|DRU HILL - BIOGRAPHY||
High-school friends Jazz, Sisqo, Nolio 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.