Ghost Town DJ's

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Ghost Town DJ's
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres
Years active 1995–1997
Labels
Associated acts
Members DJ Demp
Rodney Terry
Greg Street
Virgo Williams
Kamren Davis

Ghost Town DJ's (often stylized as Ghosttown DJs) is an American hip-hop group from Atlanta, Georgia whose members consist of DJ Demp, Rodney Terry, Greg Street, Virgo Williams and Kamren Davis, which recorded the 1996 hit single, "My Boo". The song was influenced by Miami bass and was a big hit on Miami's Y100 and Power 96. In early 2016, the song has become popular again due to a viral meme called "The Running Man Challenge", which first emerged on Vine.

Formation and recording of My Boo[edit]

Rodney Terry founded the group, inspired by the Miami bass genre that was popular during the 1980's. DJ Demp later joined in the group. Virgo Williams was working on becoming a solo artist, and she was originally intended to provide background vocals for My Boo for another artist named Akema, but she wasn't able to work with the song, and it was decided that William's version of the song was better and Williams vocals became the lead vocals. Lil Jon was an A&R Director for So So Def at the time and oversaw the production of the song. He was also the executive producer of the song but couldn't take credit for the production because of his job position. Terry also produced it, and it was the second version of the beat currently used in the song.[1]

Name[edit]

The name was based upon Luke Skyywalker’s Ghetto Style DJs, a Miami based sound system that was popular in the 80's. Terry was inspired by the Ghetto Style DJS that came up with the name, Ghost Town DJ's, which implies the term "ghost town" meaning to be heard and not seen. It is the reason why the group's members are never seen, but are enjoying the group's music.[1]

Discography[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • 1996: So So Def Bass All-Stars

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US
R&B

US
Pop

[2]
US
Rhy

[3]
AUS
NZ
"My Boo" 1996 27 14 16 2 26 3 So So Def Bass All-Stars

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