1998 Dru Hill – Enter The Dru

Enter The Dru is the second studio album from American R&B group Dru Hill, released October 27, 1998 on Island Records. The album’s name comes from Bruce Lee’s film, Enter the Dragon. This is the first album that the group were credited as executive producers as all four members wrote and produced several of the songs. It released three singles “How Deep Is Your Love”, “These Are The Times” and “You Are Everything”. The singles all had music videos released, but the music video for “You Are Everything” was a remix video, which featured rapper Ja Rule, and Woody did not appear in it due to his exit from the group in early 1999. The remix version was featured on lead singer Sisqó’s debut album, Unleash the Dragon. Recording sessions for the album took place at Larabee Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. In May 1999, it was certified double-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), after sales exceeding 2,000,000 copies in the United States.

Tracks

1  Enter The Dru (Interlude) (Dave Evans; Mark Andrews) 00:53
2  Real Freak (Dave Evans; Mark Andrews) 03:34
3  How Deep Is Your Love (Mark Andrews; Rick Cousin; Tamir Ruffin; Warryn Campbell) 04:21
4  This Is What We Do (Clifford Smith; James Carter; Mark Andrews; Rick Cousin) 04:21
5  Holding You (Larry Anthony; Rick Cousin) 04:28
6  I’m Wondering (Rick Cousin; Tamir Ruffin; Warryn Campbell) 04:18
7  You Are Everything (Mark Andrews; Rick Cousin) 04:35
8  I’ll Be The One (Daryl Simmons) 04:26
9  Nowhere Without You (Interlude) (James Green; Mark Andrews) 01:08
10  One Good Reason (Ralph B Stacy; Raphael Brown) 04:03
11  Angel (Interlude) (James Green; Warryn Campbell) 01:33
12 Angel (James Green; Warryn Campbell) 04:24
13  What I Do With The Love (Diane Warren) 04:46
14  Beauty (Guy Roche; Phil Weatherspoon; Tamir Ruffin) 04:32
15  These Are The Times (Damon Thomas; Kenneth Edmonds) 05:29
16  The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind) (Larry Wade; Terry Callier) 05:35
17  What Are We Gonna Do (Anthony Crawford; Rick Cousin; Tamir Ruffin) 05:04

Musicians

8 I’ll Be The One

BassRonnie Garrett
Drums (programming)William Thomas
Drums (programming)Daryl Simmons
GuitarSonny Lallerstadt
KeyboardsDaryl Simmons


11 Angel (Interlude)

PianoWarryn Campbell


12 Angel

StringsCameron Stone


13 What I Do With The Love

GuitarJames Harrah
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsGuy Roche
ProgrammingSimon Franglen


14 Beauty

GuitarJames Harrah
KeyboardsGuy Roche
KeyboardsNokio


15 These Are The Times

BassAlex Al
Drums (programming)BabyFace
Drums (programming)Damon Thomas
GuitarMichael Thompson
KeyboardsBabyFace
KeyboardsDamon Thomas
PianoGreg Phillinganes


16 The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)

BassRonnie Garrett
Drums (programming)William Thomas
Drums (programming)Daryl Simmons
GuitarSonny Lallerstadt
KeyboardsDaryl Simmons

Liner Notes

Producer – Sisqo (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9)
Producer – Dutch (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)
Producer – Nokio (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17)
Producer – Warryn Campbell (Tracks 3, 6, 9, 11, 12)
Producer – Daryl Simmons (Tracks 8, 16)
Producer – Ralph B. Stacy (Track 10)
Producer – Guy Roche (Tracks 13, 14)
Producer – David Foster (Track 13)
Producer – Babyface, Damon Thomas (Track 15)
Co-producer – Baby Dave (Tracks 1, 2)
Co-producer – Larry Jazz Anthony (Track 5)
Producer (Executive) – Abdul Haqq Islam, Dru Hill, Hiriam Hicks, Kenneth Crear, Kevin Peck
Coordinator – Ivy Skoff (Tracks 8, 15, 16)
Arranged By – Sisqo (Track 9)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 13)
Arranged By (Strings) – Larry Gold, Sisqo (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By (Lead Vocals) – Raphael Brown (Track 10)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Sisqo (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 17)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Dutch, Larry Jazz Anthony (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Warryn Campbell (Track 12)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Nokio (Tracks 13, 17)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Guy Roche (Track 13)
Conductor (Strings) – Larry Gold, Sisqo (Track 1)
Engineer – Paul Boutin (Track 15)
Engineer (Assistant) – Kevin Lively (Tracks 8, 16)
Engineer (Assistant) – Dylan Vaughan (Tracks 10, 14)
Engineer (Assistant) – Aaron Sprague (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Tom Bender (Track 13)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Pascal Volberg (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – E’lyk (Track 15)
Engineer (Assistant Recording) – Pascal Volberg (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant Recording) – Storm, Ted Regier (Track 2)
Mastered By – Chris Gehringer
Mixed By – Jon Smeltz (Track 1)
Mixed By – Manny Marroquin (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14)
Mixed By – Thom Kidd (Tracks 8, 16)
Mixed By – Bonzai (Track 9)
Mixed By – Thom Russo (Track 11)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Track 13)
Mixed By – Jon Gass (Track 15)
Recorded By – Jon Smeltz (Tracks 1, 2)
Recorded By – Manny Marroquin (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12)
Recorded By – Joe Warlick (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)
Recorded By – Greg Burns, Rafa Sardina (Track 4)
Recorded By – Thom Kidd (Tracks 8, 16)
Recorded By – Jason Rome, Ralph B. Stacy (Track 10)
Recorded By – Felipe Elgueta, Mario Luccy (Tracks 13, 14)
Recorded By – Felipe Elgueta (Track 13)
Tracking By – J Funk (Track 4)

Art Direction, Design – Rebellious Designs
Photography – Tracy Lamonica, Beth Coller, John Garcia, Peter Reitxfeld, Welch Golightly

Mastered At Hit Factory Mastering
Mixed At Brandon’s Way Recording
Mixed At Battery Studios, New York
Mixed At The Enterprise
Mixed At The Studio
Mixed At The Hit Factory
Mixed At Larrabee West
Mixed At Record Plant
Mixed At Barking Doctor Recording
Mixed At Larrabee North
Recorded At Brandon’s Way Recording
Recorded At Chartmaker Studios
Recorded At Bananaboat Studios
Recorded At Private Recording Studio
Recorded At Silent Sound Studios
Recorded At The Enterprise
Recorded At Electric Lady Studios
Recorded At The Studio
Recorded At Battery Studios, New York
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
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