Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hi-Town DJ's

Hi-Town DJ's were a hip-hop/rap group from Florida that consisted of rappers Derrick Rahming, Matt Young, & Teeze, record spinner DJ JP, singer Kalo and stage dancer Chyna Doll.

They rejected the gangsta approach to hip-hop and embraced the party-hearty vibe instead.

All of the members were from either Florida or Hawaii and were originally formed by Matt "xsdb" Young of the Icon Entertainment production company, who was looking to put together a band to introduce bass music to the rest of the world.

After they completed a demo, Hi-Town DJ's were signed to Restless Soul Records.
In 1998, the group released their debut album, "We Came 2 Groove" which didn't appear to make the Billboard album charts.
Their first single, "Ding-A-Ling" peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, #29 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #10 on Billlboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, and #59 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
A promo single, "It's On" was released, but didn't make the charts.

After that, it seems as if the Hi-Town DJ's faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the '90s.

To see a fan-made video for "Ding-A-Ling," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJIO7Dk2_os

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