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IMx, formerly known as Immature, was an American R&B group, managed by record producer Chris Stokes. Its members included Marques "Batman" Houston (born August 4, 1981), Jerome "Romeo" Jones (born October 25, 1981), and Kelton "LDB" Kessee (born January 2, 1981), all natives of Los Angeles, California, where the group was formed. The group released four albums under the name Immature: On Our Worst Behavior (1992) (which included former member Don "Half Pint" Santos, later replaced by Kessee), Playtyme Is Over (1994), We Got It (1995) and The Journey (1997). In 1999, the group underwent a name change and continued on to release two albums under the name IMx: Introducing IMx (1999) and IMx (2001) and released the Greatist Hits album in 2001. The group
also branched out into film (such as House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute) and television (such as A Different World) before disbanding in 2002.
In 1992, Immature was formed in Los Angeles, California. The original members were Marques "Batman" Houston, Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Don "Half-Pint" Santos.
Santos was eventually replaced by Kelton "LDB" Kessee (the group's drummer) in 1993 due to personal reasons. Kessee remained a full-time member of the group.
Immature eventually felt that their band name was no longer a fitting description to describe them as people or musicians. In 1999, they changed their name to IMx.
In 2002, the group disbanded. Houston and Jones (under the name Young Rome
) began solo careers, while Kessee continued his work as a record producer
. Houston became the first former member to release a solo album, MH
, in 2003. Jones followed suit with the release of his debut solo album in 2004, entitled Food for Thought
. Houston continued on to release two more albums: Naked
(2005) and Veteran
Houston and Jones have also pursued acting careers, with both starring in the dance film, You Got Served (2004) and Houston starring in UPN's comedy Cuts and the horror film Somebody Help Me (2007).
On Our Worst Behavior
In 1992, Immature released their debut album, On Our Worst Behavior
, on September 22
. The album featured singles "Da Munchies", "I Wanna Know U That Way" and "Tear It Up (On Our Worst Behavior)" (which also appeared on the soundtrack for the animated film Bébé's Kids
, in which Houston provided his voice for the character Khalil).
Although the album failed to make it onto any of Billboard's charts, their song "Tear It Up (On Our Worst Behavior)" managed to make it onto Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at number 39.
Playtyme Is Over
In 1994, Immature released their second album, Playtyme Is Over
on August 2
. The album featured singles "Never Lie", "Constantly" and "I Don't Mind".
In the United States, Playtyme Is Over peaked at number 88 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 26 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
We Got It
In 1995, Immature released their third album, We Got It
. The album featured singles "We Got It", "Lover's Groove" and "Please Don't Go".
In the United States, We Got It peaked at number 76 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 14 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In 1997, Immature released their fourth and final album (under the name Immature), The Journey. The album featured singles "I'm Not a Fool", "Give Up The Ghost" (featuring Bizzy Bone) and "Extra, Extra" (written by Keith Sweat).
In the United States, The Journey peaked at number 92 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 20 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In 1999, Immature changed their name to IMx and released their fifth album, Introducing IMx
. The album featured singles "Stay the Night", "Keep It On the Low" and "In & Out of Love".
In the United States, Introducing IMx peaked at number 101 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 31 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In 2001, IMx released their sixth, and final, album, IMx
on August 21
. The album featured singles "First Time", "Beautiful (You Are)", "Clap Your Hands Pt. 1" and "Ain't No Need" (which also appeared on the soundtrack
for the film The Adventures of Pluto Nash
In the United States, IMx peaked at number 126 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 26 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
IMx released their Greatest Hits
album on February 27
. The album featured all of the popular singles that Immature/IMx had released in the past 9 years and included several remixes of the original versions and songs that they had made guest appearances on (such as R&B singer Monteco's song "Is It Me?").
Immature collaborated with comedy actor Kel Mitchell in the hit song "Watch Me Do My Thing", which was featured on the soundtrack of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy, All That.