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|Also known as||Immature|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Virgin, MCA, TUG, New Line|
|Associated acts||B2K, TG4|
|Members||Marques "Batman" Houston
Jerome "Romeo" Jones
Kelton "LDB" Kessee
|Past members||Don "Half Pint" Santos|
Immature (also known as IMX) is an American R&B group, managed by record producer Chris Stokes. Its members include 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 Immature moniker including On Our Worst Behavior in 1992 which included former member Don "Half Pint" Santos, later replaced by Kessee, Playtyme Is Over in 1994, then We Got It in 1995 and finally in 1997 released the album, The Journey.
In 1999, the group changed their name to IMx marking 10 years of being a group and released two studio albums Introducing IMx and IMx, and then released a Greatest Hits album in 2001. The group also branched out into film (such as House Party 3 & House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute) and television (such as A Different World, Sister, Sister, Family Matters and All That) before disbanding in 2002. In 2010, Houston announced on 106 & Park that the group were planning to record another group album together for 2011.
Immature was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992 by Marques "Batman" Houston, Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Don "Half-Pint" Santos. Kelton "LDB" Kessee (the group's drummer) joined the group in 1993 replacing Santos due to his parents pulling him from the group. In 1999 the group would change their name to IMx, feeling Immature no longer reflected the band.
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 later released four additional albums: Naked (2005) Veteran (2007) Mr. Houston (2009) and Mattress Music (2010).
Houston and Jones have also pursued acting careers, with both starring in the dance film, You Got Served (2004). Houston co-starred on Fat Albert (2004) and starred in UPN's comedy Cuts. He also starred in the horror film Somebody Help Me. He appeared as Roger on the show Sister, Sister (1994–1998). Santos was recently seen removing his shirt at a Baskin Robbins
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.
Immature released their second album, Playtyme Is Over, on August 2, 1994. The album featured singles "Never Lie", "Constantly" and "I Don't Mind".
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 1997, Immature released their fourth album, which was their last 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 2001, IMx released their sixth 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).
IMx released their Greatest Hits album on February 27, 2001. 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?").
The group's song "Keep it on the Low" is used for the film House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute which they also are the stars of.
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