Silk

Decades: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Comprising Gary ‘Big G’ Glenn, Gary ‘Little G’ Jenkins, Jonathan Rasboro, Jimmy Gates Jnr. and Timothy Cameron, R&B vocal group Silk formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in the early 90s. Their 1992 debut album, Lose Control, was a smooth collection of risqué contemporary soul songs produced by Keith Sweat; it quickly rose to number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B albums chart and sold nearly two million copies. It featured three US R&B Top 10 hits, including ‘Freak Me’, which stayed at number 1 on the chart for eight weeks in 1993. Sweat had discovered the group and signed them to his own Keia label. However, with a view to extending their career beyond the confines of sexually suggestive material such as ‘Freak Me’, the group left Sweat and moved to Elektra Records for 1995’s self-titled second album. As well as three of their own songs, Silk included contributions from several top-flight R&B writers,...

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