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Current Members
Jazz (Born Larry Eugene Anthony, Jr., April 23, 1977 in Baltimore, MD)
Sisq (Born Mark Andrews, November 9, 1978 in Baltimore, MD)
Nokio (Acronym: Nasty On Key In Octave) (Born Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin, January 21, 1979 in Baltimore, MD)
Tao (Member: 2008-present) (Born Antwuan Simpson)

Former Members:
Woody (Member: 1995-1999 & 2002-March 6, 2008) (A.K.A. Woody Rock) (Born James Green, September 10, 1976 in Baltimore, MD)
Scola (Member: 2002-2007) (Born Rufus Waller)

Dru Hill

Albums
Dru Hill
Dru Hill - Enter The Dru
Dru Hill - Dru World Order
Dru Hill - Hits
Dru Hill - InDRUpendence Day (Advance)
Dru Hill - InDRUpendence Day
Scola - Scola's Lost Treasures
Sisq - Unleash The Dragon
Sisq - Return Of The Dragon

Singles
Dru Hill - 5 Steps (Single)

Also Featured On...
Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert
Crooked I - An I For An I (Sisq)
Crooked I - The Boss Is Back (Sisq)
Crooked I - The Death Row Collection (Sisq)
Crooked I - Hood Star (Sisq)
Death Row Records Unreleased Hits Vol. 1 (Sisq)
DMX - ...And Then There Was X (Sisq)
DMX - The DMX Files: Live And Uncensored (DVD) (Sisq)
Foxy Brown - The Hits And Unreleased Vol. 1
How To Be A Player
In Too Deep (Nokio)
Merry Fucking Christmas 6: The Miracles Of Christmas (Thug Radio Mixtape)
MTV Party To Go '98
Ma
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (Jazz & Sisq)
Ruff Ryders - Ryde Or Die Vol. 1 (Nokio)
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2 (Jazz)
Queen Latifah - Order In The Court (Sisq)
So So Def Presents Definition Of A Remix
Soul Food
Soul Food The Series: The Best R&B Of 2000 (Sisq & Jazz)
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 (Sisq)
The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Volume 1
Wild Wild West

Bio From AllMusic.Com
High-school friends Jazz, Sisqo, Nokio and Woody formed Dru Hill in 1995 named in honor of their Baltimore neighborhood, Druid Hill Park. The rappers performed at the music-industry convention Impact '96 and were signed by Island not long after. By late 1996, Dru Hill had released its self-titled debut album, produced by Keith Sweat, Stanley Brown and Tim "Dawg" Patterson. The single "Tell Me" culled from the soundtrack to the film Eddie became a Top Five R&B hit and later went gold; Enter The Dru followed in 1998, peaking at number two on the Billboard album chart. Despite Sisq's solo success with "Thong Song," the group continued intact -- along with new member Scola -- and issued Dru World Order in 2002, two years after it was initially slated for release. Hits followed in 2005, eventually reaching three million in sales. Scola was later replaced by Antwuan "Tao" Simpson, and the group released its fourth studio album, InDRUpendence Day, in 2010. Their return was the subject of Keith Sweat's Platinum House, a reality series broadcast on the Centric channel. John Bush

Sisq's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Even before Sisq became an overnight superstar in summer 2000 with the infamous "Thong Song," he was no stranger to success. Not many may have recognized his name, but his voice was no doubt familiar, since he was a member of the massively successful '90s R&B group Dru Hill. In 2000, though, Sisq finally became a household name thanks to his debut solo album, Unleash The Dragon. "Thong Song" and its scandalous yet ubiquitous video on MTV propelled the album to the top of the charts, followed by another huge hit, "Incomplete." By the end of 2000, Sisq was not only a music star but also a teen phenomenon because of his youthful looks, toned body, trendy clothing, and stylish hair and his omnipresence on MTV obviously didn't hurt. A year after "Thong Song" first blew up, Sisq returned with his second album, Return Of The Dragon, and also had lined up a startling number of acting opportunities, reaffirming his superstar status.

Long before Sisq dyed his hair and tattooed his body, he was born Mark Andrews in Baltimore, MD. He co-founded the group Dru Hill in 1995 with high school friends Jazz, Nokio, and Woody and saw their debut album released in 1996, instantly notable for Keith Sweat's production work. But Dru Hill quickly became noteworthy themselves with "Tell Me," a huge R&B hit. Two years later in 1998, Sisq again graced the airwaves with the second Dru Hill album, Enter The Dru. After the success of this album, it didn't take long for the prolific young artist to bounce back the following summer with his solo album, Unleash The Dragon. The album's hit singles propelled it to multi-platinum success, setting the stage for Sisq's forays into acting. He first appeared in the teen comedy Get Over It, before signing a development deal with NBC television and a five-picture deal with Miramax.

Following commercially successful guest appearances on DMX's "What These Bitches Want" and Lil' Kim's "How Many Licks" that kept him in the spotlight while he spent time in the studio, Sisq re-emerged in the summer of 2001 with Return Of The Dragon, his attempt to prove that "Thong Song" wasn't just a novelty success. Featuring production by Teddy Riley on the lead single, "Can I Live," the album certainly seemed positioned for mammoth success. And if the music wasn't potent enough, Def Soul's marketing barrage, again featuring tons of MTV exposure and an aggressive targeting of the teen audience, ensured the album's success. Jason Birchmeier

Jazz' Bio From Wikipedia
Jazz (born Larry Eugene Anthony, Jr. on April 23, 1977 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American R&B singer. He is best known as a member of the successful R&B group Dru Hill, serving as second lead singer for the group. During Dru Hill's 1999 - 2002 hiatus, Jazz recorded a traditional R&B solo album. However, Def Jam never released the album, although at least three of its songs, "Damn", "War", and "Housewife", turned up on Def Jam promotional mixtapes. Two more surfaced on Def Jam soundtrack LPs: a ballad entitled "Here With Me" was featured on the 2000 soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and the Jill Scott-guested neo soul track "Love Again" was included on the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack. Jazz also made a number of guest appearances on tracks by artists such as R&B vocalist Miss Jones and jazz saxophonist Kim Waters, and joins Case, Musiq, Montell Jordan, R.L. from Next, and Stevie J. on "Sweet November", a song from the soundtrack to the soundtrack of the Soul Food The Series, based on the 1997 film which also included Dru Hill's "We're Not Making Love No More" on its soundtrack. Jazz's one-time company, Taj Entertainment, featured artists such as Cherri "Lala", a singer/songwriter known for her song "Madame Cherri" from HBO's Cathouse, as well as Tre-Son', a 3 man group from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One singer from that particular group, now known as Jim Beanz, has branched off and is working as a producer for the likes of Britney Spears, Duran Duran, and Nelly Furtado. In early 2008, the original quartet version of Dru Hill began touring alongside fellow 1990s R&B acts Tony! Toni! Ton!, Bell Biv Devoe, and their former producer Keith Sweat. On March 6, the group appeared on WERQ, a Baltimore radio station, to promote their reunion. In the midst of their interview, however, Woody announced he was quitting the group again to dedicate himself to his gospel ministry. A YouTube video shows Sisq walking out on the interview as a result, and Woody, Nokio, and Jazz fighting, although the authenticity of the conflict has been called into question.

Official Sites: Dru Hill Online, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Fuckin' Twitter, Sisqo's MySpace, Official Sisqo Site, Scola's MySpace, Official Scola Site, Sisqo's Facebook, Sisqo's Fuckin' Twitter, Nokio's Fuckin' Twitter & Jazz's Fuckin' Twitter

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