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January 16, 2012
Nov. 19, 1996: Dru Hill's self-titled debut alum is released; it goes on to sell 1 million copies. 1997: Dru Hill sues Island Records after an Island employee allegedly struck the group's manager over the head with a pool cue. The case is settled, and Dru Hill remains on the label. Oct. 27, 1998: "Enter the Dru," the group's second album, is released. It peaks at No. 2 on Billboard 200 and sells more than 2 million copies. April 1999: Dru Hill shoots a video with Will Smith for the song "Wild Wild West," the lead single from the movie's soundtrack.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
Here's a round up of our week at Midnight Sun: Miranda Lambert talked about her show at 1st Mariner Arena and coming up with awesome puns, like the title of her new album "Four the Record. " Here are pictures of her show Thursday night. Dru Hill also performed this week - the pictures are here . Speaking of concerts: Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller will be Pier Six Pavilion 's first show of the season. Other concerts were announced: Bruce Springsteen is coming to the Verizon Center, as is Red Hot Chili Peppers . And Rick Ross will be at DAR Constitution Hall.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
Dru Hill is many things - Baltimore's most successful R&B act; the group with the "Thong Song" lead singer; that '90s group that disappeared in the next decade, only to resurface on a little-watched reality TV show. Above all else, Dru Hill is a loving but complicated brotherhood that's been through it all. To the group's members - Mark "Sisqo" Andrews, Larry "Jazz" Anthony, Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin and Antwuan "Tao" Simpson - Dru Hill is family. Just not the suburban, picket-fence kind.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
In case you missed it, here's a round-up of this week's highlights: •••• We started the week with a photo gallery from the Elvis Fight Club at Creative Alliance from Jan. 14. Classic Baltimore. •••• Erik wrote about the city's concert venues and their on-the-up sales . What surprised me?Lil Wayne's gross revenue beat out the Watch the Throne tour. •••• National love was shown to a couple of our favorite bars, Brewer's Art and Max's.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
Here's a round up of our week at Midnight Sun: Miranda Lambert talked about her show at 1st Mariner Arena and coming up with awesome puns, like the title of her new album "Four the Record. " Here are pictures of her show Thursday night. Dru Hill also performed this week - the pictures are here . Speaking of concerts: Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller will be Pier Six Pavilion 's first show of the season. Other concerts were announced: Bruce Springsteen is coming to the Verizon Center, as is Red Hot Chili Peppers . And Rick Ross will be at DAR Constitution Hall.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
In case you missed it, here's a round-up of this week's highlights: •••• We started the week with a photo gallery from the Elvis Fight Club at Creative Alliance from Jan. 14. Classic Baltimore. •••• Erik wrote about the city's concert venues and their on-the-up sales . What surprised me?Lil Wayne's gross revenue beat out the Watch the Throne tour. •••• National love was shown to a couple of our favorite bars, Brewer's Art and Max's.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Hope everyone had a peaceful, perhaps hangover-nursing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We were off, too, so that explains the "Week in Nightlife" post coming today. Anyway, on with the shows: On Tuesday, the Guess Who's lead singer Burton Cummings performs a sold-out solo show at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis. If you're really in need of live music, head south for Bike Trip at D.C.'s Black Cat . On Wednesday, Southern sludge-metal married couple Jucifer plays Sonar's Talking Head Lounge.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | July 21, 2008
A decade has passed since Dru Hill was relevant on the pop charts. Despite the time away and recent, somewhat contentious personnel changes, the '90s Baltimore R&B group, which headlined Artscape on Saturday night, has maintained the crisp dance moves and churchy harmonies. But the hourlong show was rather shapeless, and the quartet often overstuffed songs with seemingly endless vocal riffs and melismatic runs that bordered on parody. Mark "Sisqo" Andrews - the flashy, pint-sized lead singer who sports a blond mohawk these days - opened with a mini-set that summed up his successful but brief solo stint.
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By J.D. Considine | March 11, 2000
These days, albums tend to make the biggest splash on the Billboard charts in their first week of release. But that hasn't been the case for Baltimore R&B singer Sisqo, whose debut album, "Unleash the Dragon," leaps up to No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 for next week. When it was released back in November, Sisqo's "Dragon" entered the charts at No. 18, and dropped immediately to No. 33. But thanks to interest in his naughty-lingerie single, "Thong Song" (currently at No. 16 on the singles chart)
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 1, 1998
Editor's note: Columnist Dan Rodricks is taking some time off to undergo tests. This Just In, which normally appears in this space, will resume when he returns... Just foolin'! April Fool's! (Had ya, though, didn't I?)Dru Hill R&B updateCatching up with Dru Hill, one of the country's top R&B quartets, is not easy, considering how much the Baltimore-born group travels. They just finished a 20-city tour with Puff Daddy and soon will embark on a 55-city run with Boyz II Men. Too bad the Orioles didn't book them for a hometown gig yesterday.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
Dru Hill is many things - Baltimore's most successful R&B act; the group with the "Thong Song" lead singer; that '90s group that disappeared in the next decade, only to resurface on a little-watched reality TV show. Above all else, Dru Hill is a loving but complicated brotherhood that's been through it all. To the group's members - Mark "Sisqo" Andrews, Larry "Jazz" Anthony, Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin and Antwuan "Tao" Simpson - Dru Hill is family. Just not the suburban, picket-fence kind.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Hope everyone had a peaceful, perhaps hangover-nursing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We were off, too, so that explains the "Week in Nightlife" post coming today. Anyway, on with the shows: On Tuesday, the Guess Who's lead singer Burton Cummings performs a sold-out solo show at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis. If you're really in need of live music, head south for Bike Trip at D.C.'s Black Cat . On Wednesday, Southern sludge-metal married couple Jucifer plays Sonar's Talking Head Lounge.
NEWS
January 16, 2012
Nov. 19, 1996: Dru Hill's self-titled debut alum is released; it goes on to sell 1 million copies. 1997: Dru Hill sues Island Records after an Island employee allegedly struck the group's manager over the head with a pool cue. The case is settled, and Dru Hill remains on the label. Oct. 27, 1998: "Enter the Dru," the group's second album, is released. It peaks at No. 2 on Billboard 200 and sells more than 2 million copies. April 1999: Dru Hill shoots a video with Will Smith for the song "Wild Wild West," the lead single from the movie's soundtrack.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
Rams Head Live will greet the new year with a blast from the long, long ago past: a performance by Dru Hill, the Baltimore R&B group that's better known these days for their clips on "I Love the 90s. " The group will be on the road promoting their back catalog. Sisqo, Jazz, and Nokio haven't released a new album since last summer, when "InDRUpendence Day" came out. It seems they haven't worked on anything else since;  their official Twitter page is still plugging the 2010 album.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | July 21, 2008
A decade has passed since Dru Hill was relevant on the pop charts. Despite the time away and recent, somewhat contentious personnel changes, the '90s Baltimore R&B group, which headlined Artscape on Saturday night, has maintained the crisp dance moves and churchy harmonies. But the hourlong show was rather shapeless, and the quartet often overstuffed songs with seemingly endless vocal riffs and melismatic runs that bordered on parody. Mark "Sisqo" Andrews - the flashy, pint-sized lead singer who sports a blond mohawk these days - opened with a mini-set that summed up his successful but brief solo stint.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | July 17, 2008
Dru Hill is free. Now an independent act, the Baltimore R&B quartet, whose biggest commercial success came in the late '90s, makes its own decisions about image, touring and, most importantly, the music. Six years have passed since Dru Hill's last album, the platinum-selling Dru World Order. Since then, the group went through a contentious break with its former label, Def Soul Records, and contractually was unable to release new music for two years. The guys also took time to refocus their business affairs and management.
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By J.D. Considine | March 18, 1999
Dru Hill, the enormously popular R&B harmony group from Baltimore, will hold a press conference in New York today to announce its tour and to say goodbye to one of its members.As of now, Dru Hill consists of Sisqo, Nokio and Jazz. Woody is leaving the group to pursue a career in gospel music. There are no plans at present to replace him. Dru Hill will tour as a trio, and its members stress that the split is entirely amicable."We honor and respect Woody's decision to sing for the Lord," the remaining members said in a statement released by the group's publicists.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | July 17, 2008
Dru Hill is free. Now an independent act, the Baltimore R&B quartet, whose biggest commercial success came in the late '90s, makes its own decisions about image, touring and, most importantly, the music. Six years have passed since Dru Hill's last album, the platinum-selling Dru World Order. Since then, the group went through a contentious break with its former label, Def Soul Records, and contractually was unable to release new music for two years. The guys also took time to refocus their business affairs and management.
FEATURES
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 7, 2004
There's just enough room to jam. The dimly lighted studio on Franklintown Road is packed with instruments, microphones, metal chairs and amplifiers. Thick cords snake across the dingy carpet. Life-sized black-and-white posters of Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon adorn the red brick walls. It's around 2 on a marrow-freezing Saturday afternoon. But the ice-slick streets don't deter Groove Stu from rehearsing. Pulling off coats and caps, the nine members file in - slapping fives, hugging and teasing one another.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
Popular R&B singer Sisqo faces charges that he shot at a car from the porch of his Randallstown home and resisted arrest by Baltimore County police. The 27-year-old singer - whose legal name is Mark A. Andrews - was arrested Saturday at his house in the first block of Marks Manor Court and charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. A man visiting a neighbor told police that a man started firing at his car while he was sitting inside the vehicle about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
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