Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music.
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Dru Hill was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, since they were natives of Baltimore and has been active ever since 1992. Tamir Ruffin a.k.a Nokio was the group’s founder and his bandmates included lead singer Mark “Sisqó” Andrews, Larry “Jazz” Anthony, and James “Woody Rock” Green.
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. Most of their early repertoire was made up of gospel music as well as an early song by the group, Please Remove Yo’ Shoes. The group became a gospel group but eventually switched to a more commercially viable music.
After the group signed to Island Records the label suggested they change their name from Legacy to Dru Hill after Druid Hill Park, a popular park on the West side of Baltimore, the name of which is pronounced “Dru Hill” in the local Baltimore accent. A dragon is used as a logo for the group.
Tamir Ruffin was nicknamed Nokio The N-Tity ,an acronym for “Nasty on Key in Octave” and enlisted Mark Andrews nicknamed as Sisqó ; James Green nicknamed as Big Woody Rock while Larry Antony nicknamed as Jazz to form the group band Dru Hill.
Dru Hill’s Top Most popular songs are Tell Me, In My Bed, Beauty, Never Make a Promise, Angel, April Showers, We’re Not Making Love No more, How Deep is Your Love, These are the Times, 5 Steps, Wild, Wild West, Bad Mamajam, You are Everything, I love You and I should Be.
Dru Hill as a Band group released two successful albums, Dru Hill and Enter the Dru. They group separated in 1999 and reunited in 2002 with an additional fifth member Rufus ‘Scola’ Waller and released their third album Dru World Order. The album did not do well. Later, In 2009 the group released their fourth album, InDrupendence Day, with new member Tao taking the place of the again departed Woody.
Moreover, between their first and second albums, Dru Hill contributed We’re Not Making Love No More, a number 2 R & B and number 13 Pop hit, to the Soul Food soundtrack.
In addition, Sisqo a.k.a Mark Althavean Andrews is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and actor. SisQo’s successful debut solo album, Unleash the Dragon in 1999, included the hit singles Thong Song and Incomplete. The two songs were major hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Thong Song making it to number three, and Incomplete going to number
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”.