|Genres:||R&B / Soul Urban|
|Tags:||rnb soul 90s hip-hop dru hill r and b|
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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 to the movie Eddie, to which Island held the rights. A tape of the quartet was passed to him by University Music president Haqq Islam. So impressed was Hicks after meeting the four men that, not only did he ask them to perform a version of Tell Me on the spot, but he also signed them to a worldwide contract with Island. At that time the members - Jazz, Nokio (21 January 1979), Woody and Sisqo (b. Mark Andrews, 9 November 1978, Baltimore, Maryland, USA), were all still in their teens. Nevertheless, their self-titled debut album sounded impressively mature. The smoky jazz and R&B...