Dru Hill is an R&B group that hailed from Baltimore. The members of the group are Mark “Sisqo” Andrews, Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Larry “Jazz” Anthony and Antwuan “Tao” Simpson. The group recorded seven Top 40 songs including “In My Bed”, Never Make A Promise” and “How Deep Is Your Love”.
The original members of the group were natives of Baltimore and began singing together at “The Fudgery” at the Inner Harbor where they sang to customers while making fudge for onlookers.
Dru Hill’s big break came came in 1996 when their manager Haqq Islam had them perform at the Impact Convention in May and they were then signed to Island Record’s “Island Black” where they began recording their debut album “Tell Me” that went gold.
The group had songs written by Keith Sweat and Daryl Simmons for the Dru Hill album but the group wrote “5 Steps” and Nokio became the group’s main producer by 1998.
All four members attempted at singing lead but Sisqo made the largest impact with his bleach-blond hair and eccentric style.
The group experience a tumultuous journey including two members leaving the group, Woody and Scola, and legal issues with their former management but kept returning based on requests from loyal fans.
BET Centric announced a new reality show, Keith Sweat’s Platinum House, featuring Dru Hill and premieres on Monday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET. The premise of the show is to show the group’s journey to make it back to a top spot in the music industry.
Dru Hill’s fourth album, InDRUpendence Day, is set to be released on July 27, 2010. The two singles from that album are “Love MD” and “Back to the Future.”
“We’re Not Making Love No More”
“These Are The Times”