K-Ci & JoJo Get 'Emotional' On New Disc
R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo (brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey) returns Nov. 26 with its fourth MCA album, "Emotional." The set is preceded by the single "It's Me," which is No. 11 on Billboard's BubbliR&B duo K-Ci & JoJo (brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey) returns Nov. 26 with its fourth MCA album, "Emotional." The set is preceded by the single "It's Me," which is No. 11 on Billboard's Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. It's the pair's first album since 2000's "X," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The new disc boasts production from a slew of writers/producers, including Babyface, Mike "Smoove" Bell, Tim Owens, Rodney Jerkins, Babyboy, and the Underdogs. Besides "It's Me," other album tracks include "Special," the hip-hop themed "Baby, Yeah, Yeah (Movin' It)," and ballad "This Very Moment."
"This CD is so special because we had almost total control over it," K-Ci said in a statement. "When we weren't writing or producing, we chose who did, and we chose the songs." The pair recorded "Emotional" at their home recording studio in Los Angeles throughout 2002. The duo are planning a tour in support of the new album, while K-Ci has his sights set on recording a solo album in the near future.
K-Ci ran into a bit of legal trouble in December 2000 while performing in support of "X" at Los Angeles radio station KIIS-F.M.'s annual holiday concert. The artist flashed the audience and was later charged with 23 counts of indecent exposure. In July 2001, he was sentenced to two years probation.