From The Vault: Jodeci – ‘Love U 4 Life’

Published: Sunday 25th May 2008 by Sam
This week’s From The Vault video comes in form of Jodeci’s 1995 smash ‘Love U 4 Life’. Arguably one of the greatest R&B groups to emerge in the 90’s, Jodeci delivered what many believed to be their career defining LP (their last) with ‘The Show, The After Party, The Hotel’ – from which ‘Love U 4 Life’ – a personal favourite of mine – was lifted. Check out the video, which features cameos from TLC’s T-Boz as well as Rev Run below:

Watching this back and reminiscing on some of their other hits such as ‘Freak N You’ ‘Lately’ and ‘Cry For You’, really makes the group’s current predicament (cash strapped and drugged out) all the more unfortunate. Still, the legacy they left behind, as evidenced by the string of hits they racked up, will ensure that they will forever have a place in R&B history.

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  2. thirtydaes May 25, 2008

    usually agree with you sam but when you call Jodeci’s last lp career-defining, i have to interject and set the record straight. devante himself will tell you that they were chasing the success of their breakthrough debut cd forever my lady over the two subsequent releases. the show, the afterparty, the hotel is a good cd, but no forever my lady.

  3. Anonymous May 26, 2008

    So true Jodeic is THE R&B of all time Freak n you is a classic!!! Kci n jojo make a good solo career too with “tell me i’s real” “all my life”… Too bad that they’r crack head now!!

  4. Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Fav Jodeci song of all time!!!!! Thanks for the throwback.

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