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The bad boys of R&B, iconic R&B group Jodeci, have released the full version of their new single “Nobody Wins” Ft. rapper B.O.B. The legendary quartet debuted a snippet version at the 2014 Soul Train awards where they performed a medley of their greatest hits: “Freek N U”, “Stay”, “Come and Talk to Me”, and “Forever My Lady”. The lyric video includes original footage blended with news clips detailing the issues of dealing with domestic violence. This is the first single off the group’s forthcoming album that will feature production from both group member DeVante Swing and Timbaland (who Swing discovered).
The 1990’s garnered many R&B groups but none quite like Jodeci. It was an era dominated by New Jack Swing where Jodeci married R&B soul and Hip Hop to create a sound that is classic and timeless even today. You can’t talk about R&B, soul, and New Jack Swing without mentioning Jodeci, so it’s easy to see why so many fans are excited about the release of their new single. That’s how you know you are iconic when you take nearly 2 decades off from making new music and your fan base is still there off the original music you released. And the same fans has been eager for a new single since 1995. The singe “Nobody Wins” was even No. 1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 chart yesterday. “Nobody Wins” holds a chorus that exhibits Jodeci’s signature lush harmonies and the unparallelled soul, it takes a slightly different turn for the group. They sing, “Nobody wins when we fight, fuss and argue,” as Atlanta rapper B.o.B. contributes to the verses.
Check out the lyric video below.