Viral hip hop oddballs Turquoise Jeep smang into town to play New Earth Athens Friday, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. To win, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve to go for free. We’ll choose a winner at 4:30 p.m.
From this week’s paper:
For a number of reasons, it’s probably best to describe Turquoise Jeep as a brand rather than a band. Not only does the collective—made up of Flynt Flossy, Yung Humma, Pretty Raheem and Whatchyamacallit, among other part-time collaborators—operate its own independent record label (appropriately called Turquoise Jeep Records), but the group soon plans to roll out a clothing line and a DVD series instructing viewers on how to breakdance properly. It’s hardly what you’d expect to find on your average touring act’s merch table.
The group’s back story seems purposefully vague: The four members were working various jobs in music and video production and stumbled upon each other’s work. Raheem puts the group’s origin story rather plainly. “We were all in the industry, in some form or fashion. Our paths kept crossing, we formed Turquoise Jeep and we’ve been ridin’ ever since.”
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