Playa was an American R&B/hip-hop group. Composed of Jawaan “Smokey” Peacock, Benjamin “Black” Bush and Stephen “Static Major” Garrett, Playa is best known for their 1998 hit album, “Cheers 2 U”, produced by longtime collaborator Timbaland. Static was notable for being a successful songwriter of hit singles and album tracks for artists such as Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Truth Hurts, Lil Wayne and Brandy.
Cheers 2 U is the debut studio album from American R&B group Playa, released March 24, 1998 on Def Jam Recordings subsidiary Def Soul. The album was originally going to be named eponymously, and release was planned for October 1997. Later, Static named the album Cheers 2 U after one of their songs. It was…
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