Diary of a Mad Band

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Diary Of A Mad Band
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Studio album by Jodeci
Released December 21, 1993
Recorded August, 1993 - October, 1993
Genre
Length 66:03
Label Uptown/MCA
Producer Tim Dawg (exec.), Andre Harrell (exec.), Jodeci (exec.), Steve Lucas (exec.), Mr. Dalvin, DeVante Swing
Jodeci chronology
Forever My Lady
(1991)
Diary of a Mad Band
(1993)
The Show, the After Party, the Hotel
(1995)
Singles from Diary of a Mad Band
  1. "Cry for You"
    Released: November 23, 1993
  2. "Feenin'"
    Released: March 8, 1994
  3. "What About Us"
    Released: August 2, 1994

Diary of a Mad Band is the second studio album from American R&B group Jodeci, released in 1993 on Uptown Records and distributed through MCA Records. The album also featured the first ever album appearances from Timbaland and Missy Elliott (credited as Misdemeanor) and Sista two years before they became known in the music industry. New Jersey rapper Redman also makes a guest appearance on the album. It was Jodeci's second album to reach number-one on the R&B album chart where it stayed for two weeks. It spawned the #1 R&B hit "Cry for You"; the classic #2 R&B hit "Feenin'", and the Top 15 R&B hit "What About Us". Despite not being released as a single, the album's opening track, "My Heart Belongs To U", was also a hit. Song for song, this album is generally considered the group's best effort overall.

Release and reception[edit]

Dimitri Ehrlich of Entertainment Weekly believed the album at times bested the group's first, stating that the songs on their sophomore effort "often transcend the formulaic histrionics that marred their debut."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Heart Belongs to U"   DeVante Swing 5:02
2. "Cry for You"   Swing 5:01
3. "Feenin'"   Swing 5:10
4. "What About Us"   Swing, Devell Moore 5:20
5. "Ride & Slide"   DeVante Swing 4:57
6. "Alone"   Swing, Mr. Dalvin 4:44
7. "You Got It" (featuring Redman) Swing, Reggie Noble 5:56
8. "Won't Waste You" (featuring Missy Elliott and Sista) K-Ci Hailey, Melissa Elliott 4:55
9. "In the Meanwhile" (featuring Timbaland) Swing, Tim Mosley 4:22
10. "Gimme All You Got"   Swing, JoJo Hailey, K-Ci Hailey, Mr. Dalvin 3:42
11. "Sweaty" (feat. Sista) Swing, Mr. Dalvin, Misdemeanor 5:54
12. "Jodecidal Hotline"   Mr. Dalvin 3:11
13. "Success**"   K-Ci Hailey, Mr. Dalvin 7:41

(**): Track available on CD only

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1994)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40
1993 "Cry for You" 15 1 5
1994 "Feenin'" 25 2 16
"What About Us" 14

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • arranging – Dalvin DeGrate, Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, DeVante Swing
  • assistant engineer – Steve Fitzmaurice
  • creative director – Brett Wright
  • engineer – Lyndell Fraser
  • scratches - Timbaland
  • executive producers – Tim Dawg, Andre Harrell, Jodeci, Steve Lucas
  • guitar – Darryl Pearson
  • horn – Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander
  • mastering – Chris Gehringer
  • mixing – Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander, Bob Brockman, Dalvin DeGrate, Steve Fitzmaurice, Tony Maserati, DeVante Swing, John Wydrycs
  • multi-instruments – Dalvin DeGrate, DeVante Swing
  • talkbox - Mike "Funky Mike" Jackson
  • photography – Daniel Hastings
  • production – Mr. Dalvin, DeVante Swing
  • production coordination – Dean "Mr. Magoo" Moodie
  • vocal consultant – Kenny Hicks
  • backing vocals – Jodeci
  • guest appearances - Redman, Timbaland, Sista & Misdemeanor

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