Friday, October 20, 2006

K-Ci & JoJo - Frank Erwin Center - November 18, 2006

Aww... how cute... how about that pic of the 2 brothers K-Ci and JoJo. Of Jodeci fame, one of my fav groups, K-Ci and JoJo are coming to the Frank Erwin Center, Nov. 18th! Headlining the show are the legendary Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Tix go on sale this Monday, Oct. 23rd, get them here. Man what the old school!

So we hit happy hour today for a little work celebration, actually the celebration of the killing of our project, kinda bitter sweet. Well we hustled our managers at pool and now they have to run around the volleyball courts 10 times during office hours. Can't wait. Just doin' my best to stick it to the man.

More info:

When they were children, K-Ci and JoJo grew up singing in a Pentecostal church, touring the south. As teenagers, they met Donald DeGrate, Jr. (DeVante Swing) and Dalvin DeGrate (Mr. Dalvin). All four members openly talked about forming a group.

When DeVante was 16, he journeyed to Minneapolis to join Prince's organization, but he was turned down. He then asked K-Ci and JoJo to join him in New York to shop demo tapes around featuring his production skills and their singing. Dalvin decided to tag along at the last minute. Soon thereafter, Heavy D got his hands on a tape and passed it on to Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell, who made arrangements to sign the group, who called themselves Jodeci.

Sean "Puffy" Combs was credited for creating the group gritty, hard-edged looks, and for helping develop the group's new jack swing-styled sound for their debut album Forever My Lady.

K-Ci and JoJo had a notable career with Jodeci, topping the R&B singles charts with such songs as "Stay", "Come & Talk To Me", and "Cry for You". In 1992, DeVante formed the Swing Mob, a group of artists, songwriters, and producers that took part in their later albums. Jodeci released three albums, but in 1996 the group went on an indefinite hiatus (the group never formally split up). Jodeci is credited with starting the musical careers of Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Ginuwine.

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