DRU HILL UNCOVEREDPublished by Taj R. Chrisp on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 9:21 am.
During last night’s LIVESTREAM, Keith Sweat’s Platinum House Occupants and R&B group Dru Hill opened up and let Centric in on some little known facts about the group and their evolution. From dance moves to dysfunction. Check out what we learned about the Baltimore quartet…and trust us, there are some things many of you super fans probably might not know.
1. Those trademark “jumps” that Dru Hill does (most memorably in the “Tell Me” video) were inspired by church. Inspired by the gospel feel of the track, the group was reminded a church deacon’s aisle step. They took that walk, developed it into a jump, and the Dru Hill “jump” was born.
2. The “In My Bed (remix)” music video was shot the day after the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles.
3. Dru Hill rose from the bottom all the way to the top without a co-sign from any huge artists or producers on their first album (i.e. Diddy or Jermaine Dupri).
4. Nokio was Trey Songz’s A&R before getting back into the studio for this latest Dru Hill project.
5. If Nokio wasn’t in music, he would have attended John’s Hopkins University for medicine.
6. Sisqo studied commercial art in high school and was recruited by Disney to work for them upon graduating high school, but he of course chose to sing with Dru Hill.
7. Sisqo’s daughter was the little girl at the beginning of his “Thong Song” video in 1999.
8. Dru Hill is working on releasing a video game, complete with the group’s music as the soundtrack.
9. Nokio said that there will always be a Dru Hill even if there are NO original members left.
10. The group doesn’t belive in canceling a show for illness. Sisqo has performed with a sprained ankle and Nokio has performed on crutches