K-CI & JOJO…COME CLEAN is a nine-episode docu-series that follows the lives of two international R&B superstars and original members of the chart-topping R&B group Jodeci. In an attempt to save their lives and careers, brothers Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey and Joel “JoJo” Hailey have agreed to live together for the first time in over a decade. Fighting their shared demon, alcoholism, the singing duo endure radical medical treatments, physical training, as well as medical and spiritual therapy to help them stay sober. Each day they learn to come to terms with the ever-present temptations that go hand-in-hand with their fame and fortune.
By any means necessary, K-Ci & JoJo are determined to reclaim their honor and respect in the music game. The only thing more important than regaining their celebrity status is the preservation of their own lives.
From their outpatient rehab, to emotional therapy sessions, to the North Carolina roots where their musical lives began, every aspect of their lives is examined and explored. K-Ci & JoJo must also face the realities of a post-recession, digital music industry while trying to fight against a fate worse than death… becoming musical “has-beens”.
Raw and real, Come Clean is an emotional roller coaster that affirms the amazing power of the human mind, faith, and love. Watch the fascinating, triumphant return of the group that is credited with saving the R&B music genre. Back stronger and better than ever, this is K-CI & JOJO…COME CLEAN.
Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey was born September 2, 1969 and Joel “JoJo” Hailey was born June 10, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The sons of gospel singers, they were raised in a strictly religious household. The brothers grew up hearing the classic gospel sounds of Shirley Caesar, Sam Cooke, and the Winans, but also absorbed influences from soul vocalists such as Bobby Womack and Donny Hathaway. They performed together with their father in a group called Little Cedric & The Hailey Singers and by the time the brothers had reached their teenage years, the group had already recorded three gospel albums. As with so many other acts in the history of R&B, the brothers’ musical style was based in gospel and their intricately layered yet explosive vocal harmonies were already nearly perfected when they entered the secular music business.
After the Hailey brothers met and befriended the DeGrate brothers (DeVante and Dalvin) the guys began recording songs together and journeyed to New York to shop their demo tapes. That led to the formation of JoDeCi but despite the group’s successful hits and platinum albums, they split in 1996.
K-Ci & JoJo continued to pursue their love for music and in 1997 released their debut album, Love Always. Its sales in the weeks after its launch were modest and its first two singles You Bring Me Upand Last Night’s Letter scored well among urban audiences but failed to match Jodeci’s pop success. However, the third single, All My Life, a song written by JoJo and addressed to his seven-year-old daughter, launched the album into multiplatinum sales and pop music history. The song premiered on a Honolulu radio station, and spread rapidly through the playlists of both urban and pop radio outlets. A romantic ballad that became the theme song for countless couples, the song tied a record set by the Beatles in 1966 by leaping from Number Fifteen to the top slot in successive pop charts. Love Always eventually topped the three-million sales mark.
K-Ci & JoJo released three additional albums, It’s Real (1999), X (2000) and Emotional (2002). Since their last album, the Hailey brothers have suffered from the pressures of fame, fallen victim to addictions and lost almost everything. Fans have always wondered what happened. Finally, K-Ci & JoJo have decided to Come Clean.