Saturday, May 23, 2009

Imajin

Imajin was an R&B boy band from the 90s that originally consisted of members Jamal Hampton, Talib Kareem, John Fitch and Olamide Faison (the younger brother of "Scrubs" star Donald Faison).

The group was put together by record producer Bert Price. Jamal would later be replaced by singer Tony Roster.


In 1998, Imajin released their debut single, "Shorty (You Keep Playin' With My Mind)" featuring rapper Keith Murray, which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #20 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The song also peaked at #22 on the U.K. Singles chart.

A year later in 1999, the group released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #44 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
The group's second single, "No Doubt" peaked at #72 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Flava" failed to chart. Imajin were featured on rapper Baby DC's single, "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll."

After that, it seemed that the group faded into obscurity.

From 2003 to about 2009, Olamide starred as Miles Robinson on the popular children's television show "Sesame Street." These days, he appears to still be playing music, playing the acoustic guitar. He was also the ex-boyfrined of Natalie Nunn (from the "Bad Girls Club").

Jamal Hampton appears to still be active in the music business, now going under the name "J-Starr." Talib Kareem (now going under the name "Taaz Kareem") became a music producer.

Tony Roster is still active in the music business as a drummer, performing with various artists such as Joe Jonas, En Vogue and Jay-Z.

To see the music video for "Shorty (You Keep Playin' With My Mind)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c4mWbMH9Fc

To see the music video for "No Doubt," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RmkEGmi4Io

To see the music video for "Flava," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCPJFSdAOcw


[updated on 04\07\2016]

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