Soul Nation Present: Busta Rhymes, 112, Dru Hill

In 2012, rap legend Busta Rhymes made a triumphant return to the game with two Grammy nominations for "Look At Me Now," his chart-topping collaboration with young R&B star Chris Brown. Rhymes continued to assert his preeminence on the Superstars of Hip Hop Tour in 2013, delivering songs like "Kill Dem" and "Respect My Conglomerate" with his signature machine gun speed and entertaining ticket buyers with his outré style and seizure-inspired dance moves. Since signing with Cash Money Records in 2011, Rhymes has been busier than ever, releasing a spate of successful singles including "Twerk It" featuring Nicki Minaj from his 2014 album E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2).

With roots in gospel, soul and hip-hop, these boys know how to mesmerize a crowd with their voices. 112 started in Atlanta, Georgia with Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker and Daron Jones. The group met in high school and performed in talent shows and churches until they were discovered by Combs. 2005's Please & Pain went platinum and, though the band broke up shortly after, their fans remained devoted. “Only You” and “Cupid,” the singles off their first album, peaked at No. 3 and No. 2, respectively, on the Billboard R&B charts. “I’ll Be Missing You,” topped the Billboard Hot 1 — and earned them a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Years later, 112 was still topping charts with the song “Na, Na, Na,” featuring dancehall legend Super Cat. The band has managed to keep their clean, wholesome image, which continues to attract fans and propel the popularity of their reunion tour. 

Live shows have always shown Dru Hill at their best, ever since they were snapped up by Island Records when a scout saw them singing for crowds in a Baltimore-area fudge shop. After being snapped up, their 1996 self-titled debut album went platinum and spawned their Top 5 debut “Tell Me” and No. 1 hits "In My Bed” and "Never Make a Promise.” They soon became one the hottest tickets around, distinguishing themselves from many of the '90s era boy bands by writing their own songs, producing their own records, and displaying serious singing talent. Their second album, "Enter The Dru," went double-platinum, but the band’s bleach-blonde dancing machine Sisqo was attracting attention all on his own. Dru Hill parted ways for a while, but now they’re back and eager to prove themselves once more.


Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:00pm


Santander Arena
700 Penn St
19602 Reading , PA
Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Pennsylvania US