I SEE U, Episode 12: Band of (Rhythm and Blues) Brothers

Legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, take us on a musical journey of their past, present and hit-making future


Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Photo: Marselle Washington)
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Photo: Marselle Washington)


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Grammy-award winning mega-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis admit to I SEE U that they have nothing to prove and yet, so much to say. Although the duo had been working together for over 35 years — writing and producing hits for other artists, they’ve finally released a studio album with their own marquee. ‘Jam and Lewis: Vol 1,’ showcases top-charting vocalists like Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Boyz II Men and The Sounds of Blackness. The iconic producers reveal to host Eddie Robinson how White club owners in the ’70s shunned them from performing at venues in Minneapolis; how cultures clashed during recording sessions with English synth-pop group, The Human League; why a Janet Jackson reunion will be delayed; and what happened that made Terry Lewis almost walk away from the music industry entirely.

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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