Aaron Hall (musician)

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Aaron Hall (born August 10, 1964, The Bronx, New York, grew up in Brooklyn, New York) is an American R&B singer and songwriter. He is a current member of the group Guy,[1] which he founded in the late 1980s, along with new jack swing producer Teddy Riley and songwriter Timmy Gatling, who was later replaced by Hall's brother Damion Hall.

Life and work[edit]

As a solo singer, Hall's hits include the #1 R&B single, "Don't Be Afraid" (from the Juice soundtrack in 1991 and also on the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on New Jack Swing radio station CSR 103.9), the original and the remix of Don't Be Afraid was produced Hank Shocklee from The Bomb Squad, who also produced Public Enemy's music. His Top 3 single, "I Miss You" (from his solo debut in 1993), reached #2 on the R&B chart and later peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his biggest pop hit.

In the spring of 1994, Hall recorded the song, "Gonna Give it to Ya" with Jewell from the Above the Rim movie soundtrack starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin.

He also participated in several projects with R. Kelly and joined Kelly and a group of fellow R&B singers as well as the singer's brother Damion Hall in the song "U Will Know" from the Jason's Lyric soundtrack. Hall also recorded the song "Heaven's Girl" with R. Kelly, Ronald Isley & Charlie Wilson on Quincy Jones 1996 album Q's Jook Joint.

Hall has a son with hip hop model Gloria Velez, who was born in the mid-1990s when Velez was a teenager. He was featured with 2Pac, K-Ci & JoJo and Danny Boy in the 2Pac single "Toss It Up" in his 1996 album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.

Hall reunited with his brother and Riley as Guy on their 2000 reunion album, Guy III, which featured the modest hit, "Dancin'".

In July 2005, Aaron Hall released his most recent album entitled Adults Only: The Final Album.

As of 2009, Aaron Hall has a show titled "Aaron Hall's Dog Rehab".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Truth (1993)
  • Inside Of You (1998)
  • Adults Only: The Final Album (2005)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US
Hot 100
US
R&B/Hip-Hop
1992 "Don't Be Afraid" 44 1 Juice soundtrack & The Truth
"It's Gonna Be Alright" - - Boomerang soundtrack
1993 "Get a Little Freaky with Me" - 48 The Truth
"Let's Make Love" - 36
1994 "I Miss You" 14 2
"When You Need Me" - 30
1995 "Curiosity" - 36 Dangerous Minds soundtrack
"Scent of Attraction (duet w/Patra)" - 82 Scent of Attraction
1996 "Toss It Up (Makaveli w/ Aaron Hall, Danny Boy, K-Ci & JoJo)" - 82 The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
1998 "All The Places (I Will Kiss You)" 26 8 Inside of You
2000 "Why You Tryin' to Play Me" - -

| 2011 | Bye Baby (Nas w/ Aaron Hall) | - | - | Life Is Good

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: Aaron Hall". AMG. Retrieved 20 May 2010.