Enter the Dru

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The best of the late-'90s R&B crooning quartets ups the musical ante on their sophomore album, lacing the silky-smooth grooves with splashes of street-tough shouts that are meant to antagonize as much as they are to seduce. And for a good deal of Enter the Dru, the formula works. There's a gutsy edge to the songs here especially the hard-knocking "How Deep Is Your Love" that make one-time peers like Boyz II Men sound like the soulless R&B robots they are. Even when they get all warm and cozy with Babyface on the potentially mushy "These Are the Times" in spite the absurdity of the straight-faced line "Tear you up in little pieces/Swallow you like Reese's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The best of the late-'90s R&B crooning quartets ups the musical ante on their sophomore album, lacing the silky-smooth grooves with splashes of street-tough shouts that are meant to antagonize as much as they are to seduce. And for a good deal of Enter the Dru, the formula works. There's a gutsy edge to the songs here especially the hard-knocking "How Deep Is Your Love" that make one-time peers like Boyz II Men sound like the soulless R&B robots they are. Even when they get all warm and cozy with Babyface on the potentially mushy "These Are the Times" in spite the absurdity of the straight-faced line "Tear you up in little pieces/Swallow you like Reese's Pieces", Dru Hill slice into the section of '90s soul music that crosses bedroom come-ons with classic street savvy and nervy beats without sounding at all whipped.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/1998
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731452454225
  • Catalog Number: 524542
  • Sales rank: 10,177

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dru Hill Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards
David Foster Keyboards
Michael Thompson Bass
Alex Al Bass, Piano
Simon Franglen Synclavier
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Larry Gold Conductor
James Harrah Guitar
Sonny Lallerstedt Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Piano, Keyboards
Guy Roche Keyboards
Daryl Simmons Keyboards
Method Man Rap, Track Performer
Cameron Stone Strings
Damon Thomas Keyboards
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Ralph Stacy Keyboards
Nokio the N-Tity Keyboards, Vocals
Phil Weatherspoon Keyboards
Sisqó Conductor, Vocals
Warryn Campbell Piano
Chunky Brown Eyes Track Performer
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, drum programming
David Foster Producer
R. Brown Vocal Arrangements
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Simon Franglen Synclavier Programming
John Garcia Photo Assistance
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Larry Gold String Arrangements, String Conductor
Hiriam Hicks Executive Producer
Thom "TK" Kidd Engineer
Mario Lucy Engineer
Manny Marroquin Engineer
Kevin Peck Executive Producer
Greg Phillinganes drum programming
Guy Roche Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Daryl Simmons Producer, drum programming
Jon Smeltz Engineer
Damon Thomas Producer, drum programming
Moana Suchard Engineer
Ralph Stacy Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Paul Boutin Engineer
Rafa Sardina Engineer
Joe Warlick Engineer
Jason Rome Engineer
April Roomet Stylistic Advisor, Stylistic Assistant
Nokio the N-Tity Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, Vocal Producer
Sisqó Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Greg Burns Engineer
Warryn Campbell Producer
Dutch Producer
Baby Dave Producer
Laurie Chang Stylistic Advisor, Stylistic Assistant
Beth Coller Photo Assistance
James "Woody" Green Producer
William "P Sound" Thomas drum programming
Heba Thorisdottir grooming, Groomer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yes!

    okay, i loved these brothas from tha get*go but this was their first cd that i bought. i was highly impressed. "the love we had..." and "what are you gonna do" are two of my all time favorite songs. they're so beautiful. this cd is fun, it's got upbeat, it's got slow jamz. cop this album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Off The Hinges

    I think whether or not yous and R$B, Rap, Country or whatever, you gotta appreciate these brothas talents. This albums got everything some slow jams, some fast cuts and everything in between. Basically, the perfect date cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    liked

    I LOVED THEIR CD IT WAS OFF THE HOOK.THE WORDS TO SOME OF THEIR SONG WERE JUST SO TOUCHING.I THINK THEM SPLITING UP WAS THE WORSE THING THAT COULD OF HAPPENED.THEY NEED TO GET BACK TOGETHER AND MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM.BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE.LOVE YOU GUYS ALWAYS NO MATTER WHAT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply the Best

    I've had this CD for a while now and I just want to let ya'll know that this cd is the best ever. My favorite tracks are 'You are Everything' & 'Beauty'. So If you love r&b go check out this cd.

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