KIS­STORY THE BEST OLD SKOOL & AN­THEMS AT NASIMI BEACH

BLACK­STREET + JAGGED EDGE + NEXT + ART­FUL DODGER + LUCK & NEAT + BABY D =

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Eric Wil­liams from Black­street

‘No Dig­gity,’ Black­street’s break­out hit in 1996, is a time­less slice of hip hop – don’t just take our word for it though, as it’s one of the most streamed tracks on Spo­tify with over 30 mil­lion plays. The track with Dr Dre scored the Amer­i­can group a Bill­board No.1 while they won a Grammy in 1998 for Best R&B Per­for­mance. The al­bum went huge, go­ing four times Plat­inum in the US, and land­ing them guest spots on Jay Z’s al­bum The City Is Mine, while they were also part of the Ru­grats sound­track (a pretty big deal in the 90s (trust us mil­len­nium kids). The band then went through a pro­longed pe­riod of tur­bu­lence, with break ups and re­union tours, be­fore past mem­bers in­clud­ing Eric Wil­liams agreed to carry the name on and bring ‘No Dig­gity’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me’ around the world again.

RL from Next

RL, or Robert Lavelle Hug­gar to his Mum, is the lead singer and front­man of 90s R&B group Next, and hit the big time in the late 90s with a trio of hits in­clud­ing ‘Too Close,’ ‘Wifey’ and ‘I Still Love You.’ With RL work­ing along­side the Brown broth­ers, the band were named the Top New R&B artist by Bill­board, while they also ap­peared on Des­tiny Child’s The Writ­ing’s On The Wall al­bum in 1999. They were also one of the first acts to col­lab­o­rate with 50 Cent in 2000 on their Welcome II Nex­tasy al­bum which spawned one of their big­gest hits, ‘Wifey.’ They briefly signed to In­ter­scope in the mid 00s, while RL also worked on sev­eral solo al­bums, be­fore the band re-grouped and started re­leas­ing new mu­sic last year, in­clud­ing new sin­gle ‘Leav­ing With Me.’

Wingo from Jagged Edge

The last of the Amer­i­can R&B acts at Kis­story, Jagged Edge are another 90s band who have re­leased mu­sic con­sis­tently since their launch in 1997. They’ve re­leased 8 al­bums to date, in­clud­ing 2014’s JE Heart­break and are cur­rently signed to Jer­maine Dupree’s la­bel So So Def, with Dupree pro­duc­ing many of the band’s big­gest hits.

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