Saturday, November 24, 2012

Highland Place Mobsters

The Highland Place Mobsters were an R&B\rap group that was led by music producer Dallas Austin (who has worked with Boyz II Men, TLC, Another Bad Creation, and many more) along with singers Theophilus Glass & Derrick Culbreath and rapper Melvin Davis.

In 1992, the group released their only album on LaFace Records "1746DCGA30035" which peaked at #72 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. 

During that same year, Dallas formed Rowdy Records with music producer L.A. Reid even though he left the label the following year.
The first single "Let's Get Naked" peaked at #55 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks, becoming their highest chart appearance to date.
The follow-up single "Take a Dip" peaked at #77 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

After that, Dallas Austin went on to be a full-time music producer where he continues to work today. The other members did various vocal and production work, but it's unknown what they are up to today.

To see the music video for "Let's Get Naked," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeU_xxtNa9c

To see a fan-made video for "Take a Dip," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP7OfqeIJQI

To see the music video for "N.A.K.E.D." (from their debut album), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcceMiWY0mE

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