Little Known Classics: Important by Jip Jop

 

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The Band:

Jip Jop formed sometime between 2006 and 2008 (depending on which online bio you trust) when front man Ben Gershman- Benny Nice behind the boards and on the mic- noticed a few standout students in Indiana University Bloomington’s Jacobs school of music. They each had jazz training, they all liked hip-hop and so naturally they melded the two. [Read more...]

Kate Nash – Girl Talk (Have 10p Records)

So Kate Nash is basically the best thing ever.  Seriously.  Now, this album is a little bit different from her previous two – she went sort of 90s Riot Grrl – but I think it works. A lot. This is something I’ll most probably  play on my show at some point.  So go put this in rotation. -Erica Comer, 3/13

Turquoise Jeep Rolls Through Nashville

BY KATHERINE CUNNINGHAM
Featuring rappers Flynt Flossy, Yung Humma, Watchyamacallit, and Pretty Raheem, Turquoise Jeep has been blowing up YouTube since they appeared out of nowhere a little over a year ago.
When I discovered this group last summer and shared their videos with my friends, I got so many questions. “Is their hair real?” “What does ‘smang’ mean?” and most often, “Are they serious?” I’m still not completely sure, but it doesn’t matter. No one can deny how unbelievably catchy this music is.

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