Between the Cam’ron and Ma$e beef (Ma$e 1, Cam 0) and new Dru Hill music, I’m back in 1997, a time when I knew nothing of adulting. My biggest worry in middle school was wondering if I was gonna have boobs or nah.
Christmas in Baltimore is Dru Hill’s first album in seven years. I didn’t even know that Nokio was back in the group but Woody and Scola are out. And there is a new member named Tao? Clearly, I never watched their reality show, Keith Sweat's Platinum House. Dru World Order was legit the last I’ve heard of Dru Hill.
Christmas in Baltimore is kinda Christmas music. It’s as if Dru Hill wanted to test the waters before putting out a full R&B album. It’s a nine-track album and they sound good. I get all the feels while listening and I realized that I missed hearing Sisqo, Jazz and Nokio. The seasonal set features renditions of “This Christmas,” “No Holiday,” “T’is the Season,” “Underneath the Mistletoe,” and the moving closer, “Silent Night.”
The project definitely is solid and if you’re a fan of Dru Hill, it will have you fiending for more original music from them.
Shout out to Baltimore! I’m a #charmcityflygirl.
Stand Out Tracks:
“T’is the Season”- is turn up Christmas music. Like, if your eccentric auntie who is mildly drunk at Christmas had a theme song- this would be it.
“Get Away”- Christmas baecation music.