Jodeci May Return With Gospel

Jodeci may return to the music scene with a gospel album, says K-Ci Hailey, but not before the year 2000.

Jodeci member K-Ci, who, along with his brother JoJo is enjoying success as a duo, told "The Washington Post" over the weekend that their next project will be another K-Ci and JoJo album, but a long awaited Jodeci record will follow. Jodeci's last effort was 1995's "The Show, the After Party, the Hotel."

The band is made up of two sets of brothers: the Haileys and Dalvin and DeVante Swing (aka Dalvin and Donald DeGrate). Jodeci is short for JoJo, DeVante/DeGrate and K-Ci. They began their singing careers in church choirs, but eventually morphed into 'bad-boy' R&B.

Jodeci was put on ice as the Hailey brothers debuted as a duo last year with "Love Always," which is now approaching triple platinum propelled by the success of the single "All My Life."

"The Post" also reported that Steven Spielberg called the Haileys requesting they do the theme song for an upcoming

animated movie. The film wasn't named, but there's a good chance it's Dreamworks/SKG's "Prince of Egypt" due around Thanksgiving. An "inspired by" CD already hosts Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Wynona, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Faith Hill.