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|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Labels||Artemis, Antra, Koch, Epic|
|Associated acts||Ming-Xia http://www.MingMusik.com|
|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. 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. 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 where 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|
|2003||Faster Than You Know||–|
|Year||Song||UK Singles Chart||Notes|
|2000||"Sweet Revenge"||–||re-released in 2001|
|"Things I've Seen"||#6||-|
|2003||"Faster Than You Know"||–||ft. Chali 2na|
|"Still Gonna Do It"||–||ft. Evil Dee|
|"Crazy"||–||ft. Supa Dave West|
|"Around The World"||–||-|
|"Don't Be Afraid"||–||-|
The Spook's Battle
|21,45,000 |24,27,000 |02,11,000 | style=text-align:centre;
The Spook's Sacrifice
|25,17,000 |68,23,000 |46,07,000 | style=text-align:centre;
The Spook's Mistake
|23,45,000 |56,07,000 |35,78,000 | style=text-align:centre;
- "Work in progress", JD (Spooks), rapper - interview by Phelim O'Neill, The Guardian, 25 January 2001.
- "Spooks: Infiltrating Your Mind Through Music", Interview conducted by Todd E. Jones, MVRemix, 2004.
- Chris Nettleton, "Death of an MC" (on Water-Water's death), Drowned in Sound, 22 September 2003.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 521. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- The Spooks on Allmusic
- The Spooks on imusic.am
- Spooks Biography
- Ming-Xia's solo recordings
- Interview with Joe Davis and Booker T on drownedinsound.comThe Spook's Films
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