Dru Hill - Dru World Order

Wednesday 1st January 2003
Dru Hill - Dru World Order
Dru Hill - Dru World Order

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Def Soul 0633772

Reviewed by Tony Cummings


If you know your mainstream R&B you'll know that the band's previous album, 'Enter The Dru', was a multi-platinum mega hit. But that was four years ago and in the cut throat world of urban music that's a long, long time. The group is now a fivesome with long time collaborator Scola now an official member. He joins Nokio, Sisqo, Jazz and Woody and this has already become a major American chart-maker. The track chosen for the first single is “I Should Be” written by newcomers and fellow Baltimore residents Everyday. Dru Hill’s sound is dominated by modern soul balladry and if you like your soul with lashings of intricate harmony you might want to investigate, even though for me there are far too many mid tempo and slow songs and one longed for a couple of faster numbers. Christian interest rests with Woody Rock’s decision to rejoin the group after his intriguing but relatively unsuccessful venture into the world of gospel. One wonders whether Dru Hill’s rambling declarations of romantic love will be sufficient to keep Woody with the group for long.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Tarah Highsmith in Toledo,Ohio @ 20:48 on Jul 29 2007

I think Dru Hill is one of the best selling groups of all times. Their music means so much I think they should come back. The kind of musicthey make relates to everybody young and old from their soft ballads to the songs that make you dance. Dru Hill keep doing what ya'll do and may god continue to bless you guys in everything you do. And for the record Sisqo was the first to party like a rockstar!!!

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