K-Ci, JoJo, DeVante and Dalvin were Jodeci. Jodeci + Jeedo X = Jeedeci. Jodeci was a star that shone insanely bright for R&B in the early to mid-1990s before being consumed by celebrity. Jeedeci is the lovely blend of past and future through broken beat funk and a touch of hip-hop. The “Cry 4 U” b/w “Cry 4 U Melody” 7-inch (DTR05) is the third offering from the imaginary 21st century R&B quintet.
After the tracks’ debut on Benji B’s Deviation show on BBC Radio 1, the British DJ declared, “Real drums are back.” These drums are the cornerstone of Detroit artist Jeedo X’s interpretation of “Cry for You,” the hit single from Jodeci’s 1993 sophomore album, Diary of a Mad Band. While “Cry 4 U Melody” features Jeedo’s signature, avant-garde DIRT TECH sound, “Cry 4 U” offers a smoother touch. Consider it beauty and the beat. Both tracks are blessed by original Jodeci vocals.
The cover features works by Spanish fashion photographer Sergio del Amo and Russian model Nastya Kovaleva.
released April 18, 2015
. Produced by Jeedo X AKA Waajeed
. Additional keys by Jon Dixon
. Mixed by Jeedo X and Tenacity
. Photography by Sergio del Amo
. Modeled by Nastya Kovaleva