The Spooks

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The Spooks
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip-hop
Years active 1994-2003
Labels Artemis, Antra, Koch, Epic
Associated acts Ming-Xia http://www.MingMusik.com
Members (at disbandment)
Booka-T
Hypno
Ming-Xia
Joe Davis
Past members Water Water (1995-2003), deceased

Spooks was an American hip-hop/R&B group, active in the late 1990s. The members of the group got together in 1994, taking their name from the novel by Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat By The Door.[1][2] After attaining success throughout Europe with their album S.I.O.S.O.S., Vol. 1, Spooks garnered a hit with the single, "Things I've Seen" (featured in the Laurence Fishburne film Once in the Life). Water-Water left the group before their second album Faster Than You Know, and died in a car accident in September 2003, days before the album's release.[3] The group disbanded soon afterwards, with little heard from the members since. In 2009 Ming Xia appeared on Chali 2na's Fish Outta Water. The Spooks were discovered by Philadelphia Hip-Hop Legend "Parry P" He was also the one who signed them to the Antra Records. Where he was the Vice President of A&R.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUT BEL FRA GER NLD NZL SWI UK
2000 S.I.O.S.O.S.
  • Released: February 8, 2000
  • Label: Antra/Artemis/Sony
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
39 19 55 73 94 36 73 25
  • UK: Gold
2003 Faster Than You Know
  • Released: 2003
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUT BEL DEN FIN FRA GER IRE ITA NL NOR NZ SWE SWI UK
2000 "Sweet Revenge" 67 S.I.O.S.O.S.
"Things I've Seen" 4 6 10 12 4 24 21 28 10 11 16 8 10 6
2001 "Karma Hotel" 34 55 83 65 48 78 15
"Yes" Non-Album Single
"I Believe" S.I.O.S.O.S.
"Swindley's Maracas"
2003 "Faster Than You Know" 117 Faster Than You Know
"Still Gonna Do It"
"Crazy"
"Change"
"Don't Be Afraid"

References[edit]

External links[edit]

The Spook's Films