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
Members (at disbandment)
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.



Year Album UK Albums Chart[4]
2000 S.I.O.S.O.S. #25
2003 Faster Than You Know


Year Song UK Singles Chart[4] Notes
2000 "Sweet Revenge" re-released in 2001
"Things I've Seen" #6 -
2001 "Karma Hotel" #15 -
"Yes" -
"I Believe" -
"Sweet Revenge" #67 -
"Swindley's Maracas" -
2003 "Faster Than You Know" ft. Chali 2na
"Still Gonna Do It" ft. Evil Dee
"Crazy" ft. Supa Dave West
"Break" -
"Around The World" -
"Change" -
"Don't Be Afraid" -


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