Former A&R director for Metropolitan Records and featured on a lot of 12" singles that Metro put out back in the day - http://www.courttv.com/anchors/vinnie_politan.html
frankie i agree that the labels you mentioned were good but most of them didn't have a lot of artist, ligosa had loose touch, monet & jason tomi, sleeping bag had joyce simms, nocera & hanson & davis, tommy boy had tka and information society, criminal records had babie & keys and tina b next plateau had c bank, cutting had a lot too many too mention and mic mac had a lot as well fever had a hand full as well...
I use to be in the Both at Heartthrob & 1018 with Little Louie Vega from 1986 to 1993, why I never seen any Metropolitan Records get spin? Anywhere you guy's like that cheesy Freestyle; my selection of freestyle records had integrity .Bullshit. The entire Metropolitan catalog did have some good tracks. Not all of that shit was garbage.
And to be honest, a lot of the labels had garbage, and some of them are still putting out trash.