February 3, 2014


Timbaland Producing First Jodeci Album in 19 Years

Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic
Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic

If there was any doubt that the '90s are back—Miley Cyrus is reviving Ren & Stimpy and Ariana Grande is bringing back the decade's R&B—this news should settle that debate: Jodeci are planning their return. Yes, that Jodeci.

Timbaland has been working with the "Forever My Lady" group and let the cat out of the bag during a recent fan chat (even though he wasn't supposed to). 

"By the way, people who follow Timbaland from day one, I met with [original Jodeci member] DeVante [Swing] and I'm gonna help work on the new Jodeci album. Just for y'all to know," Timbaland said. "I ain't really supposed to say that but I will be working on the new Jodeci album. And that will be my career coming full circle... connecting back with DeVante again." 

Fun Fact: DeVante Swing is the one who gave Timbaland (formerly Timothy Mosley) the name "Timbaland." Tim went on to help produce Jodeci's 1995 LP The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, which was the last album they released.

No word on when this new Jodeci album will drop, but fingers crossed it hits this year.