Tag: after 7

  • Jheri Curl June: El DeBarge’s “Real Love”

    The last week of Jheri Curl June is always a story of decline, and this year’s is no exception: like yesterday’s song by After 7, today’s closing track is more New Jack Swing with a residual curl than it is JCM proper. Hell, El DeBarge even appeared on the cover of its parent album,¬†Gemini, with…

  • Jheri Curl June: After 7’s “In the Heat of the Moment”

    After 7 were formed in 1988, just in time to partake in Jheri Curl Music’s swan song before the genre gave way to the emerging New Jack Swing style. The group consisted of Kevon and Melvin Edmonds–brothers of singer, songwriter, and¬†Jheri Curl June inductee Babyface–as well as Keith Mitchell, who was (incorrectly) rumored to be…