In the midst of this new era, music groups are an ever dying concept–the industry has reached a point in which it is in dire need of a group to revive it. SFR formally known as Soul For Real is just what it needs to bridge the gap. A platinum-selling R&B quartet, the group consists of four brothers Christopher (aka Choc born April 30, 1973), Andre (aka Dre/KD born April 4, 1974), Brian (aka Bri born December 14, 1975), and Jason Dalyrimple (aka Jase born May 10, 1980). The brothers from Wheatley Heights, New York, first formed in the 90s, but now reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
Today the guys are back and they are bringing the heat–they combine the best of old school R&B with a new aged twist. They have recently shot a video for their up and coming new single “Love Again,” which will be available on iTunes and on their new EP. It has been rumored that SFR will also be sharing a special inside look at their lives on a new reality TV show.
Coming from humble beginnings, they fought to make it into the limelight, but their time there seemed to be short-lived. The guys spent many hours singing in their church choir before being discovered after a winning performance on the legendary Showtime at the Apollo.
Sighting the group’s potential, Uptown Records signed Soul for Real in 1994. Their best known single and debut album Candy Rain hit #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 chart. Their second single, “Every Little Thing I Do,” reached #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #17 on the Hot 100 chart. Soul for Real toured the world working with producers such as Heavy D and Sean “Puffy” Combs. Their third album “Heat” was produced and released in 1999.
Re-emerging in 2007, Soul for Real began work on their fourth album entitled “The Unknown” and later that year released their single “One Man” featuring Jadakiss. Though they have been out of the public eye for many years, the brothers have continued to work on their craft.
After enduring a trying season, SFR announced that they were back in the studio working on new material that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If by chance you missed out in the 90’s you won’t want to miss them now.