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Next - 87% 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

Silk - 84% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Dance 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

Dave Hollister - 75% 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

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Jon B. - 73% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Shai - 65% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising singers Carl Martin (29 August 1970), Marc Gay (b. 22 January 1969), Garfield A. Bright (b. 12 October 1969) and Darnell Van Rensalier (b. 17 May 1970), US R&B group Shai made a strong impact with their 1992 debut album, If I Ever Fall In Love. It peaked at number 3 in the Billboard R&B chart, and at number 6 in the pop chart, and included the hit singles Read more

Xscape - 63% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An initially rather laboured attempt at emulating the swingbeat success of SWV and their ilk, this four-piece was assembled in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by writer/producer Jermaine Dupri, who was previously the force behind Kriss Kross’ chart success. However, there was an important difference. While acts such as TLC (another band overseen by Dupri) had been closely identifie Read more

H-Town - 61% match to Ruff Endz

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

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tyrese Darnell Gibson, 30 December 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. This photogenic urban R&B singer is also a highly successful model and actor. Gibson grew up in Los Angeles’ tough Watts ghetto, gaining his big break when he starred in a 1997 advertisement for Coca-Cola. RCA Records won the ensuing scramble for Tyrese’s signature, and were rewarded when hi Read more

Tony Terry - 58% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Changing Faces - 55% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This female R&B duo, comprising Charisse Rose (New York, USA) and Cassandra Lucas (b. New York, USA), first established itself in 1994 with the minor US hits ‘Stroke You Up’ (written and produced by R. Kelly) and ‘Foolin’ Around’. Both singles were included on the New York, USA-based group’s self-titled debut of that year. Changing Faces eve Read more

Carl Thomas - 54% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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15 June 1972, Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the few soul singers to gain release on Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’ hip-hop dominated Bad Boy label, Thomas earned critical praise for his adherence to traditional songwriting values. After several years playing low-key bar gigs around Chicago, Thomas joined Bad Boy in 1997 as their in-house backing vocalist, appear Read more

Dru Hill - 53% 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

Troop - 51% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Az Yet - 49% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, R&B vocal outfit Az Yet was formed by Dion Allen (2 October 1970), Shawn Rivera (b. 4 November 1971) and Kenny Terry. Allen recruited Terry after hearing him sing while cleaning a room at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia. They then set about trying to convince LaFace Records’ president Babyface to sign them - Allen confess Read more

Mint Condition - 49% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a myriad of R&B-inspired American outfits who emerged in the early 90s, Mint Condition was formed by Larry Waddell (31 August 1963; keyboards), Homer O’Dell (b. 17 May 1965; guitar), Stokley Williams (b. 17 July 1967; vocals/drums), Jeff Allen (b. 17 November 1968; saxophone/keyboards), Keri Lewis (keyboards), and Ricky Kinchen (b. 7 July 1966; bass). The gro Read more


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