Diary of a Mad Band
|Diary Of A Mad Band|
|Studio album by Jodeci|
|Released||December 21, 1993|
|Recorded||August, 1993 - October, 1993|
|Producer||Tim Dawg (exec.), Andre Harrell (exec.), Jodeci (exec.), Steve Lucas (exec.), Mr. Dalvin, DeVante Swing|
|Singles from Diary of a Mad Band|
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
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."
|1.||"My Heart Belongs to U"||DeVante Swing||5:02|
|2.||"Cry for You"||Swing||5:01|
|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
|U.S. Billboard 200||3|
|U.S. R&B Albums||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|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|
|"What About Us"||—||14||—|
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
- 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
- Wynn, Ron. "Jodeci – Diary of a Mad Band". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- Ehrlich, Dimitri (1993-12-24). "MUSIC REVIEW: Diary of a Mad Band (1993) -fidello22 Jodeci". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
- "allmusic ((( Diary of a Mad Band > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "allmusic ((( Diary of a Mad Band > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "allmusic ((( Diary of a Mad Band > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-24.