Howie Tee

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Hitman Howie Tee (born Howard Thompson) is an English-born hip-hop DJ and producer of West Indian origin, but raised in Brooklyn NY. Howie Tee is best known for his work with U.T.F.O, Chubb Rock, Special Ed and The Real Roxanne.[1]

Howie got his start in the early ’80s as a member of the electro hip-hop group CDIII,[2] who released two singles on Prelude Records. Howie, along with Kangol Kid of U.T.F.O, produced the group Whistle, best known for the 1985 song "Nothing Serious (Just Buggin)". He then became the in-house producer for New Jersey-based independent label Select Records." I Got It Made" by Special Ed and "Treat em' Right" by Chubb Rock were produced by Hitman Howie Tee. In 1991 he mixed and co-produced the Billboard #1 "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd. He has also had many #1 hits with Color Me Badd. He has also done remixes for Madonna, Heavy D, Maxi Priest, Little Shawn among others.

Howie mentored a teenaged Spencer Bellamy,[3] who went on to release the underground hip-hop classic[4] "Tried By 12" under the name East Flatbush Project.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1988 Chubb Rock Featuring Hitman Howie Tee
(Chubb Rock Featuring Hitman Howie Tee)
54
1989 And the Winner Is...
(Chubb Rock With Howie Tee)
28

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Club Songs
1983 "Get Tough"
(CDIII)
- -
1984 "Success"
(CDIII)
- -
1985 "Romeo Part 1"
(The Real Roxanne with Hitman Howie Tee)
64 -
1986 "Bang Zoom (Let's Go-Go)"
(The Real Roxanne with Hitman Howie Tee)
24 -
1987 "Rock N' Roll Dude"
(Chubb Rock and Domino with Hitman Howie Tee)
- -
1988 "DJ Innovator" / "I Feel Good"
(Chubb Rock with Hitman Howie Tee)
- -
1989 "Ya Bad Chubbs"
(Chubb Rock with Howie Tee)
15

Singles produced[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Club Songs
1985 "(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'"
(Whistle)
17 - 18
"2-4-6-8/Here We Are"
(Crash Crew)
- - -
1986 "Just For Fun"
(Whistle)
61 - -
"Santa Is A B-Boy"
(Whistle)
92 - -
1987 "They Call Me Puma"
(Seeborn & Puma)
- -
"Barbara's Bedroom"
(Whistle)
31 -
"Back Rappin'"
(E.S.P.)
- -
"Don't Let The Music Stop"
(MC Miker G)
- -
"Heartbreak Hotel"
(Little Shawn)
- -
1988 "Respect"
(The Real Roxanne)
55 -
"Soul Man"
(Isidore aka Izzy Ice)
- -
"DJ Innovator" / "I Feel Good"
(Chubb Rock with Hitman Howie Tee)
- -
"Wild Thing"
(E.S.P.)
- -
1989 "I Got It Made"
(Special Ed)
- 18 9
"Ya Bad Chubbs"
(Chubb Rock with Howie Tee)
15
"Right Next To Me"
(Whistle)
60 52 -
"Think About It"
(Special Ed)
- 68 -
"Stop That Train"
(Chubb Rock)
23
1990 "I'm The Magnificent"
(Special Ed)
37 27
"Treat 'Em Right"
(Chubb Rock)
95 33 1 32
"The Mission"
(Special Ed)
- 25 5 -
"Come On, Let's Move It"
(Special Ed)
- 30 8 -
1991 "The Chubbster"
(Chubb Rock)
41 1 8
"I Wanna Sex You Up"
(Color Me Badd)
2 1
"All 4 Love"
(Color Me Badd)
1 -
"Just the Two of Us"
(Chubb Rock)
20 1
"Slow Motion"
(Color Me Badd)
15 10 -
1992 "Hickeys On Your Chest"
(Little Shawn)
- 11
"The Big Man"
(Chubb Rock)
96 30
"Fingertips (Clap Your Hands)"
(E.S.P.)
- -
"I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time)"
(Little Shawn)
- 28
"Heartbreaker"
(Color Me Badd)
57 32 -
1993 "Romantic Call"
(Patra featuring Yo-Yo)
55 35 9 21
"In The Sunshine"
(Color Me Badd)
- - -
1994 "The Glock"
(Vicious)
- - - -
"The Choice Is Yours"
(Emage)
- 81 - -
1995 "Neva Go Back"
(Special Ed)
- 68 12 -
"One Little Indian"
(Little Indian)
- - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Howie Tee biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ JayQuan. "CHUBB ROCK – THE BIG MAN PT.1". The Foundation. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Ettelson, Robbie (3 February 2014). "NON-RAPPER DUDES SERIES – SPENCER BELLAMY INTERVIEW". Unkut. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Millard, Drew. "Diamond D Reimagines East Flatbush Project's "Tried By 12"". Noisey. VICE. Retrieved 19 January 2015.