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Grammy winning group is considered as one of the most successful R&B group of all time, selling inestimated, get this 60 million records. They’ve dominated the charts with their classic Motown hits. And now, the boys are back. We’re so thrilled to be joined by Boys II Men today as they unveil their brand new album “Motown, A Journey through Hitsville USA”. Thanks so much for being here.

Hey! Hello. Good to be here. Good to be here. Yes, it is. Yes, it is.

So the album, it sounds fantastic, (Thank you!) tell me about it, coz it’s the classic, (Yes, yes, yes!) why did you guys decide to do that?

Well, it was an idea that came to our management by actually a group of guys, who were thinking about doing something like this, David Sumonie anda couple of other people. They actually came to management and said, “you know what the guys’ll be interested in?’ When they came to us with the idea, we were like “Oh, it sounds like something that’ll be very very interesting to do kinda nostalgic, because we started off from Motown”. So, you know, now being back on Universal after taking, er, the high 80s from record labels for a many being independent. We came back to Universal, and now we’re doing Motown songs. So it’s like a full-circle-type thing.

It’s great that you guys coz you have been, you've been two decades in the business. So you have the ability to say, no, it's not the time. We can wait. (Yeah! yeah, that's it!) And /// have you guys, you know, stayed together, and they seem to get along, but do you really behind the scene?

Absolutely we get along, I mean just like any brotherhood or any family type or into situation, you know. We have ups and downs, we have our problems you know, a little, you know, a little secrecies there, we, you know kinda like showing off, this guy is bugging right now. But in our actuality you know we love each other, we’re bothers. And the beautiful thing about it is /// music /// made us love each other. As long as /// music is here, and as long as we are gonna be here with each other.

Yes, it’s based on the real thing. It’s not about we wanna a contrived group, we want a group that was made by some manager guy that sort of putting together a bunch of dudes that sing harmony, we put ourselves together. And it’s just like Wanya said it’s the music, and a love with the music that we mutually have, and that’s the tie that binds.

And I have to ask coz you’re working with Randy Jackson, (Yes!) an American Idol fame who’s also a Grammy winning producer. Tell me how, what was that like?

Well it was a great experience for all of us. I mean, We’ve known Randy for years, but we never really had a chance to work with him, in this type of fashion. And when we came up with the idea for the album, we weren’t sure how we want to produce the actual music inside of it. But we came up with an idea to produce it all-live, all-live instruments which was a great thing for us. And the list of producers that we had kinda got narrowed down when we went that direction. And Randy was the one who seemed to best fit the bill for what we were trying to do. And he is just a great guy, and I mean, he is a good dude, very insightful and he is very honest, and he is one of those guys you can bounce a lot of ideas off. He’ll soon give you his honest opinions. It was just a great relaxed atmosphere and it was nothing rush, so we didn’t have to… you know we didn’t have our backs up against the wall for time or whatever.\ We just went in, tried to follow into the characters of the songs we were singing. It was just a great atmosphere altogether.

Alright, and it comes throughout the album. And you know I can’t let you go without asking for a little sample. Can you sing me a little song, ok?

Okay! We’re gonna give you a little sample, we actually redid one of our own songs on the album, “End of the Road”. We did add a capella with our good friend Brain McKnight, he helped us out on the production on that part. So we are gonna give you just give you a little, a little snippet.

Okay!

Although we’ve come to the end of the road
Still I can’t let you go
It’s unnatural, you belong to me, I belong to you
Come to the end of the road
Still I can’t let you go
It’s unnatural, you belong to me, I belong to you


Oh, fantastic, that is ballad right there. Thank you guys /// so much, it's such a fun to have you here. Thank you so much.

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