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Dru Hill
The cover to Dru Hill's 2002 LP, Dru World Order. From left to right: Jazz, Scola, Sisqó, Nokio, and Woody.
The cover to Dru Hill's 2002 LP, Dru World Order. From left to right: Jazz, Scola, Sisqó, Nokio, and Woody.
Background information
Origin Baltimore, Maryland USA
Genre(s) R&B
Years active 1992-present
Label(s) Dragon Music Group
Associated acts Mýa
Members
Sisqó (Mark Andrews)
Jazz (Larry Anthony, Jr.)
Nokio (Tamir Ruffin)
Tao
Former members
Woody (James Green)
Scola (Rufus Waller)

Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included R&B, soul, and gospel music. Founded in Baltimore, Maryland and active since 1992, Dru Hill recorded seven Top 40 hits, and is best known for the R&B #1 hits "In My Bed", "Never Make a Promise", and "How Deep is Your Love". Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin was the group's founder and leader; his bandmates included main lead singer Mark "Sisqó" Andrews, Larry "Jazz" Anthony, and James "Woody Rock" Green. Signing to Island Records through Haqq Islam's University Records imprint, Dru Hill released two successful LPs before separating for a period from late 1999 to 2002, during which time Sisqó and Woody released solo albums. While Woody's Soul Music LP was a moderate success in the gospel music industry, Sisqó's Unleash the Dragon LP and its hit single "Thong Song" were major pop successes, and established Sisqó as a household name outside of Dru Hill. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links The cover to Dru Hills 2002 LP Dru World Order This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Dru World Order is the third album by American R&B group Dru Hill, released in late 2002 (see 2002 in music) on Def Jam Recordings Def Soul imprint. ... Jazz (born Larry Anthony, Jr. ... Not to be confused with Sisko. ... Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin, January 21, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. ... Woody Rock (born James Green on September 10, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American gospel and R&B singer. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979) is an American R&B singer, dancer, and actress. ... Not to be confused with Sisko. ... Jazz (born Larry Anthony, Jr. ... Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin, January 21, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. ... Woody Rock (born James Green on September 10, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American gospel and R&B singer. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin, January 21, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. ... Not to be confused with Sisko. ... Jazz (born Larry Anthony, Jr. ... Woody Rock (born James Green on September 10, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American gospel and R&B singer. ... Island Records is a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. ... Unleash the Dragon was the first solo album by R&B singer Sisqó of Dru Hill, released in November 1999 on Def Soul Records. ... Thong Song is a 2000 song recorded by Sisqó of Dru Hill for the Def Soul label. ...


In 2002, by then part of the Def Soul record label, the group reunited and added fifth member Rufus "Scola" Waller to the lineup for their third LP, Dru World Order. Def Jam Recordings, commonly referred to as Def Jam Records or just Def Jam is an United States based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... Dru World Order is the third album by American R&B group Dru Hill, released in late 2002 (see 2002 in music) on Def Jam Recordings Def Soul imprint. ...

Contents

History

Formation

All four original members of Dru Hill were natives of Baltimore, Maryland. Mark Andrews and James Green met each other in middle school, and both later became acquaintances of Tamir Ruffin when all three began pursuing careers in the music industry. Ruffin, nicknamed "Nokio" (an acronym for "Nasty on Key in Octave") enlisted Andrews and Green (whose respective nicknames of "Sisqó" and "Woody" came from their childhood) to form a singing group. The trio added Larry "Jazz" Anthony, an opera student, to complete their lineup. The group was named after Druid Hill Park, a popular park on the West side of Baltimore, the name of which is pronounced "Dru Hill" in the local accent. Baltimore redirects here. ... // Middle school serves as a bridge between the Elementary School and the High School. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre park in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


The quartet made a name for itself by getting jobs at a local fudge factory, "The Fudgery," at the Inner Harbor, where they sang to entertain guests while making the candy. Most of their early repertoire was made up of gospel music; the group eventually switched to the more commercially viable genre of R&B. For other uses, see Fudge (disambiguation). ... The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ...


Big break and Dru Hill

Dru Hill's 1996 eponymous debut, Dru Hill.
Dru Hill's 1996 eponymous debut, Dru Hill.

Dru Hill's big break came in 1996, when manager Haqq Islam arranged for them to perform at the Impact Convention in May. The group was signed to Island Records's "Island Black" division shortly afterward through a production deal with Islam's University Music, and immediately began recording their debut album. The self-titled Dru Hill album was released on November 19, 1996, and became a gold-selling album. The group's first single, "Tell Me", was featured on the soundtrack to the Whoopi Goldberg film Eddie, and was a Top 5 R&B hit in the United States. Image File history File links Druhill-1996. ... Image File history File links Druhill-1996. ... Dru Hill is the 1996 debut album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ... he is the best in the world, some call him the junior jose, special 1 version 2 ... Island Records is a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. ... Dru Hill is the 1996 debut album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ...


Stylistically, Dru Hill was the middle-ground between the smooth, gentlemen-like Boyz II Men and the self-proclaimed "bad boys of R&B", Jodeci. Dru Hill received a lot of criticism, especially from the members of Jodeci, for what was perceived was a direct appropriation of Jodeci's style, particularly in frontman Sisqó's K-Ci Hailey-esque lead vocals. Other major influences for the group included Stevie Wonder and 1980s boy band New Edition. Boyz II Men is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Jodeci is an American musical group, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ... K-Ci (born Cedric Hailey on September 2, 1969 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an African-American R&B/soul singer and songwriter, one-half of the duo K-Ci and JoJo and one-quarter of the R&B quartet Jodeci. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Boyband redirects here. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ...


Both the group themselves and songwriters/producers such as Daryl Simmons and Keith Sweat wrote the songs for the Dru Hill album, with the group themselves writing the single "5 Steps". Nokio also did some co-production, and would become the group's main producer by 1998. A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Keith Crier (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), better known as Keith Sweat, is an American R&B/soul, singer-songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ...


All four members took turns singing lead, with Sisqó making the biggest impression on audiences with his dancing style, David Ruffin-styled emoting, and bleached-blond hair. The Sisqó-led "In My Bed" was the group's first Top 5 pop hit and first #1 R&B hit. Jazz took the lead on the third single, "Never Make a Promise", which became a second #1 R&B hit. "Never Make a Promise"'s music video starred Michelle Thomas as Jazz's girlfriend, and was noted for its message against child molestation. David Ruffin (Davis Eli Ruffin) (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer most famous for his work as lead singer of The Temptations from 1964 to 1968. ... This article is about the chemical whitener. ... For other uses, see Blond (disambiguation). ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Michelle Thomas (September 23, 1969 – December 22, 1998) was an actress who is best known for her roles as Myra Monkhouse, the girlfriend of Steve Urkel, on the American sitcom Family Matters from 1993 to 1998 and Justine Phillips, girlfriend of Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show. ... Bad Touch redirects here. ...


Soundtracks, protégés, and controversy

Between their first and second albums, Dru Hill contributed "We're Not Making Love No More", a #2 R&B and #13 Pop hit, to the Soul Food soundtrack. "We're Not Making Love No More" was written and produced by star producer Babyface. Dru Hill and rapper Foxy Brown recorded "Big Bad Mama", a remake of Carl Carlton's 1981 hit "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)", which was the main single for the soundtrack to the 1998 Bill Bellamy film Def Jam's How to Be a Player. The group was also instrumental in writing and producing for new University artist Mya, whose first two singles "It's All About Me" and "Movin' On", were co-written by Sisqó, who also performs guest vocals on "It's All About Me". For the type of cuisine, see soul food. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Inga Fung Marchand[1], born September 6, 1979[2][1] (a 2006 police report cites her birth year as 1978[3]), better known as Foxy Brown, is an American rapper known for her solo work as well and numerous collaborations with other artists, and her brief stint as part of... Bill Bellamy (born April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Def Jams How to Be a Player is a 1997 comedy film, starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle and Bernie Mac. ... Mya on her album Moodring (2003) Mya Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979 in Washington, D.C.) is a United States italian , jamaican American R&B singer, dancer, and actress who debuted in early 1998 as a teenager. ...


In 1997, Dru Hill filed a lawsuit against Island Records, seeking a release from its contract, after an Island employee hit the group's manager, Keith Ingram, over the head with a pool cue. [1] It was discovered that the employee in question, an African-American man, had a criminal record. At an October 1997 deposition hearing, Eric Kronfeld, president and chief operating officer of Island's parent company PolyGram, was asked why he had hired such an individual. His response was that if he were not to hire African-Americans with criminal records, then "there would be virtually no African-Americans employees in our society or in our industry."[2] This article needs cleanup. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ...


Kronfield's remarks set off a wave of controversy when word of them reached the media in November. The Reverend Jesse Jackson became personally involved, publicly stating that PolyGram, based in The Netherlands, had "a pattern of race and sex exclusion." [3] Jackson met with PolyGram chairman Alain Levy and several other executives, who issued a public apology for Kronfield's statement, and replaced Kronfield as president with Motown Records' chairman Clarence Avant.[4] By the end of the month, Dru Hill had settled with Island Records, with the agreement that they would remain on the label. [5] Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ...


Enter the Dru

Dru Hill's second album, Enter the Dru.
Dru Hill's second album, Enter the Dru.

Dru Hill's second Top 5 pop hit came in the form of 1998's "How Deep is Your Love" (Pop #3), a hip hop styled track which was included on the soundtrack to the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker film Rush Hour. The single,"This Is What We Do" featuring a guest rap from Method Man, set the tone for the group's second LP, Enter the Dru. The album featured several other mid-tempo tracks in the vein of "How Deep", as well as the R&B Top 5 single "These are the Times" (Pop #21), co-written and co-produced by Babyface. Image File history File links Enterthedru-1998. ... Image File history File links Enterthedru-1998. ... Enter the Dru is a 1998 album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1972) is an American actor and comedian most widely known for his role as James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy. ... Rush Hour DVD cover Rush Hour is a 1998 martial arts/buddy cop film starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Enter the Dru is a 1998 album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ...


Enter the Dru eventually sold two million copies by 1999.[6] That year, Dru Hill recorded a version of "Enchantment Passing Through" for the soundtrack to the Broadway musical Aida. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article is about the opera. ...


The Dru World Order project

Among the press and the public, Sisqó was singled out as a de-facto solo act, and the other three members were regarded as sidemen. When Dru Hill made a high-profile guest appearance on Will Smith's #1 pop hit "Wild Wild West", the lead single from the soundtrack to Smith's 1999 film of the same name, it made a star out of Sisqó alone. Both the song and its video prominently featured Sisqó alongside Smith, with the other three members relegated to the background. “W. S.” redirects here. ... Wild Wild West is the title of a hip hop song written by Will Smith as the theme song for Smiths film Wild Wild West. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...


During the "Wild Wild West" video shoot in April 1999, Woody quit the group, feeling a need to return to his gospel music roots. At first, Island decided to keep Dru Hill a trio, and shot a video for a hip-hop-styled remix of Enter the Dru's "You are Everything" with only Sisqó, Jazz, and Nokio, who performs a rap with Def Jam artist Ja Rule. Def Jam artist Case was subsequently enlisted to sing backgrounds on a remix of "Beauty" from Enter the Dru, whose video was shot but not released. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Case Woodard was born in New York City and was signed to Def Soul records. ...


After Island merged with Def Jam to become The Island Def Jam Music Group in mid-1999, all four members, Woody included, signed new contracts with Def Jam's R&B imprint Def Soul, creating what was termed the "Dru World Order" project. Between November 1999 and November 2000, each member would release a solo album: Sisqó a pop album, Jazz a traditional R&B/soul album, Nokio a hip hop album, and Woody a gospel album. All four members would then reunite and record Dru World Order, a new Dru Hill album to be released in November 2000. For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation) The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Dru World Order is the third album by American R&B group Dru Hill, released in late 2002 (see 2002 in music) on Def Jam Recordings Def Soul imprint. ...


Sisqó released his debut Unleash the Dragon LP, and had a minor hit with his first single, "Got to Get It". His second single, a playful novelty record entitled "Thong Song", became a major hit during the spring of 2000, and his third, "Incomplete", became a number-one hit during the fall. As a result, the Dru World Order project schedule was continually pushed back, and, by November 2000, none of the other solo albums had been released. Unleash the Dragon was the first solo album by R&B singer Sisqó of Dru Hill, released in November 1999 on Def Soul Records. ... A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect. ... Thong Song is a 2000 song recorded by Sisqó of Dru Hill for the Def Soul label. ... Incomplete is a 2000 number-one hit single recorded by Sisqó for Def Soul Records. ...


In the early fall of 2000, Def Soul had Dru Hill re-enter the studio to record the Dru World Order album, and the song "Without Me" was chosen as the lead single. However, the time the group had spent apart created tension and conflict: Sisqó walked out of a November 2000 Dru Hill photo shoot for VIBE magazine, and the group broke apart completely shortly afterward. For other uses, see Vibe. ...


Dru World Order was placed on indefinite hold, and Sisqó began work on a second solo LP, Return of Dragon. "Without You" was issued as an album track on Return of Dragon, which performed below expectations after its June 2001 release. By the end of the year, Sisqó and Nokio had begun plans to reassemble Dru Hill, enlisting Baltimore associate Rufus Waller, who performed under the name "Scola", as a fifth member. Return of Dragon was the second solo album by R&B singer Sisqó of Dru Hill, released in June 2001 on Def Soul Records. ... SCOLA may refer to: Sutton College of Learning for Adults Satellite Communications for Learning Second Consortium of Local Authorities - a later development of the CLASP system of prefabricated schools constructed in England in the second half of the 20th century. ...


Woody eventually arranged a solo deal with Kirk Franklin's Gospocentric Records, which released his gospel album, titled Soul Music, on April 9, 2002. Scola wrote the songs "My Homie" and "No Matter What" for Woody's album, and sings backgrounds on several tracks. Kirk Franklin (born January 26, 1970 in Riverside, Texas) is a Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling African American musician who blends gospel, hip hop, and R&B. He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin & Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Dru World Order

Dru World Order was released on November 26, 2002, two years after its original planned release date. Nearly all of the album's tracks were produced by Nokio, who sung lead on the tracks "She Said" and "Men Always Regret". Producers such as Bryan Michael Cox and Kwamé also made contributions. Most of the album's tracks featured Sisqó, Jazz, Woody, and Scola sharing the leads, including the lead single "I Should Be...". "I Should Be..." was a Top 30 pop hit and a Top 10 R&B hit, while its follow-up "I Love You" failed to make a strong impression. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Bryan Michael Cox (born December 1, 1977) is an award winning American songwriter and record producer. ... For other uses, see Kwame. ...


Beyond Dru World Order

By 2005, Dru Hill had been released from their Def Soul contract and had disappeared from public view.


Def Soul released a greatest hits compilation, Dru Hill: Hits, on October 11, along with a corresponding DVD collection of the group's music videos. Both collections included Sisqó's biggest solo hits, "Thong Song" and "Incomplete" alongside the Dru Hill songs. For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


During the summer of 2007, Scola released a slow jam compilation CD entitled Scola's Lost Treasures. He is also working on a solo project called From EA 2 Cali, scheduled for release on July 4, 2008. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 2008, the original quartet version of Dru Hill began touring alongside fellow 1990s R&B acts Tony! Toni! Toné!, Bell Biv Devoe, and their former producer Keith Sweat. On March 6, the group appeared on WERQ, a Baltimore radio station, to promote their reunion. In the midst of their interview, however, Woody announced he was quitting the group again to dedicate himself to his gospel ministry. A YouTube video shows Sisqó walking out on the interview as a result, and Woody, Nokio, and Jazz fighting. [7] [8] The group held a contest in their native Baltimore for a replacement for Woody, settling upon a new singer known as Tao. The group never said why they did not keep Scola in the group. [9][10] Tony! Toni! Toné! was a new jack swing/R&B group from Oakland, California popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. ... Bell Biv DeVoe was a successful splinter group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). // Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late 1980s, but not... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 92. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


Dru Hill most recently added a new date to their reunion tour as May 18, 2008. The concert event will take place in Washington, DC with singer Jaheim. The group's first single from the new album InDRUpendence Day is called "Loose". The group consists of Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz, and new member Tao who replaced Woody after he decided to return to his gospel roots again.


Personnel

Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Ruffin on January 21, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. ... Woody Rock (born James Green on September 10, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American gospel and R&B singer. ... Not to be confused with Sisko. ... Jazz (born Larry Anthony, Jr. ... Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included R&B, soul, and gospel music. ...

Discography

Albums

Dru Hill is the 1996 debut album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ... Enter the Dru is a 1998 album by American R&B vocal group Dru Hill. ... Dru World Order is the third album by American R&B group Dru Hill, released in late 2002 (see 2002 in music) on Def Jam Recordings Def Soul imprint. ... 20th Century Masters (aka 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection) is a collection of releases by Universal music celebrating the output of their various labels during the 20th century. ...

DVDs

  • 2005: Dru Hill Hits: The Videos

Singles and music videos

  • 1996: "Tell Me" (R&B #5, US #18, UK #30)
  • 1997: "In My Bed" (a remix features Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat) (R&B #1, US #4, UK #16)
  • 1997: "Never Make a Promise" (R&B #1, US #7)
  • 1997: "5 Steps" (R&B #5, UK #22)
  • 1997: "We're Not Making Love No More" (R&B #2, US #13)
  • 1997: "Big Bad Mama" (Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill) (US #53, UK #12)
  • 1998: "How Deep Is Your Love" (the Rush Hour soundtrack version features Redman) (R&B #1, US #3, UK #9)
  • 1999: "These Are The Times" (R&B #5, US #21, UK #4)
  • 1999: "Wild Wild West" (Will Smith featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee) (US #1, UK #2)
  • 1999: "The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)" (charting album track, R&B #48) (*)
  • 1999: "You Are Everything [Remix]" (featuring Ja Rule, later included on Sisqó's first solo LP, Unleash the Dragon) (US #84)
  • 1999: "Beauty" (R&B #24, US #89) (*)
  • 2002: "I Should Be..." (R&B #6, US #25)
  • 2003: "No Doubt (Work It)" (R&B #34) (*)
  • 2003: "I Love You" (R&B #27, US #77)
  • 2008: "Loose"

In My Bed is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Dru Hill. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ... For other uses, see Brat. ... Never Make a Promise is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Dru Hill. ... Inga Fung Marchand[1], born September 6, 1979[2][1] (a 2006 police report cites her birth year as 1978[3]), better known as Foxy Brown, is an American rapper known for her solo work as well and numerous collaborations with other artists, and her brief stint as part of... How Deep is Your Love is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Dru Hill and features rapper Redman. ... “Rush Hour” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redman. ... Wild Wild West is the title of a hip hop song written by Will Smith as the theme song for Smiths film Wild Wild West. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Mohandas Dewese (born 8 August 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, was an American old-school rapper prominent in the late 1980s and early 90s. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Unleash the Dragon was the first solo album by R&B singer Sisqó of Dru Hill, released in November 1999 on Def Soul Records. ...

Cooperations

All singles were supported by music videos except those marked by an asterik (*). A video was shot for "Beauty", but never released or broadcast. A video was shot for each of the two versions of "In My Bed". For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ... This article is about the singer. ... Singles from Butterfly Released: August 26, 1997 Released: April 21, 1998 Butterfly is the seventh album and fifth studio album by United States R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey, released on September 16, 1997 (see 1997 in music) in the US on Columbia Records. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Brown, Ann (March 1998). "Taking stocks of the Wall Street Project: Jackson-led group marks King holiday with three-day conference - Jesse Jackson's project to monitor racism in corporate US holds gala on January 15, 1998, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday". Black Enterprise. Text retrieved from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1365/is_n8_v28/ai_20342054 on November 5, 2006.
  2. ^ (Nov. 12, 1997). "Dru Hill Suit Thickens And Settles?" MTV.com. Retrieved from http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1428392/11131997/dru_hill.jhtml#/news/articles/1428393/11121997/dru_hill.jhtml on November 5, 2006.
  3. ^ Brown, Ann. "Taking stocks of the Wall Street Project".
  4. ^ (Nov. 13, 1997). "PolyGram Apologizes for Racist Executive, Jesse Jackson Counsils." MTV.com Retrieved from http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1428392/11131997/dru_hill.jhtml#/news/articles/1428392/11131997/dru_hill.jhtml on November 5, 2006.
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  7. ^ Dru Hill Reunites and Breaks Up On Air | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com
  8. ^ Make Up To Break Up | CRUNK + DISORDERLY || COMBATING BITCHASSNESS SINCE 2005
  9. ^ Dru Hill Announce Their Newest Member at a Live Audition
  10. ^ YouTube - Dru Hill introduces their new member on Baltimore's 92Q!

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References

  • Furman, Leah (2001). Sisqó: The Man Behind the Thong. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-28199-4.
  • Willman, Chris (Jan. 26 2001). Here and Now: This week on the music beat. Entertainment Weekly.

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External links

  • Dru Hill Online fan site
  • Scola's Official MySpace page
  • [1] Scola's bilingual Site for Japanese fans
  • [2] Scola's Ringtone Site

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Dru Hill (347 words)
Just to set things straight Nokio has NOT, I repeat NOT left Dru Hill as a nasty rumour has claimed, this past week DHO and Nokio finally decided it was time to put things straight.
A rumour just reached my ears that Nokio has secretly left my personal favorite group Dru Hill to take up an executive position with Atlantic Records.
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Dru Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1896 words)
Dru Hill's big break came in 1996, when manager Haqq Islam arranged for them to perform at the Impact Convention in May. The group was signed to Island Records shortly afterward through a production deal with Islam's University music and immediately began recording their debut album.
Stylistically, Dru Hill was the middle-ground between the smooth, gentlemen-like Boyz II Men and the self-proclaimed "bad boys of RandB", Jodeci.
Dru Hill received a lot of criticism, especially from the members of Jodeci, for what was perceived was a direct appropriation of Jodeci's style, particularly in frontman Sisqó's K-Ci Hailey-esque lead vocals.
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