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Lost And Found: DeVante Swing Pops Up On Instagram, Has Emotional Meeting With The Jackson 5

April 1st, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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DeVante Swing Pops Up On Instagram

Source: Instagram

It’s time for a celebration; the prodigal member of Jodeci has resurfaced!

Last night, @madamenoiredotcom kept being mentioned in a video on Instagram and when we finally clicked to see what all the fuss was about we got a pleasant surprise. There in picture and video form was record producer Donald Earle DeGrate, also known as Jodeci’s Devante Swing, hanging out with The Jackson 5 and Flavor Flav.

Posted by @forever_devante, the person behind the IG fan page wrote:

“DeVante Gave Us permission to post other exclusive footage!!! . .. . .. . .. Thank you DeVante!! DeVante always wanted to work with the Jackson’s Last night was Surreal”

In a second video, you can see DeVante grinning like a little child whose dream has finally come true. And by all accounts it just has. We’re just happy to see the talented producer out and about and doing well. In the past few years we’ve seen Jodeci attempt to reunite without the 44-year-old singer/song-writer who used to be everyone’s favorite group member back in the day. If he can bang out a hit for The Jacksons maybe he’s on his way to being a major force in music again. What do you think?

Check out another video of the DeVante-Jacksons reunion on the next page.

#BHM Vintage Evening Eye Candy: Clifton Davis

February 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Clifton Davis !

Does Clifton Davis look familiar to you? If you watched the shows That’s My Mama and Amen back in the day, he should. Davis has been all over TV over the years, as well as on stage, and in music, dating all the way back to the early ’70s. And while we watched him on such classic comedies, we couldn’t help but notice that he was quite the looker! In honor of Black History Month and our weekly task of showing love to the good-looking brothas from back in the day, we’re showing love to Mr. Davis, his talents, and his killer afro from back in the day.

#BHM Vintage Evening Eye Candy: Jackie Jackson

February 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you’re new to the site you might not know about the vintage evening eye candy series that we do during Black History Month. Instead of highlighting the usual tenderonis, we take a look back at handsome movers and shakers from the past. We’ve done Billy Dee Williams, Harry Belafonte, Calvin Lockhart and quite a few other names. Today we’re bringing the feature back for another Black History Month with Jackie Jackson (aka, Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson), the older brother of our beloved Michael. He is the second oldest child in the family and was the oldest member of the Jackson 5. He didn’t play the guitar like Tito or Jermaine, or have the killer moves and voice of Michael–but he was the eye candy of the group. If you didn’t know that, keep flipping to see more images and proof of his good looks, and to learn more about the Jackson brother with the falsetto voice.


It’ll Never Be The Same: Music Groups That Tried To Go On Without Some Of Their Members

October 9th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Although they may have started out as a cohesive group, fame, fortune and/or conflict drove a wedge within these musical acts and they were forced to carry on the torch after losing a member.

Music Groups That Tried To Go On Without Members


Boys II Men

Four young men in matching sweater vests and striped ties from the city of brotherly love emerged on the music scene bringing back that old Motown sound of acapella harmonies and emotional ballads in the ’90s. Co-signed by New Edition’s Michael Bivins, Boyz II Men dominated the R&B airwaves with their hits “I’ll make Love To You,” “Water Runs Dry” and “End of The Road,” which stayed at the number one spot on the Billboard charts for 13 straight weeks, breaking the record previously held by Elvis Presley. Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockton, Wanya Morris and Michael McCary would record six albums together until McCary left the group in 2003 due to his battle with scoliosis. After a brief hiatus, the three remaining members re-emerged on an independent label and continued to release more music but never reached their previous height of success. McCary tried to rejoin the group in 2011 for their 20th anniversary but negotiations broke down. Boyz II Men went on the road with boy bands New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees as part of The Package Tour in 2013.

Shout Out To All The Momagers And Popagers: Celebs Whose Parents Managed Them All The Way To The Top

May 3rd, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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In the cutthroat world of show business, sometimes it’s comforting to have a familiar face and someone you can trust as part of the team. These 15 celebrities left their fate and careers into the hands of their parents and it served them well — very well.

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The Kardashians

Perhaps the mother of all momagers, Kris Jenner helped her Kardashian daughters become household names. In addition to launching the careers of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney as reality television stars, the Kardashians have segued into the world of fashion design. Ready to have the limelight to shine on her, Jenner has inked a deal for her own talk show. In 2011, it was reported that she was worth an estimated $20 million.

What Had Happened Was…Rap And R&B Groups That Didn’t Last Through The Fame

February 13th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Making it in the music industry as a solo artist is hard enough but when there are two or more people in a group, tensions are bound to arise because mo’ money plus mo’ people equal mo’ problems. Although they made beautiful music together, these 15 popular rap and R&B groups just couldn’t set aside their differences in the long run.

"Arrested Development album"

Arrested Development

Afrocentric alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development became very popular in the early 90’s. Founded by Speech and his former best friend, DJ Headliner, along with Dionne Farris and spiritual leader Baba Oje, they are best known for their song “Everyday People.” In 1993 the group won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. They were also tapped by Spike Lee to record a song for his “Malcolm X” biopic that same year. However, Arrested Development never eclipsed the success they had with their debut album. Their sophomore album was panned by critics and shortly after that the group broke up due to “creative differences.” The band patched things up four years later but things were never the same as they struggled to reclaim their popularity in the U.S. Today, the group continues to tour internationally and released their 10th album in 2012.

Back In The Spotlight: Jermaine Jackson Releases New Book On Life With Michael

August 16th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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By Terrance Dean

Jermaine Jackson offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his younger brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end.  Now in paperback, YOU ARE NOT ALONE MICHAEL: Through A Brother’s Eyes (Touchstone Paperback; August 2012; $16.00)is a sophisticated, no holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who Michael Jackson was and what shaped him and his music.

In this raw, honest, and poignant account, Jermaine reveals the real Michael as only a brother can, focusing on the private person behind “the King of Pop” persona. This is the unique up close and personal perspective of the brother who was closest to Michael; who shared a bunk-bed, a dream, a stage and childhood fame as well as tears, tantrums, laughter, pranks, and innermost thoughts.


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