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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 30, 1999
"What I'm about to do, I'm sure nobody expected," announces Sisqo on the title track of his solo album, "Unleash the Dragon" (Def Soul 314 546 816, arriving in stores today). "But that's what I do."It sounds like typical hip-hop braggadocio, but the platinum-haired Dru Hill member is definitely out to smash some preconceptions with this album. And even though the music on "Unleash the Dragon" isn't a total departure, it does reveal unexpected aspects to the singer's sound.For listeners familiar with his Dru Hill work, Sisqo's greatest strength is his balladry.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
  By now, you have surely heard all about the Seattle Symphony's Web-phenomenon -- a viral YouTube clip of the orchestra teaming up with Sir Mix-a-Lot for a version of his 1990s posterior-fixated rap hit "Baby Got Back. " By now, you may also be in counseling after seeing the video. Some folks, among them the ever-readable classical music pooh-bah Norman Lebrecht , have railed mightily against what went down in Seattle. Others see this as a harmless bit of cross-over that can catch the attention of folks who otherwise may never give a symphony orchestra a second thought.
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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 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 Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
  By now, you have surely heard all about the Seattle Symphony's Web-phenomenon -- a viral YouTube clip of the orchestra teaming up with Sir Mix-a-Lot for a version of his 1990s posterior-fixated rap hit "Baby Got Back. " By now, you may also be in counseling after seeing the video. Some folks, among them the ever-readable classical music pooh-bah Norman Lebrecht , have railed mightily against what went down in Seattle. Others see this as a harmless bit of cross-over that can catch the attention of folks who otherwise may never give a symphony orchestra a second thought.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2001
Sisqo's mother couldn't even watch. "I'm tired of this drama," says Carolyn Andrews, Sisqo's mom, hours before the show. "I'm going to a Chris Rock movie." As the Grammys got underway last night and winners names were announced, one thing became crystal clear: There was no love in the house for Baltimore's native son. Nominated in four categories (Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song) largely because of his ode to women's undies, the ubiquitous "Thong Song," Sisqo was passed over at award time for other artists, who for one reason or another have been taken more seriously by critics.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 7, 2000
It used to be that all the producers of MTV's annual Video Music Awards show had to worry about was what the guests might say. Now they fret over what the stars will wear. Last year, for instance, rapper Lil' Kim turned up in an outfit that left half her dM-icolletage hanging out (though her outfit did include a color-coordinated pasty). And, as the show's executive producer, Salli Frat- tini, admits, "Over the years, people have tried to one-up something that happened the year before."
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2001
After the Grammy nominations were announced last month, Baltimore-native Sisqo, who earned four of the coveted bids, said simply "If I win, I'll be happy, but if I lose, I won't be crushed." Of course not, he's got 5 million other things to fall back on. Charm City's most recent golden - scratch that, platinum (in both hair color and album sales) - child is what you might call a renaissance man for the new millennium. The R&B singer makes his feature-film debut March 9 with the opening of "Get Over It" (in which Sisqo plays a high-school basketball player)
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By SUN STAFF | October 27, 2001
What's that? You didn't realize your hometown was in the running to be an Olympic site? Of course you didn't. Because almost anytime anybody other than your hometown paper mentions it, it's always the "Washington" bid for the Olympics. Or the "Washington region." As Jan Brady might pout: "Washington, Washington, Washington!" But enough whining. We may be the silent partner in this bid now, but we've got another year to help sell the U.S. Olympic Committee on holding the 2012 Summer Games here.
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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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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 30, 1999
"What I'm about to do, I'm sure nobody expected," announces Sisqo on the title track of his solo album, "Unleash the Dragon" (Def Soul 314 546 816, arriving in stores today). "But that's what I do."It sounds like typical hip-hop braggadocio, but the platinum-haired Dru Hill member is definitely out to smash some preconceptions with this album. And even though the music on "Unleash the Dragon" isn't a total departure, it does reveal unexpected aspects to the singer's sound.For listeners familiar with his Dru Hill work, Sisqo's greatest strength is his balladry.
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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 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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