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Interscope signs Audio Push, attempts to cash in on the jerkin' craze

As reported in Eric Ducker's article on the Jerkin' Movement, Warner Bros. took an early lead in the corporate race to pluck as many of Southern California's top prospects as possible, inking pacts with the Bangz, Cold Flamez, the Rej3ctz and the New Boyz. But as the trend breaks nationally, Santa Monica-based Interscope has gotten in on the action, announcing the signing of its own jerkin' group, the Inland Empire's Audio Push. 

Consisting of the duo of Oktane and Price Tag, the skinny-jeans-wearing rappers first attracted a buzz on MySpace with their lead single "Teach Me How to Jerk," which racked up more than a million MySpace plays and airplay on popular Inland Empire hip-hop and R&B station, 99.1 KGGI. Previously known primarily for their dance skills, the former members of the Misfits crew co-starred in 2007's six-episode online reality krumping show, "Buck That," a program that might have accidentally sucked in a swath of the rodeo-loving demographic. 

Judging from their debut video, the pair have adapted well to the new trend, demonstrating a facility in the Reject, the Pin Drop, the Dip and all the rest of jerkin's staple moves. Considering the majority of Los Angeles teenagers learned how to jerk several months ago, Audio Push presumably represents Interscope's bid to reach out to heartland teenagers who still think jerkin' is a secret best kept from their parents. One thing is certain: Come September, there will be bad puns galore throughout much of America's high school classrooms.

--Jeff Weiss

 
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omg!!!!!!!! i love audio push and the new boyz. being colorful and wearing skinny jeans is my thing. i loooooove price tag he so spexy!!!!!

SEINFELD JERK. Check out Elaine from Seinfeld Jerkin':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e8QuUqA5pM

I LUV AUDIO PUSH AND THERE AWESOMEE COLORFULL STYLE.../AND PRICE TAG IS JUST SO CUTE & SEXIII!!!!

Great song and dance. I had no idea what jerking was. The Push makes it look so fun. Oktane is hot!! Oktane, will you teach me how to jerk?...lol. Good luck in all your endeavours Audio Push.

hahah i no ma cuzzo is bom i got home gurlz wammin 2 hang wit me to meet him ... lj i always new yew was gone make it cuzzo ... startin off at ssa bangin ...hahah lol keep ya swagg up cuzzo ..i love yew !!!
NENE BOOP

If Jimmy Iovine signed them it has to be a hit!!

Whatever happened to them since?


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