Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde

mrhyde19 Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde was a 1980s hip hop group consisting of Andre “Dr. Jeckyll” Harrell and Alonzo “Mr. Hyde” Brown.

The group was known for its corporate business image, wearing designer suits and ties while they rapped.

The group first performed under the name “Harlem World Crew” and recorded on Tayster in 1980.

The next single was “The Challenge” in 1982.

Alonzo Brown joined Profile Records in 1981 under the name “Lonnie Love“, and recorded the song “Young Ladies“.

That same year, Brown teamed with Andre Harrell to make “Genius Rap“, a well-received record which was one of the first hip hop records to used the famous Tom Tom Clubsample, “Genius of Love“.

The pair ended their professional relationship in 1987, but Mr. Hyde continued recording with Profile Records, recording the solo 12″, “The Witch” b/w “Hyde’s Beat“.

After the group’s demise, Andre Harrell became the founder and CEO of Uptown Records.

He later went on to head Motown Records.

Alonzo Brown went on to become a producer and screenwriter, serving as executive producer for the Judge Mathis show.

Members

  • Dr. Jeckyll (Andre Harrell)
  • Mr. Hyde (Alonzo Brown)
  • Scratch on Galaxxy (George Llado)

jeckyllGalaxy was first down with the crew called Ultimate consisting of rappers Richochet, Jazzy T, Outlaw Jesse James, and The Kid Cold Crush.

Dr Jeckyll + Mr Hyde were under Rush Management and were known as the suit and tie rappers because of their designer suits, shirts and ties.

Their biggest singles were “Fast Life” b/w “AM:PM” (1984) and “Getting Money” (1983).

They put out one LP in 1985 called “Champagne of Rap” in 1985.

A few singles were released from that album including “Transformation” which was produced by Davy DMX and “Yellow Panties”.

Andre Harrell on the other hand went on to start Uptown Records which went on to become one of the biggest R&B labels of all time and was one of the first labels to kick off the new jack swing craze in the late 80′s with bands like Guy, Heavy D + The Boys, Father MC, Finesse & Syquesse + Groove B.Chill.

He later went on to head Motown Records.

On script was shot in Canada and stars Mekiah Phieffer.

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