One of the most celebrated groups from the 1990s could be headed to the Verzuz stage in the near future. Timbaland, a co-curator of the digital series along with Swizz Beatz, had R&B heads ready to pull out their leather jackets, black pants, and black boots.
“This group changed R&B!!!!! Y’all will soon see. #verzuz,” tweeted Timbaland on Tuesday with a photo of a Vibe magazine cover from 1995 featuring DeVanté Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo.
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) November 2, 2020
Neither Timbaland nor Swizz revealed which act could possibly face Jodeci in a Verzuz battle. However, fans instantly began fantasy booking the matchup with other groups such as New Edition, Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, TLC, Silk, H-Town, and Guy.
If a faceoff is confirmed, Jodeci would certainly pull records from their Forever My Lady, Diary of a Mad Band, and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel albums. Timbaland’s early career included him producing songs for Jodeci before he created the Hip Hop/R&B sound that was made famous by artists like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Ginuwine.
In the meantime, Verzuz viewers are preparing to watch T.I. (The King of the South) vs Jeezy (The Snowman) on November 19. That hit-for-hit musical bout between Atlanta rap legends will present two of the leading voices in the Trap music sub-genre.