The success of the Natural Progressions CD also opened doors for the brothers as they were introduced to Clarence Avant, who gave them their first opportunity at producing an artist on the well established label, Tabu Records. This lead to many other opportunities at producing well established artist such as the late Grover Washington Jr (Next Exit) “Take Five-Take Another Five”, Lelah Hathaway, Cherrelle, and War just to mention a few. They were also fortunate enough to write, arrange, and produce the original theme song for the motion picture “Original Gangstas” an Orion film produced by Fred Williamson. Additionally, the Bolden Brothers hooked up with the Michael Douglas’ record company to produce one of his artist, “Y-T Style”, an R&B quartet out of Cleveland, Ohio. One of their hits, 12-15-22-5 (LOVE), was fortunate enough to be place in another major film entitled “Losing Isaiah”, which featured Oscar winners Jessica Lange and Halle Berry and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Having fined tuned their chops the Bold New brothers decided that it was time for them to feature something really special. “Let’s give them something that’s been missing from the market for a long time”. Hence, J. Dee: writer, producer, arranger, and saxophonist. This would be J. Dee’s first solo project title, “Tippin on the Edge of Funk”. With a heavy mix of funk, jazz, R&B, as well as Latin rhythms, this project is sure to take the listening audience by storm.