The group Whistle started up in 1985 in Brooklyn, New York. The group was initially a trio comprised of Garvin Dublin, Brian Faust, and Rickford Bennett. However, by 1988, the group had added Kraze (Kerry Hodge) to their line-up, and Dublin left, to be replaced by Tarek Stevens.

Whistle's initial sound was strongly influenced by Hip-Hop, as seen by their first single, "Just Buggin" in 1986. The group's self-titled debut album came out in 1986 and featured the classic 80s hip-hop sound. The album had singles "Santa Is a B-Boy" which reached #92 on the R&B charts and "Just For Fun" which reached #61. The album's highest charting single was "Barbara's Bedroom" which reached #31 on the R&B charts.

In 1988, the group released the appropriately named album, Transformation. The album featured a slower sound and brought Whistle under the R&B name. The album's single "Falling In Love" reached #41 on the R&B chart and "Right Next To Me" reached #52. "Right Next To Me" also reached #60 on the Hot 100.

Whistle's most successful album, Always & Forever, came out in 1990. The title track was a cover of Heatwave's classic and was the group's highest charting single, reaching #9 on the R&B charts and #35 on the Hot 100.

Their final album, Get the Love, came out in 1992. The album had two charting singles, with "I Am" reaching #92 on the R&B charts, and "If You Don't Say" reaching #53.