Hailing from Houston is one of the most astounding artists heavily known for their ground breaking Slow Jams ever to be released, the unforgettable H Town. The trio consisting of G.I, Shazam and his twin brother Dino had started their musical ventures from their early teens, but it wasn’t until they were signed by 2 Live Crew’s Luther ‘Luke’ Campbell that their ambition’s were taken to a level that not even they knew existed.
In 1994 ‘Fever For Da Flavor’ was H Town’s debut album that included hit singles, “Lick U Up” and the track title that claims their name to fame, “Knockin’ Da Boots” that even to this day would define the meaning of Rhythm & Blue’s Slow Jams. The phenomenal feedback from their first official album release sold more than a 3 million copies, which then led the threesome into platinum selling records on motion picture soundtracks.
H Town recorded a track called “Part Time Lover” for their first soundtrack appearance on Death Rows “Above The Rim”. Not only did the single hit platinum sales, but also helped push the soundtrack into a multi platinum success. At this point H Town had created an incomparable musical buzz and their status of creating sexy numbers became a demanding craft within the musical game. The following year Martin Lawrence starred in his first hit film “THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE”’ in which H Town once again gained immense endorsements for the soundtracks outstanding classic version of “Thin Line Between Love And Hate”.
Following up to their previous success, H Town released their second album, ‘Beggin’ After Dark’ in 1995, and although it never received the same financial backing like their first, the kings of Slow Jams still received a platinum single with “Emotions”. Their third album was represented a little while later in 2000, and once again this ‘Ladies Edition’ featured the gold selling singles such as “They Like It Slow” and “Natural Woman”, always satisfying and never a disappointment.
After recording their new album in 2003, Kevin A Conner AKA Dino and his girlfriend Teshya Rae Weisent were tragically killed in a car accident when his car was struck by a SUV that had run a red light. The H Town Reunion Tour was cancelled while Dino’s brother Shazam and band mate G.I needed the time to grieve over the loss of not only a group member of H Town, but family and friend.
The musical history of H Town grew into an overwhelming development of three young artists that represented hit after hit and with aspiring attitudes creating this amazing journey, their musical growth has gone from strength to strength. The two man band has replenished, Shazam and G.I have been back in the studio and recorded their new album, ‘H2’, which will be released later this year proving their history as the true ”KINGS OF THE SLOW JAMS”.
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