Enter the Dru

Enter the Dru

4.5 6
by Dru Hill
     
 

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 (especiallySee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/1998
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731452454225
catalogNumber:
524542
Rank:
30098

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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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