They Country…NAW, They KUNTRY!!
Beer Drinking, Hell Raising, Gravel Slinging Good Time is what you can expect at a Jawga Boyz show. These Athens, GA boyz celebrate the redneck way of life through their dirty south beats and country twang style that puts the redneck rappers in a league of their own. The group originally formed in 2003, but the new Jawga Boyz 2.0 consists of founding member Derek Thrasher (D Thrash), Justin Young (Young Gunner), A.J. McIntyre (BoonDock), the Holy Hypeman himself, Mark Bryant (CornBread), with Matt "Manchild" Marshall on guitar and Cody "Stixxx" Hutchings on the drums.
“We were influenced by the trailblazers of southern rap like Rehab, Outkast, and Bubba Sparxxx. Man, I remember when Bubba Sparxxx (also an Athens native) came out and everyone was blown away by his originality and style and I thought to myself I could do that,” says D Thrash. The guys also give props to the mega-stars of 90’s country including Garth Brooks and Clint Black for giving them the downhome inspiration to incorporate a sense of Southern pride in their music.
The Jawga Boyz are now a Youtube phenomenon with over 10 million views on their Jawgaboyz channel with videos for “Rollin Like a Redneck,” “MudJug (Dip In My Lip),” and the fan favorite “Ridin High.” All of the songs can be found on the boyz album Kuntry as well as the follow up, Hick Hop 101, which is available at cdbaby.com, or for download from iTunes, Amazon, or any other digital outlet.
Go "like" the boyz on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jawgaboyz and keep up with tourdates, merch, and more here as well as http://www.jawgaboyzonline.com/fr_home.cfm - 2013 has already been a fun ride with the collaboration and release of a song with the legendary Joe Diffie. "Girl Ridin' Shotgun" was released in June of this year and since the video's release, the single has been loved by viewers as it premiered at the #2 spot on both CMT Pure's '12 Pack Countdown' as well as GAC top 20. Thanks for all the support and we hope to be playing in a city near you very soon!! Yeah Buddy!!!!