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Dru Hill
Dru Hill
Dru Hill
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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On the singles "Tell Me" and "In My Bed," the vocals not only blend flawlessly into an intricate harmony scheme but also link up perfectly with the booming bass beats. On both songs, Mark "Sisqo" Andrews's raw-edged, full...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Dru Hill
Title: Dru Hill
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 16
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 11/19/1996
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452430625, 0731452449726

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On the singles "Tell Me" and "In My Bed," the vocals not only blend flawlessly into an intricate harmony scheme but also link up perfectly with the booming bass beats. On both songs, Mark "Sisqo" Andrews's raw-edged, full-throttle gospel singing dominates the foreground, but it's his three bandmates' inventive harmonies that distinguish the song from hundreds of similar bedroom ballads. The group members cowrote five of the 14 tracks on their debut album, and group member Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin coproduced four of them, including such Stevie Wonder-ful imitations as "April Showers" and "All Alone." And when teenagers sing like the Temptations and write like Wonder, you have to sit up and pay attention. --Geoffrey Himes

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Emmanuel O. from WOODLAND HLS, CA
Reviewed on 1/27/2007...
On the singles "Tell Me" and "In My Bed," the vocals not only blend flawlessly into an intricate harmony scheme but also link up perfectly with the booming bass beats. On both songs, Mark "Sisqo" Andrews's raw-edged, full-throttle gospel singing dominates the foreground, but it's his three bandmates' inventive harmonies that distinguish the song from hundreds of similar bedroom ballads. The group members cowrote five of the 14 tracks on their debut album, and group member Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin coproduced four of them, including such Stevie Wonder-ful imitations as "April Showers" and "All Alone." And when teenagers sing like the Temptations and write like Wonder, you have to sit up and pay attention

CD Reviews

THIS IS A CLASSIC! A MUST GET IF U LUV SLOW SONGS.
05/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Overall this cd is probably Dru Hill's best work. They wrote most of it and sing very well in all the songs. They need to work on their up-beat tracks here...but the slow tracks make up for it. It starts to get great at track number six.1. Intro- lame 1/52. Nothin To Prove- has this capella back beat to it. okay 3/53. Tell Me- one of those freaky slow songs. it's alrite 3/44. Do U Believe- up beat...pretty tyte! 4/55. Whatever U Want- no comment 0/56. Satisfied- i luv this song, catchy chorus..kinda nasty tho 5/57. April Showers- one of those sweet ballads 5/58. All Alone- they really show emotion in this song, great vocals 5/59. Never Make A Promise- one of the best songs! again it's slow 5/5!10. So Special- This ballad grew into me, GREAT! 5/511. In My Bed- THis is not the remix..its slow 5/512. Love Train- one of those ol' skool songs, upbeat 5/513. Share My World- ballad with a catchy chorus 5/514. Five Steps- very serious slow song, outstanding vocals 5/5!"
One of my favorite albums
Anthony Rupert | Milwaukee, WI | 08/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In 1996 we were introduced to a quartet known as Dru Hill (composed of Sisqo, Jazz, Woody and Nokio) thanks to a song called "Tell Me". I didn't like that song at first. In fact, whenever I heard it I always asked, "Who IS this?" and nobody seemed to know. But the song had to grow on me (so did Sisqo's hair, but that's another story), and now I enjoy it. I enjoy this whole album, as a matter of fact.Musically, lyrically, and vocally this is a very good album. Sisqo brings it home for the most part, but there are also solos from the other members. Woody delivers the cool "April Showers", while Jazz will blow your mind with "Never Make A Promise". Nokio doesn't have a solo; in fact, he's barely heard by himself on this album at all because he decided to stick with penning the lyrics and producing. He does show up on "Satisfied" and "All Alone", and his singing ain't bad. I'd prefer him to sing than rap any day (remember the "You Are Everything" remix?).This album is so good that you might end up breaking your rewind button. "In My Bed" is a creative you-did-me-wrong track (wasn't the end of the video kind of funny?), while "5 Steps" is a powerful metaphorical tale about losing one of their friends. And never mind what Pink said; "Do U Believe?" will get the party started. But then there are three dope songs in a row that will have you trying to decide which is better: "All Alone", "Never Make A Promise" and "So Special". Then they do an excellent job on Con Funk Shun's "Love's Train" (let me jog your memory: "That's the way it goes on love's train..."). That remake is right up there with the original.The only minor flaws I can point out are the generic rap in "Whatever U Want"; and in "Nothing To Prove", Woody should leave the high notes to Jazz. But those things don't stand in the way of this great album...the kind of style that Sisqo should've stuck with. In fact, I think I'll pop this CD in right now."