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Silk

There’s more than 1 band called Silk. For the japanese one that was not formed by 大森絹子(Kinuko Oomori), please refer to SiLK.

Silk is a five-man R&B group best known for their 1993 #1 single “Freak Me” from their debut album Lose Control. They had another hit single from the Lose Control album “Girl U For Me” which helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with hits like “Meeting In My Bedroom” and “Tonight.”

The group is made up of Tim Cameron, Jim Gates, Gary Glenn, Gary Jenkins and John Rasboro and they were found by popular music artist Keith Sweat.

They continued the popularity of the various New Jack Swing groups that emerged in the late 80’s and 90’s.

Jenkins (known to fans as Lil G) made his stage debut in 2002 as AJ in the Tyler Perry play “Madea’s Family Reunion”. In 2002, Elektra Records trimmed its artist roster and dropped Silk and Sweat from the label.


Silk is an American R&B group, formed in 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Silk is best known for their hit singles, "Freak Me", and "Happy Days" from their debut album, Lose Control. Another hit from Lose Control, "Girl U For Me", helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as "I Can Go Deep", "Hooked on You", "Don't Rush", "If You" (released February 23, 1999) "Meeting in My Bedroom", and "We're Calling You."

Silk was discovered by the musician Keith Sweat. The group was originally a quintet made up of Timothy "Timzo" Cameron, Jimmy Gates, Jr., Johnathen "John John" Rasboro, Tyga Graham & Albert Allen. Gary "Big G" Glenn & Gary "lil G" Jenkins joined shortly after after the departures of Graham & Allen. In 2002, Silk left the label and took a hiatus. That same year, Jenkins went on to pursue other interests and made his stage debut in 2002 as 'AJ' in the Tyler Perry play Madea's Family Reunion. He resurfaced musically in 2007 with his solo debut, The Other Side. In addition to being discovered by Keith Sweat, Silk and Sweat both appeared in the group, Black Men United on the track, "U Will Know" for the movie, Jason's Lyric the film's soundtrack.

In 2003 – down to a quartet – Silk released their fifth album Silktime on their own label Silk Music Group. The album featured the songs "Silktime", "My Girl", "Alibi", "More", "You (The Baby Song)", "Check My Story" and a cover version of Blue Magic's "Sideshow". That song reunited them with their mentor Keith Sweat. The album appeared in the Billboard 200.

In 2006, the group returned with their sixth release, a covers album entitled Always And Forever on Shanachie Records. The album featured covers of R&B songs including "Adore" by Prince, "Always and Forever" by Heatwave, and "Secret Garden" by Quincy Jones. "Secret Garden" was the first and only single.

In 2014, the quintet, composed of the original members who debuted in 1992, announced that their seventh studio album, Day & Night was in production.

Silk was discovered by artist Keith Sweat.
The group was originally a quintet made up of Tim Cameron, Jimmy Gates, Gary "Big G" Glenn, Gary "Lil G" Jenkins and Jonathen "John-John" Rasboro.

 

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