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Donell Jones - 100% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1973, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Edward Ferrell of Untouchables Entertainment discovered this talented singer-songwriter at the Black Radio Exclusive Conference in Washington, DC. The ex-Heavy D associate helped Jones sign a recording contract with LaFace Records. His writing skills were first heard on Usher’s 1994 hit single, ‘Think Of You’. Writing credi Read more

Next - 99% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based hip-hop/R&B fusioneers Next were formed in 1992 by brothers T-Low (Terrance Brown, 7 June 1974, USA) and Tweety (b. Raphael Brown, 28 January 1976, USA) alongside friend R.L. (b. Robert Lavelle Huggar, 2 April 1977, USA). T-Low’s godmother Ann Nesby took the outfit in hand, training and managing them during their first years. They s Read more

112 - 82% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dru Hill - 74% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Urban R&B outfit Dru Hill took their name from the historic Druid Hill Park complex in Baltimore, USA, where all four members were raised. They began their rise to fame in the mid-90s, largely through the intervention of Island Records’ Hiriam Hicks - formerly manager of Boyz II Men. He was looking for a group to record a song, ‘Tell Me’, for the soundtrack t Read more

Silk - 74% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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 Read more

After 7 - 68% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This vocal trio comprising brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds (both Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) alongside long-time friend Keith Mitchell, became one of the most successful urban R&B/soul acts in the USA of the early 90s. The brothers met Mitchell at Indiana University where he and Kevon were pursuing business studies degrees, and were also members of the Indiana Universi Read more

Dave Hollister - 67% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, Illinois, USA. This journeyman R&B singer-songwriter first appeared on releases by artists such as Mary J. Blige and 2Pac, in addition to providing vocals on several soundtrack albums. Hollister’s big break was as an original member of Teddy Riley’s BLACKstreet. After appearing on the swingbeat quartet’s seminal 1994 debut, Hollister left to pursu Read more

Jagged Edge - 67% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

Ruben Studdard - 67% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 September 1978, Frankfurt, Germany. Studdard shot to fame in 2003 as the winner of the second series of the hugely successful Fox TV show American Idol. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Studdard grew up singing in various church and high school groups, and studied music at his home state’s A&M University. His battle with boy-next-door MOR balladeer Clay Aiken on Am Read more

K-Ci & JoJo - 66% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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K-Ci (Cedric Hailey, 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and JoJo (b. Joel Hailey, 10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA). The Hailey brothers were founder members of Jodeci, the sexually provocative swingbeat outfit who enjoyed several US chart hits during the mid-90s, including ‘Come & Talk To Me’, ‘Lately’ and ‘Cry For You Read more

Joe - 65% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joe Lewis Thomas, 5 July 1973, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. Raised to sing gospel by his minister father, Joe Thomas has graduated to become one of the leading artists on the American urban R&B market in the late 90s and early 00s.As a youth Thomas decided to move away from vocal, guitar and piano chores at his father’s church in Opelika, Alabama, Read more

Blackstreet - 64% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Among the most highly rated of the new generation of urban R&B bands, BLACKstreet is the brainchild of gifted musician and producer Teddy Riley (Edward Theodore Riley, New York City, New York, USA). The band, formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, originally comprised songwriters Riley and Chauncey Hannibal (b. New Jersey, USA), with Levi Little and Dave Hollister as ad Read more

H-Town - 63% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Johnny Gill - 61% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1966, Washington, DC, USA. Gill’s expertly delivered soul vocal chords have been working since an early age. At the age of seven, he was singing with his three brothers in the gospel quartet the Wings Of Faith. His debut album was recorded when he was only 16. Following his meeting and subsequent recording with Stacy Lattisaw (Perfect Combination), she proffered Read more

Koffee Brown - 61% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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The majority of rap music derives from either a strictly male or female perspective, but rarely from both sides, which is what the US duo Koffee Brown (comprised of members Vee and Fonz) set out to correct. Originating from Newark, New Jersey, USA, Vee first made a name for herself in the rap world by collaborating with artists such as Case and Next (several tracks that she aut Read more


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