Friday, May 30, 2014


If you came up in the '90s and listened to R&B, there was one debate that never died: Dru Hill vs. 112 vs. Jagged Edge.
And while that dissension still leaves the VIBE office divided, only one of the three legendary troupes that soundtracked the late '90s and early 2000s—J.E.—is making its return nearly two decades after its arrival on the music scene.
The Atlanta quartet—brothers Brandon and Brian Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo—earned a beloved spot in modern R&B with soulful ballads like 1998’s “I Gotta Be” and the perennial wedding favorite, 2000’s “Let’s Get Married.” Now, three years after its last studio release The Remedy, Jagged Edge debuts its single “Hope” just in time for June’s Black Music Month.
Co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox, “Hope” serves as the lead in to the group’s upcoming J.E. Heartbreak Too album (slated for a fall 2014 release) and new label deal, which finds the men reunited with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri. Jagged Edge spoke to VIBE about the uplifting track and embarking on its next chapter. —Sowmya Krishnamurthy (via

"SINGLE MOTHERS". We realize that the message of hope can touch many people from many different points of view but HOPE as it relates to this song is all about putting your trust, faith and Hope back in your relationship as a Single Mother. We're calling you to be part of the JE lyric video Real simple: tell us, what does #HOPE mean to you and what do you hope for? Post a photo or video with your answer on Facebook or Instagram with hashtags #JEHOPE and #JEHeartbreak2 by June 3rd and get the chance to be in their lyric video. @sosodef

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