I dont think some understand the demographics Jodeci touched (sh*t I was a kid & didnt back then). They had the streets, ladies, industry & everything on lock....a universal sound of soul that could resonate with anyone. It’s a shame how some graft their own demons to eventually their demise.
Word....their success also opened the doors for a lot of people.
Puff once said about 85% of the money he used to start Bad Boy and sign Craig Mack/Biggie/Faith came from checks he got off Jodeci
Puff, K Ci and Devante pretty much put together Mary J Blige(And of course her issues with them n*ggas and their drugs ended up being all her material she would sing about lol)
If Devante ain't do the sh*t he did we prolly wouldn't have Timbaland, Missy, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Statik Major.....
So many major albums/songs/projects and accomplishments happened because of the work they did first.