KISSTORY THE BEST OLD SKOOL & ANTHEMS AT NASIMI BEACH
BLACKSTREET + JAGGED EDGE + NEXT + ARTFUL DODGER + LUCK & NEAT + BABY D =
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.