Engineers: Mark Partis, Paul Logus, Dennis Mitchell.
Recorded at Hit Factory Times Square and Sound Works, New York; Quantum Sound Studios, Jersey City, New Jersey.
All songs written or co-written by Devante Swing.
Personnel: Dalvin DeGrate, DeVante Swing, Al B. Sure! (programming).
Audio Mixers: Al B. Sure!; Mick Guzauski.
Recording information: Hit Factory Times Square; Quantum Sound Studios, Jersey City, NJ; Sound Works, New York, NY.
A pair of brother acts combined forces to form Jodeci, a singing group with one foot in the future and the other squarely in the past. Dalvin and Devante Swing DeGrate teamed with JoJo and K-Ci Hailey for a debut album that mixed vintage soul singing with new jack production and bravado. But it wasn't the hip-hop-flavored songs that earned them popularity; instead, urban contemporary audiences embraced the love tunes "Come and Talk to Me" and the title track, signaling the beginnings of a move away from new jack swing that became a full-fledged retreat. ~ Ron Wynn
Entertainment Weekly (11/15/91) - "...the smoothest soul sound around... a forceful and assured debut...." - rating: A-