Soul for Real

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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
Years active 1992–present
Labels Uptown Records (1994-1997)
Chrome Dome/Warlock (1999)
Aljoba Music Group (2003-2008)
Imperial Ent. LLC.(2009-present)
Members Jason aka Jase
Brian aka Bri
Andre aka Dre/KD
Christopher 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 aka Choc (born April 30, 1973), Andre aka Dre/KD (born April 4, 1974), Brian aka Bri (born December 14, 1975), and Jason Dalyrimple aka Jase (born May 10, 1980). The group is best known for its three albums and various singles released in the 1990s, they were also compared to big groups such as The Jackson 5.


Formed in 1992, Soul for Real signed with Uptown Records and released their debut album Candy Rain on March 28, 1995.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[3][4] 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.[5] One single, "Can't Wait" was released on May 1, 1999.[6]

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.[7] Later that year, they released an EP titled Summertime.

In 2009, Brian Dalyrimple was indicted on 145 counts of aggravated identity fraud.[8] 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.[9] The album's lead single is "Can't Leave U Alone."[10]

Jase's Solo Career[edit]

Lead singer of the platinum selling R&B quartet, Soul For Real, is still going strong[citation needed] as he prepares to release his new solo album titled "THE CHASE". The album is described as having a clever, hood-sexy sound with songs that are ultimately about love and life; it's a true display of mature urban music with crossover appeal.

In 2005, Jase and his brothers relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from Long Island, New York. He will always call New York home but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he's been focused on writing, recording, and producing his music.

In 2007 Jase opened up his own production company JASEMAKERMUSIC LLC. where he produces, films, photographs, records, etc. music and videos for independent and major artists of any genre including himself.

In 2009, he released his first solo album titled "Emerged" with two supporting singles named "Get More (2009)" and "It's Calling Me (2010)".

In 2012, he released his 2nd solo album titled "The Preface" under the name Jason "Jase" Oliver and the album was supported by three singles, "The 1 (2012)", "Krazy (2012)" and "Catch 22 (2013)" with music videos included.

In 2014, Jase released his first single titled "Ws' Up (2014)" off his upcoming album "The Chase" and opened a new label named BEA MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LLC., where he'll be signing artists and releasing new music onto it.

In May 2015, he released a second single titled "Get Scrilla (2015)". That same year in September, Jase released a promotional video for his song "She Bangn' " off of "The Chase". Recently, Jase has released three promotional songs on his YouTube channel titled " IJTW (It's Just The Way), "She Freaky (I Can Tell)" & "Gravitation".

Jase's Discography[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
2010 Emerged
  • Released: September 30, 2010
  • Label: Jasemakermusic LLC.
- -
2012 The Preface
  • Released: December 19, 2012
  • Label: Jasemakermusic LLC.
- -
TBA The Chase
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Bea Music Ent./Jasemakermusic LLC.



Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 Candy Rain
  • Released: March 28, 1995
  • Label: Uptown / MCA
23 5
1996 For Life
  • Released: September 24, 1996
  • Label: Uptown / Universal
119 29
1999 Heat
  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Label: Chrome Dome / Warlock Records
TBA The Evolution: Journey
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Imperial Ent.


Year Single Chart positions[3] Album
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
1999 "Can't Wait" - - Heat
2007 "One Man" (featuring Jadakiss) - - The Evolution: Journey
2012 "Can’t Leave U Alone" (featuring Amanda Dalyrimple) - -


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Soul for Real: Artist Bio". Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Soul for Real Discography: Candy Rain". Retrieved 2009-03-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Soul for Real: Artist Chart History". Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Soul for Real Discography: For Life". Retrieved 2009-03-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Soul for Real Discography: Heat". Retrieved 2009-03-20. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Can't Wait: Music". Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  7. ^ Richburg, Chris (2007-07-25). "Soul For Real: Perfect Independent Timing". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  8. ^ "Soul For Real Members Arrested for Identity Theft". Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  9. ^ "Black Music Month Interview Series: R&B Group Soul For Real Returns & Speak to UB – | Urban Entertainment E-Zine". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  10. ^ "New Music: Soul For Real is Back with the Hot New Ballad "Can’t Leave U Alone" – | Urban Entertainment E-Zine". Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  11. ^ "Soul for Real Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 1-5-2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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