TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Answers Why Sisqo Went Solo from Dru Hill & More
TV One’s award-winning documentary series Unsung will kick off its new season by highlighting the musical journey of Dru Hill, one of R&B’s most dynamic quartets, on Sunday, February 23rd at 10 p.m. In anticipation of the season premiere, TV One has released three teaser videos in which Sisqo discusses singing “Sleeping in My Bed” and his decision to leave Dru Hill for a solo career. In addition, TV One has released a portion of the Unsung episode that recalls the clashes Dru Hill had with its record label.
Sisqo on singing “Sleeping in My Bed”:
Sisqo’s decision to go solo:
Dry Hill clashes with record label:
More on Unsung: Dru Hill and what to expect from the TV One series:
Four childhood friends from Baltimore, Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz, and Woody, took the music industry by storm in the '90s with a combination of old school vocal harmonies and effortless charisma. And when their debut album produced four top charting singles -- "Tell Me", "In My Bed," "Never Make a Promise," and "Five steps" -- Dru Hill positioned themselves as a group destined for major success. And they got an extra boost with the remarkable popularity of Sisqo's solo records. But despite a bounty of top ten hits, the group was bedeviled by clashes with their record label, one of which culminated in a public brawl, and internal problems within the group, including drug abuse, and weight issues, which ultimately resulted in the departure of two members. For all that, Dru Hill keeps on keeping on, and remains one of the most beloved singing groups performing today. In this Unsung episode, they tell the full story of their long and winding journey.
The season continues with memorable stories of influential artists including rap's first female star MC Roxanne Shante; singer/actor Christopher Williams; funk and disco band Skyy; the “Mother of Freestyle" Shannon; Grammy Award-winning crooner behind the 1972 number one single "Me and Mrs. Jones," Billy Paul; vocal powerhouse Betty Wright, best known for the 70s hit single "Clean Up Woman"; multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Al Jarreau; and Atlanta Hip-Hop quartet Goodie Mob.