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Dave Hollister


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Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. Some of his biggest early appearances were with 2Pac on tracks like “Brenda’s Got A Baby.”

His next big move was when he was signed to Teddy Riley’s R&B group BLACKstreet in 1994. He worked with the group on their first album and then left the group to pursue his own solo career. He was signed to DreamWorks Records and began working on an album.

In 1999, Hollister released his first albumm, Ghetto Hymns. The album was successful, going gold, and creating one hit single, “My Favorite Girl.” “My Favorite Girl” reached #10 on the R&B charts.

Hollister’s follow-up album, Chicago ‘85… The Movie was released in 2000. The album was an autobiographical work and went gold. “One Woman Man” the album’s biggest single, reached #8 on the R&B charts.

For his third effort, Hollister moved to Motown Records. He hoped the new label would instill new energy into his music. The album, Things In the Game Done Changed was released in 2002 and faired poorly on the charts and radio.

As a result of the album’s shortcomings, Hollister returned to DreamWorks where he released Real Talk in 2003. Following the album’s release, Hollister moved to Gospo Centric.

Hollister is reportedly wrapping up his fifth album in the industry, The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition. The album will be coming out on September 26, 2006 from Gospo Centric.


* 1999: Ghetto Hymns (DreamWorks)


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  • LightningStash

    An exceptionally great Artist, whom I will enjoy hearing more of in the near future.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply

    I wish he'd release another album...not a gospel one not here for that

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cawme7

    "Tell Me Why" is the cut that makes you want to say it out loud to that one u thought was that #1

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • joshcalebnoah

    I miss this kind of music!!!!

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Mshefa

    One woman man....enuff said,mi loooves this joint!!!

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ChiCapDiva

    Wow....this man is surely underplayed.

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • bubsit07

    love you for your gospel work...r&b aint bad either

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Kelphill

    I played Chicago thousands of

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • maxwellveli

    NEW MAXWELL SONG! Finally! True Maxwell fans I heard a demo of a new Maxwell song. I heard from a inside source at the label that he is working with some producer named Fanatic who has produced Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn. The song is on his youtube page. go to The song is called "Test Drive".

    12 Jul 2008 Reply

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