Attention die-hard Dru Hill fans. Think you know all there is to know about the R&B crooning fellas from Baltimore? Well, we have some little known facts that just might have you updating your fanpage. Take Note.
1. WHAT’S IN A NAME
The group’s name, Dru Hill, was taken from their favorite hangout, Druid Hill Park in their hometown of Baltimore, MD.
2. JAZZ MEETS OPERA
Member Jazz studied classical music (Baroque to Opera) at the Baltimore School of the Arts (of which Jada Pinkett-Smith and Tupac Shakur are alums).
3. SHUT IT DOWN
The late Michael Jackson flew Sisqo to Virginia in 2001, so the singer could meet the pop icon for the first time. The pair shut down highways on the way to Jillian’s Discover Mills (now Dave & Buster’s Discover Mills), which was also shut down for the duo.
4. BOO WHO?
Around the ages of 13 years old, Dru Hill was booed after Nokio tripped over a chord during a performance at New York’s famed Apollo Theatre. Luckily for them, the heckling didn’t last long and the group won the competition for the night.
5. DYE HARD
Sisqo dyed his hair from natural black to intense blonde on a whim, moments before the group went on set to record their first video, “Tell Me.” The other group members were afraid it would ruin his image, and asked him to cover it up for their album cover, but it turned out to be one of the most defining elements of his—and the group.
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