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Encyclopedia > Silk (group)

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Career

Silk are perhaps best known for their 1993 #1 single Freak Me from their debut album Lose Control. Another hit single from the Lose Control album, "Girl U For Me", helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as "I Can Go Deep", "Hooked On You", "Don't Rush", "If You", "Meeting In My Bedroom", "Let's Make Love", "Tonight", "We're Calling You, "Ebony Eyes", "Love Session", "Nursery Rhymes, "I Didn't Mean To", "Don't Go featuring Tamar Braxton", "I'm Sorry", "Silktime", Side Show" "You [The Baby Song], "Secret Garden (Seduction Suite), "Adore", "There'll Never Be", "Nite And Day", "Don't Disturb This Groove" "Two Occasions" and "Always & Forever. Silk dresses Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Lose Control is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Goldmind/Atlantic Records. ... Lose Control is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Goldmind/Atlantic Records. ...


The group was originally a quintet made up of Tim Cameron, Jimmy Gates, Gary "Big G" Glenn, Gary "Lil G" Jenkins and Jonathen "John-John" Rasboro. In 2002 main lead singer Gary "Lil G" Jenkins left the group to pursue other interests as a solo artist leaving the group as a quartet. They were discovered by artist Keith Sweat. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Gary Lil G Jenkins is the seventh child of seven children in his family. ... Keith Sweat (born Keith Crier on July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), is a popular R&B/soul singer, songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ...


They continued the popularity of the various New Jack Swing groups that emerged in the late 80's and 90's. Jenkins made his stage debut in 2002 as AJ in the Tyler Perry play "Madea's Family Reunion". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


In 2002, Elektra Records dropped Silk and Sweat from the label. That same year, Jenkins left the group to pursue other interests. He resurfaced in 2005 with his solo debut "The Other Side". Jenkins is currently a member of the R&B supergroup Blayse with Marc Nelson and Tony Grant both formerly of Az Yet and Terrell Phillips formerly of Blackstreet. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... For the eponymous album, see Blayse (album). ... Marc Nelson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was the son of Phyllis Nelson, known for the dance hit I Like You. ... Tony Grant, a native of North Carolina, is an American R&B singer, writer, producer and stage play actor. ... Az Yet are an American R&B group from Philadelphia, best known for their hits, Last Night and remake of Hard to Say Im Sorry. Formed in 1990 initially as a duo with Shawn Rivera and Dion Allen, they were later joined by Kenny Terry who they found singing... Terrell Phillips, a native of North Carolina, is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, stage play actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ...


In 2003, down to a quartet, Silk released their fifth album "Silktime" independently on their own label Silk Music Group distributed through Liquid 8 Entertainment. The album featured the songs "Silktime", "My Girl", "Alibi", "More", "You (The Baby Song)", "Check My Story" and a remake of Blue Magic's classic "Side Show". That song reunited them with their mentor Keith Sweat.


In 2006 the group returned with their sixth album "Always And Forever" this time on well known R&B/Soul, Contemporary, and Jazz label Shanachie Records. The album featured covers of classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s R&B. The songs on the album included remakes of "Adore" by Prince, "Don't Disturb This Groove" by The System, "Always And Forever" by Heatwave, "Nite And Day" by Al B. Sure, "Secret Garden (Seduction Suite)" by Quincy Jones, "The Lady In My Life" by Michael Jackson, "Two Occasions" by The Deele, and "Side Show" by Blue Magic also appeared on this album. "Secret Garden" was the first single and a video was released for it.


Members

  • Gary Glenn
  • Jonathen Rasboro
  • Timothy Cameron
  • Jimmy Gates

Former Members

  • Gary Jenkins

Discography

Albums

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Singles

  • "It Had to Be You"
  • "Happy Days"
  • "Freak Me": Platinum
  • "Girl U for Me"
  • "Lose Control"
  • "Hooked On You"
  • "I Can Go Deep"
  • "Don't Rush"
  • "If You": Gold
  • "Meeting In My Bedroom"
  • "Let's Make Love"
  • "Tonight"
  • "We're Callin' You"
  • "Ebony Eyes"
  • "I'm Sorry"
  • "I Don't Want To"
  • "Silktime"
  • "Side Show"
  • "Secret Garden (Seduction Suite)"
  • "Adore"
  • "Always And Forever"
  • "Two Occasions"
  • "Don't Disturb This Groove"
  • "Nite And Day"
  • "The Lady In My Life"

References

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