Three Chicago creatives with deep roots in the city’s R&B scene have announced their intention to join forces.
R&B singers Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, and Dave Hollister aim to form “The Chi,” an R&B group, the trio announced last week on their Instagram accounts.
“The music … the voices finally coming together to give your ears and hearts what you’ve been waiting for,” said Hollister, who is most known for his time with ’90s R&B group Blackstreet and his gold-selling album “Chicago ’85 ... The Movie.” “We started talking about this in 2009 and now the time has finally come. … Brothas, I count it as an honor and privilege to Rep home with you both! LETS GO!”
Jones, known for hits singles “Where I Wanna Be,” and “U Know What’s Up,” echoes Hollister’s sentiments in his own Instagram post, saying: “Yesssss it’s happening! The level of music and songwriting will be impeccable and you already know the voices! It’s only right for us to come together and represent Chicago and R&B to the fullest.”
Thomas has platinum and gold albums with Bad Boy Entertainment, featuring the singles “I Wish,” “Summer Rain” and “Emotional,” a duet with Faith Evans.