Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Heavy Metal Konnect - Yeah Yeah! - 1998


12" - 1998 - Southpaw Records  

Here is the first and only 12" released by HMK a.k.a Heavy Metal Konnect. It came out on Southpaw Records in 1998. HMK was a group from Canarsie, Brooklyn comprised of Willi Baize, Reeks, Sunny Bo, Capital Show & Dillinger.

No more info about those cats... all I know is that Lorenzo "Breadwinna" Hightower from Brooklyn, who was the manager and the executive producer, had a distribution deal with Southpaw Records so he put out the record. Southpaw Records was a small indie record label based in Los Angeles which was managed by Orlando Aguillen. Orlando Aguillen began his career DJing for Lyor Cohen in Los Angeles, prior to Cohen’s relocation to New York to run Def Jam Records. He went on to serve as VP of A&R at Delicious Vinyl. Lorenzo Hightower declared in a recent talk that HMK was a great group that got overlooked and never really got a chance. The single didn’t pick as expected so the deal never transformed into anything unfortunately.

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