Melky Sedeck

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Melky Sedeck is a Haitian-American R&B hip hop sibling duo. The name of the group is drawn from the names of singer Blandinna Melky Jean and her multi-instrumentalist brother Farel Sedeck Guerschom Jean. The name of the group (and of the siblings) is an allusion to Melchizedek, a figure from Christian and Jewish tradition. Both artists are younger siblings of Wyclef Jean.[1]

Melky and Sedeck Jean[2] received their big break in 1995, when they collaborated with Darryll "Day" Pearson on "I've Got a Love Jones For You," a hit single, which ended up on the soundtrack for the feature film Love Jones. The track was Melky and Sedeck's first official recording as part of the 'Refugee Camp' and their debut single; they also performed on the 'Love Jones' package tour.

After an intense bidding war, Melky and Sedeck signed with MCA Records. In 1999, they released their debut album, Sister & Brother. It featured tracks which involved collaborations with Pearson and Supreme C.

As performers at 1999's Lilith Fair, they performed alongside several well-known artists, including Aimee Mann, The Innocence Mission, Beth Orton, Bijou Phillips, Sixpence None the Richer, Liz Phair, Cibo Matto, Bif Naked among others. The founder of the event, Sarah McLachlan, also performed with Melky at the fair's finale. The record company executives at MCA Records were not too happy with the record sales and decided to stop promoting the group. According to promotion department at MCA Records, the major radio stations around the country did not play the records because there were no hits from the records. After the first album did poorly, MCA Records decided not to invest in the group.[citation needed]

The soundtrack to 2000's feature film, Love & Basketball, featured "Morning Star", a song which Melky Sedeck produced and performed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melky Sedeck entry at Discogs
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 359. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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