Saturday, August 1, 2009

H-Town

H-Town is an R&B group from Houston, Texas that consisted of twin brothers Keven "Dino" and Solomon "Shazam" Conner and their good friend, Darryl "GI" Jackson. The group's name comes from the nickname of their hometown.

Dino and Solomon started their careers singing in talent shows before a local producer sent a demo tape to 2 Live Crew rapper\record label executive Luther "Luke" Campbell and the group was signed to Campbell's record label, Luke Records.
In 1993, H-Town released their debut album, "Fever For Da Flavor." The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 chart, #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, and #9 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
The group's well-known hit single, "Knockin' Da Boots" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #34 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks in June of 1993, staying on the chart for 27 weeks.
The second single, "Lick U Up" peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, #34 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #21 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The third single, "Keepin' My Composure" peaked at #46 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Baby I Wanna" peaked at #87 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.

H-Town won a Soul Train Music Award for "Best New Artist" and during 1993, the group was part of the Coca-Cola tour along with R&B groups Silk, SWV, and Shai. They were featured on the "Above the Rim" movie soundtrack with the track "Part Time Lover" which managed to peak at #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
In 1994, H-Town released their sophomore album, "Beggin' After Dark" which peaked at #98 on the Billboard 200 chart and #21 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Back Seat (Wit No Sheets)" peaked at #58 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Emotions" peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 23 weeks.

The group recorded a cover version of the Persuaders' song, "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate" for the 1996 movie of the same name. The song peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks.
In 1997, H-Town released their third album, "Ladies Edition" which peaked at #53 on the Billboard 200 chart and #12 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The only single to chart from the album was "They Like It Slow" which peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks. During that same year, the group had cut ties with Luther Campbell.

In July of 2000, Solomon Conner released a solo album entitled, "Bringing The Heat." In January of 2003, Dino and his girlfriend, Teshya Weisent were tragically killed in a car accident in Houston. The group was finishing up their newest album during the time of Dino's death.

In October 2004, H-Town released their fourth album, "Imitations of Life." Some of the songs from Solomon's solo album were featured on the album.
Today, Shazam & G.I. continue to perform & tour as H-Town. In 2011, they released the single, "I Appreciate You."

To see H-Town's official website, go to:
http://www.htown4ever.com

To follow H-Town on Twitter, go to:
http://www.twitter/htown4life

To see H-Town's official MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/htownlegends

To see H-Town's YouTube page, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/htown4life

To see H-Town's official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/htown4ever

To see the music video for "Knockin' Da Boots," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7XPRmMIrhY

To see the music video for "Lick U Up," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_bDlpLXlBc

To see the music video for "Keepin' My Composure," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf5AVDiO81A

To see the music video for "Baby I Wanna," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZVBjQkrUs

To see a fan-made video for "Part Time Lover," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mLYN-F2Oek

To see the music video for "Back Seat (Wit No Sheets)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM4uXiYEmyA

To see the music video for "Emotions," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXYSvyuRes8

To see the music video for "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjRXTy-stnI

To see the music video for "They Like it Slow," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riJA8m-aEaA



[updated on 05\22\13]

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