap” and performed it as well as a song called “Transformer.” Roxanne Shante, as usual, commanded respect with her skills.




    The surprise that night was someone nobody knew. My initial reaction was, “Who is this?” And it was answered when Biz Markie told the crowd that he’s not the Human Beat Box from The Fat Boys and did a perfect impression of the group’s sonic supplier, Buffie The Human Beat Box. He then said he’s not Doug E. Fresh and did a perfect impression of Doug E. Finally, he said he’s “The Human Orchestra” Biz Markie and beat boxed while harmonizing a rhythm. I never saw anything like that at that time. I don’t think anyone in the audience had. Suffice to say, he caught the attention of everyone.

    After that set, MC Shan gave an electrifying performance that is still one of the greatest I’ve ever seen…and then the jam was over. On the way out of the park, those in attendance had a lot to talk about and Biz Markie was part of the conversation. The next day Biz was still in the projects, chilling and socializing and it got to a point where seeing him in Queens Bridge was not a surprise.



    He once said on a song, “Wherever I lay my hat is my home.” He laid his hat in Queens Bridge, Long Island, Harlem, New Jersey, Brooklyn to name a few. In the late ’80s/early ’90s, people stayed in their native neighborhoods in New York City. It was dangerous in the streets, but Biz Markie was different. People who weren’t from Brooklyn didn’t necessarily want to go to Brooklyn, because Brooklyn was the stickup kid Mecca of the five boroughs. But on any given day at Albee Square Mall, you could see Biz Markie chillin’ like he’s from Brooklyn. On any given day you could go to Harlem and see Biz near Mart 125 chilling like he was from Harlem. And on any given day you could see Biz at the Coliseum in Jamaica, Queens (especially at Shirt Kings).

    He was down to earth in every sense of the word and had a personality people gravitated toward, which helped him transition into film as well. But what really impressed me about Biz was his knowledge of hip-hop and respect for the culture, and of course, his talent, which went beyond performing. Biz had a sharp ear for beats and production, which many people didn’t know. He was also a great DJ. When someone has a skill, sometimes the skill is greater than the person. This is not one of those cases. (Did I mention his sneaker collection would tame a hype beast?)

    Some aspire to be a great person in their field, but to aspire to be loved like he was outside of his field would be a true achievement. I’ve never heard any rapper have something bad to say about Biz Markie. Ever. That alone makes him rare.



    We will miss the stage presence, the wit, the precision, but we are blessed to be able to listen to music and see videos with him in it. His family and close friends are the ones I sympathize with the most because his presence in their lives will forever be missed, so to them, we must give sincere condolences and respect. Remember life is a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of time and inevitably all will turn to vapors, but nobody beats the Biz.

    Biz Markie
    Biz Markie attends the induction of Hip-Hop DJ Icons Grandwizzard Theodore, Grandmixer DXT and Grandmaster Flash into Guitar Center’s Hollywood RockWalk at Guitar Center on March 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

    Cory “Cormega” McKay is an accomplished rapper and original member of Nas’ The Firm super group. Cormega helped blaze a trail for others in the independent production market after being signed to Def Jam Records in the ’90s.

  8. Now that Barry Hankerson has finally gotten some things together with Blackground, all of the 90's/00's music from Aaliyah, Tank, JoJo, Ashley Parker Angel, etc is finally available to be streamed. It looks like he's moving forward with a new Aaliyah album.  I think most Aaliyah supports will agree that it's great to hear unreleased music, but it's annoying that they are doctoring it.  Here's the first single with the unnecessary doctored collaboration with The Weeknd. 

    Here's an interview with Barry Hankerson...


    Barry Hankerson Details Aaliyah’s Posthumous Album, ‘Unstoppable’

    The Blackground Records founder reveals he hasn't been in touch with the late singer's estate regarding her next LP.


    DECEMBER 17, 2021 4:04PM 
    aaliyah in gold dress and long
    RJ Capak/WireImage

    On Friday (Dec. 17), the lead single to Aaliyah Haughton’s posthumous and fourth studio album, Unstoppable, was released. The late singer’s new song, “Poison,” featuring The Weeknd has some leery and others excited for the upcoming full-length LP.

    Haughton’s uncle, Barry HankersonBlackground Records founder and sole owner of her entire catalog—spoke with Billboard about the new Static Major-written song. “When you put a record out, you try to start off with something that gets everybody’s attention,” he said about the DANNYBOYSTYLES and Nick Lamb co-produced record. Hankerson shared how the Canadian singer wanted to obtain some unreleased Aaliyah vocals years ago, but that wasn’t able to come to fruition until now.

    He also explained what to expect from the Unstoppable album in 2022. The project is set to include a plethora of male artists including features from Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Snoop Dogg. “The body of work is pure hip-hop and R&B […] Some of the people that Aaliyah liked are on the album,” Hankerson explained. “She loved Snoop Dogg, who’s done a great record in collaboration with Future. Ne-Yo gave us an excellent song; also Drake. Timbaland produced the track that Chris Brown did. It’s vintage R&B with strong vocals.”

    Later in the interview, Hankerson admitted that he hasn’t been in contact with Aaliyah’s estate. “We hope they’re happy. Our door and our phone is always available if there are any comments they’d like to make about anything. We’re open to that. I don’t really know who runs that entity, but I’m not hostile at all. Anything that’s connected to Aaliyah in a positive way, we are open to be involved with and do whatever we can do.”

    He continued, “We hope it’s profitable for them. We hope that the public enjoys what we’ve done so that the estate can accomplish whatever their goals are. I just hope that out of the very terrible thing that happened to my niece that people can heal. That people can look at all the good things and not just the controversial things that may encompass their thinking. I’m not angry with anybody.”

    Another single is rumored to be released before the album’s arrival in 2022. 

  9. We lost another legend. The best smile in Hip-Hop.


    Kangol Kid, hip-hop pioneer, has died at 55

    December 18, 20216:47 PM ET



    Kangol Kid, pictured in 2017 in New York City, has died at age 55 after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

    Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

    The influential rapper and UTFO member Shaun Shiller Fequiere, known by his stage name Kangol Kid, has died at the age of 55.

    "I just wanna hear you again, another hug, another embarrassing kiss," the rapper's son T.Shaun Fequiere wrote in a Dec. 18 Instagram post confirming his death. The rapper's death comes after he announced he had been diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2021.

    As a member of the hip-hop group UTFO, which stood for "UnTouchable Force Organization," Fequiere was part of a pioneering era of New York City rap in the early 1980s. Along with members Doctor Ice, Mix Master Ice, and Educated Rapper, who died in 2017, the Brooklyn group was best known for their 1984 hit song "Roxanne, Roxanne." The track ignited what was later known as the "Roxanne Wars" after rapper Roxanne Shante responded with her diss track "Roxanne's Revenge," which in turn led to dozens of other groups creating their own records responding to the song.

    "When you think of hip-hop, hip-hop is a sport," Fequiere told AllHipHopTV in 2017 of the infamous rap beef. "A lot of breakdance is battle, rap is battle, DJs battle, but we were the first to battle on wax."


    Before becoming a rapper, Fequiere began his career as a breakdancer working with fellow UTFO member Doctor Ice. The two performed as the Keystone Dancers and then danced for the hip-hop group Whodini before forming UTFO. "We don't want to be labeled as a rap group," Fequiere told The Washington Post in 1985. "We want to be labeled as a group that can rap. We want to do everything. We may come out with a country tune." UTFO even landed a performance on The Phil Donahue show in 1984, bringing breakdancing to a wider audience.

    The rapper earned his name for wearing Kangol hats, a defining accessory in 1980s hip-hop, and ended up earning an endorsement deal with the brand. "It was my thing," Fequiere said in an interview with Hot 97. "The name just stuck. ... It was the hat the cool kids wore, and I deemed myself a cool kid by crowning myself with such a hat." One of Fequiere's Kangol hats would later become part of the collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    In the months leading up to his death, Fequiere spoke openly about his experience with cancer, urging fans to get screened. He frequently shared updates about his health on Instagram and photos from his hospital bed with visitors from the hip-hop community, including rappers LL Cool J and fellow UTFO member Doctor Ice. In an interview earlier this year with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, he said: "The new look for hip-hop and cancer is to go get yourself checked out before it happens."

  10. Normally I see Will's movies when they first come out, but with the pandemic and how busy life has been, I hadn't made it out.  When I checked movie times and saw that it was leaving the theaters in my area, I went out to see the only showing, which was at 11:20 at night, even though I had to get up at 6 a.m. the next day.

    I loved the film. It's literally perfect.  The tone, the costumes, the acting, the casting, the story they choose to tell.  I hate that it was released at a weird time when people are selective about going to the movies.  I hope this wins big.  It's a special project. 

  11. https://www.vibe.com/music/music-news/jodeci-reunites-new-management-p-music-group-1234639168/?fbclid=IwAR2q8cR5aEoAZGHlrvyEnr2eCEnU_1TrIqSqcfASPWDpiEwb4BttlPtNrEE

    Jodeci Reunites Under New Management Deal With P Music Group

    "We've come a long way," said group member K-Ci Hailey. "It's a blessing to be back together and give our fans what they've been asking for."


    DECEMBER 10, 2021 5:10PM 
    Jodeci Onstage Performing
    L–R: Mr. Dalvin, JoJo, DeVanté, and K-Ci of Jodeci perform at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Md. Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

    One of R&B’s most popular and iconic groups are officially reuniting as a full unit as legendary quartet Jodeci have announced their return to the music scene under a new management deal with P Music Group. The group, which consists of members Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, Joel “JoJo” Hailey, Donald “DeVanté” DeGrate, and Dalvin “Mr. Dalvin” DeGrate, plans to build upon their legacy with the possibility of releasing new music under their partnership.

    P Music Group founder/CEO Michael Paran, who also reps R&B legends Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill, shared the backstory of how the Jodeci reunion came to be. “During the pandemic, the guys started reaching out to each other and began talking about reuniting,” Paran told Billboard. “They’re ready to build something new, done the right way without continuing the missteps of the past. I want to be long-term with them and help them show the world that they’re back to begin a whole new era.”


    K-Ci, who inked a solo deal with P Music Group in 2019 and is currently at work on a new solo album, also spoke on his and his groupmates’ new endeavor. “I’m excited for Jodeci to join P Music Group with Michael managing us,” shared K-Ci in a statement announcing the news. “We’ve come a long way. It’s a blessing to be back together and give our fans what they’ve been asking for.”


    Mr. Dalvin also spoke glowingly of the opportunity to work with Paran and P Music Group. “Michael is a a man with a plan, a vision and a mission,” he said, adding, “We’re looking forward to a great partnership.”

    Hailing from North Carolina, Jodeci inked their first record deal with Uptown Records, releasing their debut album, Forever My Lady, in 1991. Spawning the runaway hits “Come and Talk to Me” and its titular track, Forever My Lady yielded the group their first platinum plaque and was followed by the equally successful releases Diary of a Mad Band (1993) and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995).

    Announcing a hiatus in 1996 and pursuing individual solo efforts, Jodeci resurfaced in 2015 with their fourth studio album, The Past, the Present, the Future, the quartet’s first in 25 years. Having sold over 20 million records worldwide and still regarded as cultural icons, Jodeci’s comeback is sure to give fans of their raunchy, yet melodic style of bedroom ballads something to look forward to heading into the new year.

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