Jodeci Take On Domestic Violence On ‘Nobody Wins,’ Their First Release In 18 Years
Almost two decades since they released their last album, Jodeci reunited last month for a performance at the Soul Train Awards. And on Monday (Dec. 22), 1990s R&B favorites returned in full force, with their first new song in 18 years.
“Nobody Wins” brings the soulful quartet — comprised of K-Ci, JoJo, DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin — back together, in a collaboration with B.o.B that takes on the issue of domestic violence.
“Nobody wins when we fight, fuss and argue/ Nobody wins, we say we leaving but we never do,” they sing on the chorus.
“We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community,” K-Ci said in a press release. “Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.”
“It is a really jammin’ song,” B.o.B told The Rap-Up last month. “It’s a really refreshing sound. It kinda reminds me of like neo-soul meets Goodie Mob meets modern day music.”
The video wraps but providing a number of resources: First, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233), and then to nomore.org, as well as idvaac.org, for the Institute of Domestic Violence in the African-American Community.