R&B group Dru Hill is preparing a comeback and they just made a major announcement about the future of the group. According to a press release, they added two new members just in time for their upcoming sixth studio album, “The Second Coming.”
They are merging with 90’s R&B group Playa, best known for their song “Cheers 2 U.” The two new members include Jawann “Smoke” Peacock and Benjamin “Black” Bush. The news comes after the 4th member of Dru Hill, Larry “Jazz” Anthony, decided to leave the group.
“While Jazz is working on solo endeavors, it only made sense to come together with our brothers,” they said in a statement. “Not many people know this, but we met way back in 1998 when we all played the Ladies Night Out tour and Playa was a trio. We’ve been family ever since. When we stepped on that stage with Dru Hill for the first time this year, it was instant magic. We knew right away that this was where we all belonged.”
Dru Hill now includes Smoke, Black, Sisqo , Nokio and Tao.
“We are bringing our churchy, soulful vocals— which is the foundation of Playa’s legacy— and adding them to the legacy of Dru Hill,” Smoke told VIBE. “I feel like we bring a whole other concept of harmonies and melodies to the table… Fans should get ready because as of this fall, R&B is no longer dead.”