R.I.P. Edgar “Gemini” Porter of the popular duo Men At Large | SoulTracks -  Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

The music industry is mourning the loss of singer Edgar “Gemini” Porter of the R&B duo Men At Large. Without question, Men At Large was one of the most beloved acts of the 1990s. Discovered by the late Gerald Levert, the Cleveland-based duo was formed by David Tolliver and Jason Champion. With Gerald Levert’s assistance they signed a recording contract with EastWest Records and released their self titled debut album in 1992. The album featured the top ten single “Use Me”, and the duo, named humorously for the plus size of its members, was on its way. Men At Large released their sophomore effort “One Size Fits All” two years later. The album featured their signature song “So Alone”, which became a huge pop and R&B hit. Men At Large’s recording success faded in the late 1990s, and the duo disbanded. Champion went on to successfully record gospel music, but reformed the group with Porter, finding success in 2016 with the single “Date Night.” It lead to live performances by the duo over the next few years. Porter didn’t see the biggest years of Men At Large up close, but he was part of one of the most surprising and pleasing comebacks of the past few years. May he rest in peace.