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New Boyz: L.A. teen-hop summer domination

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Nothing says summer quite like the fizzy, fleeting effervescence of pop singles -- the type of songs specifically constructed to be the soundtrack of sweltering months between May and September. They’re the fuel of the Top 40 charts and when done right, become something of a wide-reaching pop culture phenomenon (see Katy Perrys ubiquitous and much-debated “I Kissed a Girl” from last year).

Summer songs are all about youth and serendipitously capturing that ever-elusive feeling of carefree times unbridled by the stress of responsibility. They're also generally rather ridiculous. So while  Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”) and Kid Cudi (“Day ‘N’ Nite”) see if they can extend their current domination through the coming summer, it’s real L.A. teenagers New Boyz who are making like Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and slicing through the competition with their very first single, “You’re a Jerk.”

Combining the Neptune’s minimalist era (think productions for the Clipse’s “Grindin’” and N.O.R.E.’s “Nothin’”) with mega-trendy hipster-hop fashion sense and oodles of youthful bravado, “You’re a Jerk” is in the pole position for the sleeper Summer Song of 2009.

The kids are already all over it. Like Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” the New Boyz song comes complete with a dance. YouTube was littered with high schoolers doing their version of “the Jerk,” many of which have already been pulled down because of copyright infringement (usually a sign that bigger things are coming).

According to their MySpace page, the New Boyz will be filming the official video for “You’re a Jerk” (taken from the hilariously titled "Skinny Jeans and a Mic" EP) in L.A. this Sunday, but no details are given. Honing their stage show at local high schools, they have a slew of much higher profile shows coming up in the near future, including slots on both the KDAY and Power 106 summer concert extravaganzas.

Will New Boyz replace Soulja Boy as the new king of teen-hop, or are they just the rap version of Brokencyde? We’re listening….

--Scott T. Sterling

Photo credit: Nick-Pinto.com, screenshot from New Boyz's MySpace page.

 
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well ben j ma fucking bby nd i love him.
nd he was blowing me kisses nd stuff lik tht.
i WISH tht i could lik be wit him cause i would no wat to
do 4 him HAHAHA

i want the song your a jerk

ok

hi yahll r hella fine i herd ya met mi god mom ya be n bank head

i personally love the new boyz so very much.
i can remember as if it were yesterday i had first heard "your a jerk"

:)

HEy nEw BoYz I REalLy LIkE YoUr SoNgZ nn YAll IS SO fUKiiN SexxII MAn..
iF I KNOW U iWOuLD..i CAnt Say.!!

cut3 pic luv da n3w boyz

i love you guys

Ok...when I 1st heard this sonqq I was likee damn becausee the sonqq is the boom &; u guys aree soooo
Fuckinqq sexyyy!.
U both are but I have a crush on the liqht skin onee moree I put him up on my phone &; walls everywhere so iif any bitch want him well look u can't havee him he's fuckinqq mines!. I will fiqht u 4him!.
I love u Legacy♥!.

Mmmmmmm, I LOOOOOVE Legggaccyyyyy!

ii ♥ the new boyz...they are so cool! hopefully ii qoinq 2 cme uhop eidd uh qroup name the new qirlz! ii ♥ the way yall dance...&& ii really love yall swaqqah! ben-j and leagacy...yall are so freakinq cute...if yall need any dancers please please let me knw

OMG!!!! I LOVE U GUYZ!!!! UR THE BEST, AND KEEP DOIN YOUR THING

lolz gurls is crazy wanting to fight ova sumthang they might neva get close to yea there music is on point but they dont want no broke bitches real trap its crazy to see bitches dat just want them 4 dere money they wamt sumbody who can do 4 there own self have there on stuff

the name is ladajah an i mean i will be at the red clay monday night aaaaaaayyyy!!!

yall so sexxyy(;

LEGCEY I LOVE YOU AND WHEN I SAY I LIKE SOME OWN I NEVER LIE ABOUT IT AND I AM NOT LIKE A LOT OF OTHER GIRLS I AM ALWAYS MY SELF AND I ALWAYS KEEP IT RELL AND I AM NOT THE TIP WERE YOU HAVE TO WATCH AROUND YOUR FAMILY OR ANY ONE ELES ETHIER I THINK YOUR HOT EVERY BODY ASK ME HOW IS MY FAVORITE DANCER OR SINGER I SAY YOU ALL THE TIME THEY BE LIKE NYKAYA HES NOT THAT CUTE AND I DO NOT SEE WATE YOU SEE IN HIM AT ALL AND I BE SO MAD I DO NOT NO WHAT TO DO CAN YOU HELP ME VIST ME AT MYSPACE.COM OR CALL THIS NUMBER 17604249213 NOT RIGHT A WAY BECAUSE IT IS OFF I CAN WAT TO TALK TO YOU

Legacy i luv u when i say that it means i am ur #1 fan i luv ur music when it first came out i was listening to the radio and i heared it i was like O.M.G i luv this then i watched it on bet and i kept trying 2 do the dance,and kept trying it made it better my G is getting close 2 my O 's i got 2 go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ur #1 fan always,

Tyreisha A.K.A Chocolate/Strawberries

p.s 100% $ get money

OMG lol;] we lovessss<3 yuuu1 guys hahaa aha when are yall coming back??

SEXYYYYYYY WOOHOO

yur bahwb

wuz gud legacy and ben j yall hard bo word

yall r stupid!!!!!!!!!

hey i love your music i hope i have all ur CD lol

kwl

thank u all=)

New Boyz r sooooooo fineee i would marry them xxx :D

 
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