The untold truth about recording group I.N.T.R.O. and members
I was an A&R at Atlantic records from 1991-1999. When I first heard INTRO at Atlantic records I knew we had a good thing. These guys were so humble and ready to put in the work. I was one of the A&R on the project, and spent many hours in the studio watching these guys collectively put lyrics together. Although Kenny was the primary writer, Jeff and Buddy had a big piece in putting songs and especially subject matters to the song. These guys knew what they wanted. Jeff who was already connected to the streets was already ahead of the game. It was him who wanted the sound of Intro to go in the direction it went. Remember Kenny was in to HOUSE MUSIC, but Jeff quickly changed that and said “WE ARE HIP HOP, and We will do something no group is really doing" Singing on hip hop samples. It worked, and with the songs like "LOVE THANG", and "LET ME BE THE ONE", even the song from there 2nd Album “FUNNY HOW TIME FLIES" made it to 50 cent who currently has a song out using INTRO's music and vocals.
The recording group I.N.T.R.O. is and will always be one of the slept on groups of all time. These guys collectively are some of the most talented guys you'll ever meet. Jeff Sanders son of a pastor, quit, but very business orient. His strong personality fights for the group. His strong tenor notes laced all songs with perfection, and always misunderstood when people think they know him. Clinton “Buddy" Wike who is laid back, quit, and talented as well, sang the bottom more deeper notes to give it depth. Buddy along with Jeff and Kenny all are great writers and arrangers. Buddy also played the piano as Jeff did drum programming and engineering. Kenny was a hell of a writer, and arranger who often asked Jeff and Buddy for vocal parts when recording. All these thing collectively made INTRO. One thing you guys have wrong is Jeff Sanders Started the group, as Buddy sang for him. Buddy knew Kenny from the Army, and he and Jeff brought Kenny to NY. Jeff was and is a growing force when it comes to business. One thing Jeff is, misunderstood, and he is ok with that as he mentioned many times.
Look I’m not in the business of taking sides but you guys are just fans and I helped make these guys who they are as an A&R. Once again Jeff never did sing a low note or a deep note as some fans mentioned. He's a tenor, and a very good one. All the pretty notes, it's him. Buddy did sing the bottom deep notes but he can sing as well. The live Ribbon in the sky performance is Jeff singing the vamp out with Kenny. Jeff also visited Kenny Green in the hospital 2-3 times, but couldn't handle it due to loosing 2 brothers not long before. Fans look, until you know these guys personally, your words are being hurtful. These guys don't run there myspace pages, these guys don't have the time to even do so. All you all can do is gossip, but not know there struggles. It's a shame how FANS think they know, but truly DON'T. Once again FANS you all got it WRONG. All members of INTRO were and is equally talented vocally and producing wise. I think some of the women clearly are upset for the wrong reasons.
Also to neither make this clear to ALL OF YOU, The group respected Kenny Greene wishes to not talk about his situation nor entertain what people expect the guys to do. Kenny said, the industry didn't really care about him, so why should he want them to care about him when he's gone. You all should reflect and say to your selves, do we really know these guys? Not everyone can talk about Kenny's situation as you won’t them to, and that is none of your business to know. It's Jeff, Buddy, and was Kenny's business. Intro's Business. These guys are putting that behind them and planning on moving forward with the group as directed and expected. There may never be another Kenny Greene, but there will always be an INTRO...