3rd Storee

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This article is about the band. For the band's eponymous album, see The 3rd Storee.
3rd Storee
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres R&B
Years active 1997-2007
Past members
  • D-Smoove
  • Kevonté
  • J'Son
  • Jay-R
  • Gavyn
  • K. Young (formerly Lil' Man)

3rd Storee is an American R&B group that was active in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their debut single, "If Ever", peaked at #53 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1999.[1] The album's other single was "Party Tonight."


3rd Storee was formed during 1997 in South Central, Los Angeles. The original line up consisted of members Kevonté, Lil' Man, D'Smoove and Jay-R. As a quartet they almost immediately made a breakthrough when they were signed to Edmonds Entertainment, and put on tour with Britney Spears.

In 1998 they were invited to open for ’N Sync on a national US tour, before visiting Europe. That same year their debut single "If Ever" was released and peaked at #64 on the Billboard R&B chart and #53 on the UK Singles Chart. A second single "Party Tonight" was released in 1999 to little success and their debut album was never released.

By the start of the new millennium lead vocalist Lil’ Man left the group and two new members J'Son and Gavyn joined. Before joining the group J'Son had a solo career and released one album in 1996.

After their first record deal fell through they signed a new recording contract with Universal Records and completed work on their sophomore album. Working with renowned producers such as Nokio and Rodney Jerkins, 3rd Storee’s second album, "Get With Me", was issued in 2002 to moderate success.

In 2005 they were signed to J Records and changed their name to Chapter 4, after Kevonté left the group to focus on his acting career. As a foursome they released the single "Fool Wit U" to little fanfare and the album they were working on was shelved. Shortly after leaving J Records the group disbanded.


  • Kevonté (Born Kevontay Jackson, February 6 1983)
  • Lil’ Man AKA K-Young (Born Kenneth Pratt, June 16 1986)
  • D’Smoove (Born Dante Clark, February 10 1983)
  • Jay-R (Born Barry Reed Jr., December 17 1983)
  • Gavyn (Born Gavin Rhone)
  • J'Son AKA Jay Sonic (Born Jason Thomas, May 14, 1980)





  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 556. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Charts at Allmusic