New Boyz join Sean Kingston on North American Tour
By Super User
Published September 3, 2009


Legacy & Ben J


Ben J and Legacy of The New Boyz will join multi-platinum recording artist Sean Kingston on a 25-city North American Tour that will last through November.

Their summer smash "You’re A Jerk" hit the airwaves this summer after an extensive self-propelled run on websites like MySpace and YouTube where youth across the nation recorded hundreds of videos imitating the fancy footwork.  The song eventually made its way into the Top 5 on the Billboard music charts and garnered over a million views for the video’s Music Choice debut in its first week (the 2nd highest in the VOD network’s history)-not bad for two teens who initially recorded the song in their closet. 

The 17-year-olds have become the ambassadors of this counter-culture marked by loud colors, hipster-garb, and their notorious skinny jeans with their Generation Z peers co-signing their chosen form of self-expression.  "This is us.  We’re showing a different side of hip-hop and a different style from the West Coast.  We’ve never been worried about the haters or critics," says Ben J.

Their impressive 13-track debut Skinny Jeanz & A Mic will be released September 15th on Asylum/Warner Bros. Records.  Full of minimalist beats largely produced by group member Legacy and peers to keep it organic, the album chronicles the life and experience of a normal teenager with a carefree swagger that coincides with their movement.

The duo insists that fans looking for something young, fresh, and new are in for a treat.  "People think we only do jerk music, but we do a whole lot of everything," says Legacy. "The album is about having fun and the typical teenage life.  The show will capture this."

Tickets for the tour are available now on .


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