David “Davinch” Chance and Dante “Chi” Jordan, known professionally as Ruff Enz, say that their name comes from their West Baltimore neighborhood, which has a reputation for being the rough part of the city. The duo rose to prominence in the early 2000s after signing with Epic Records where they released the single “Don’t Forget About Me”, which was featured in the film Blue Streak. They went on to release two albums that yielded chart topping singles. Still, Baltimore wasn’t far from their hearts and minds when they reunited more than a decade after they disbanded for “Time 4 Change”, their musical response to the uprising that followed the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in 2015. Now Chance and Jordan have returned to the studio to record a new album entitled “Rebirth”, which will be released on April 2. In the meantime, fans have the single “Be The One” to tide them over. “Be The One” brings back the romance and sensuality that was a Ruff Endz staple in the early 2000s with modern R&B elements such as delivery that blurs the line between the soulful Dru Hill and Jodeci inspired singing and the hip hop influenced vocal delivery that favored contemporary R&B vocalists. The themes addressed in “Be The One” are timeless: commitment, loyalty and devotion. Listen to “Be The One” below.

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