In 1991, Jodeci’s “Forever My Lady” was on every R&B fan’s mind. The debut single laid the groundwork for a successful few years for the vocal quartet, made up of two sets of brothers — Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, Joel “JoJo” Hailey, Dalvin “Mr. Dalvin” DeGrate and Donald “DeVante Swing” DeGrate.
Jodeci’s music — flirtatious, raw and relatable — served as a soundtrack to many a romantic relationship. Thanks to their bad-boy personas and soulful harmonies set over hip-hop-influenced beats, the band, clad often in sunglasses, boots and leather attire, captured fans who craved something edgier than the mellow sound of fellow boy band Boyz II Men.
But in 1995, the band released what would be their final album for 20 years, “The Show, the After Party, the Hotel.” (After that, K-Ci and JoJo stepped out on their own and released “All My Life.”)