Soul for Real
|Soul for Real|
|Also known as||Soul 4 Real, Soul IV Real, Soul For Real, SFR|
|Origin||Wheatley Heights, New York, United States|
|Genres||R&B, Hip hop soul|
|Labels||Uptown Records (1994-1997)
Chrome Dome/Warlock (1999)
Aljoba Music Group (2003-2008)
Imperial Ent. LLC.(2009-present)
|Members||Jason "Jase" aka Jase4Real
Andre "Dre" aka KD
Christopher "Chris" aka Choc
Soul for Real (also known as Soul 4 Real and Soul IV Real) is an R&B group from Wheatley Heights, New York, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia made up of brothers Christopher Sherman Dalyrimple aka Choc (born April 30, 1973), Andre "Dre" Lamont Dalyrimple aka KD now (born April 4, 1974), Brian "Bri" Augustus Dalyrimple (born December 14, 1975), and Jason "Jase" Oliver Dalyrimple aka Jase4real now (born May 10, 1980). The group were best known in the mid-nineties for their gold-certified singles Candy Rain (song) and "Every Little Thing I Do" off their platinum selling album Candy Rain.
Formed in 1992, Soul for Real signed with Uptown Records and released their debut album Candy Rain on March 28, 1995. Produced by Heavy D, Candy Rain's first single was the album's title track. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 chart. Their second single, "Every Little Thing I Do", reached #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #17 on the Hot 100 chart.
Soul for Real's second album, For Life, was produced by Sean Combs and released on September 24, 1996. The album peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200, and the album's second single "Love You So" peaked at #64 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1997. Staying under Heavy D's tutelage, the group moved to independent label Chrome Dome Records for their third album, Heat. After a distribution deal with Tommy Boy Music fell through, Warlock Records took over distribution and released the album on May 18, 1999. The album failed to chart. One single, "Can't Wait" was released on May 1, 1999.
In 2003, the group formed the label Aljoba Music Group (AMG).
In 2007, Soul For Real began to work on their fourth studio album tentatively entitled The Unknown. The first single "One Man" (featuring Jadakiss) was released later that year. Later that year, they released an EP titled Summertime.
In 2009, Brian Dalyrimple was indicted on 145 counts of aggravated identity fraud. The other three brothers, KD (Andre), Jason "Jase" Oliver and Choc (Chris) remained as members of the group and continued on as Soul For Real.
In 2012, they announced that they were in the studio working on their fourth studio album, and have revealed the album title to be The Evolution: Journey. The album's lead single is "Can't Leave U Alone."
|Year||Album||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|TBA||The Evolution: Journey
|U.S. Hot||U.S. R&B|
|1995||"Candy Rain"||2||1||Candy Rain|
|"Every Little Thing I Do"||17||11|
|"If You Want It"||-||53|
|1996||"Never Felt This Way"||-||-||For Life...|
|1997||"Love You So"||-||64|
|2007||"One Man" (featuring Jadakiss)||-||-||The Evolution: Journey|
|2012||"Can’t Leave U Alone" (featuring Amanda Dalyrimple)||-||-|
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