Jodeci are mounting a comeback. 18 years after the last of their five Top 25 singles, one of the most quintessential R&B groups on the 90s are making a new album with Timbaland.
"People who follow Timbaland from day one, I met with [Jodeci's] DeVante [Swing] and I'ma help work on the new Jodeci album, just for y'all," Timbaland revealed in a new video (via MTV News). "That'll be my career coming in full circle, connecting back with Devante."
Almost two decades have passed since the release of Jodeci's last album, The Show, The After Party, The Hotel. That record reached No 4 on the UK albums chart and sold more than one million copies in the US. But it was on the preceding LP, 1993's Diary of a Mad Band, that Timbaland scored his first-ever album appearance, kicking off a career as one of hip-hop's most legendary producers.
Formed in North Carolina around 1991, Jodeci was the project of two pairs of brothers, all known by their stage names - Swing and Mr Dalvin, K-Ci and JoJo). Although they split in 1998, the group was an important launch-pad for collaborators like Missy Elliott, Ginuwine and Mary J Blige. Hugely influential, Jodeci was most recently acclaimed in Drake and J Cole's 2013 team-up of the same name.
After their split, Jodeci's K-Ci and JoJo caught a second wind as a duo.