JAWGA BOYZ with Special Guest BUBBA SPARXXX

Lynchburg Concerts and Phase 2 Present

JAWGA BOYZ with Special Guest BUBBA SPARXXX

Fri 2.16.18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Phase 2

Lynchburg, VA

$5.00 - $49.50

This event is 18 and over

The BIGGEST Throwdown of 2018 comes to Phase 2 when Country Rap/Hick Hop Giants JAWGA BOYZ and BUBBA SPARXXX invade Lynchburg, Virginia for one Beer Drinkin' and Hell Raisin' Good Time!

 

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Jawga Boyz
Jawga Boyz
A 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, the Jawga Boyz consist of founding members Derek Thrash (D Thrash) & Dez... and during the LIVE shows A.J. McIntyre (BoonDock), guitarist Chuck Lambert (Collard Green), and Mark Bryant (CornBread). “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 100 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 CD's which are available at cdbaby.com, or for download from iTunes, Amazon, or any other digital outlet.
Bubba Sparxxx
Bubba Sparxxx
It seems like Country Rap is starting to take over mainstream. With the recent success of Colt Ford and The Lacs along with current “rap style” hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean (Dirt Road Anthem), Toby Keith (Red Solo Cup) and Tim McGraw (Truck Yeah), one would think that this is a new concept. But if you are a true hip-hop historian you would recall that this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx’s debut album “Dark Days, Bright Nights”. The
video for the first single “Ugly” featured Bubba and pals in the mud with pigs, on
tractors and performing in front of a house covered with bug lights. If that’s not the epitome of Country, then nothing is.

The platinum certified “Dark Days, Bright Nights” debuted on Interscope Records in October 2001 and was produced by Houchins and superstar producers
Timbaland and Organized Noize. It was follow-up by the critically acclaimed 2003 release “Deliverance”.

“I remember thinking, as a 12 or 13 year old kid, that the spirit of hip-music wasn't a whole lot different than the spirit of "outlaw" country music I had grown up hearing around my pops and uncles.” Bubba recalls. “The rebellious nature of say NWA, or 2 Live Crew, or The Geto Boys, in the late 80s, early 90s just wasn't that different from the movement that guys like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver
and others created by simply being themselves and saying what they wanted. Not to mention things were changing in rural areas, during my teenage years. The various drug epidemics had penetrated my neck of the woods, and the "reality" of life in the country had begun to shift. Folks were still hard working, and had traditional values, but drugs, and violence had become more prevalent, as a new generation of boys and girls, became man and women, in this environment. In some ways, the lower class, even out there where we were, started to identify as much with rap music, as country. This coincided with hip-hop, and rap exploding on popular culture, so
the merging of the two genres, in terms of people

“With the first album "Dark Days Bright Nights" we knew the people we wanted to reach, but didn't necessarily know how to reach them. This would really be the case with “Deliverance”, a couple years later. We had hooked up with Organized
Noize, and Timbaland, two of the most accomplished, and respected names in urban music, and they had really bought in to what we were trying to do. This was
an exciting time! We were very successful with the first album, taking baby steps toward bringing the two worlds together. The lyrics, and imagery were definitely
country but the music was still pretty urban leaning. In retrospect, that's probably right where we needed to be at that time. As we prepared to record the 2nd album, "Deliverance", it was actually Timbaland, who decided the music needed to match the lyrics and imagery. “

“As bold as "Deliverance" was, it was probably too big of a leap forward to win commercially when it was released in 2003. We were still marketing, and promoting the "old way" and spending tons of money at radio and trying to get MTV and BET to play the video. It was also at a time when Lil John had the whole world "crunk."
Looking back, it's actually pretty remarkable that the song and album "Deliverance"did as well as they did. We just didn't know how to reach the people we wererepresenting. Keep in mind there was no YouTube, and the Internet was still an infant in terms of the impact it would soon have on music. Interscope Records did the best they could, based on the way they did things at the time, but in the end we all failed miserably in thinking of ways to market an album so outside of the box.

I will slap anybody who questions my right to sit at this table, and eat. We fought wars for this, and it wasn't always this easy.
New South.”
Jawga Sparxxx
Jawga Sparxxx
Jawga Sparxxx is a combination of the souths ORIGINAL country rapper, Bubba Sparxx, and the YouTube phenomenon group, Jawga Boyz. Separate, they both have their own style, and their own fans. Together, they create a new fresh outlook on Hick Hop, with a crossover fan base that loves nothing more than some good music!
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D. Thrash
D. Thrash
D. Thrash started out making beats over 10 years ago, but during that time he also started writing and has helped create a new style of music now known as hick hop. D. Trash is the owner and founder of D. Thrash Productions and a member of one of the premier hick hop groups, the Jawga Boyz.
Venue Information:
Phase 2
4009 Murray Pl.
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
http://phase2club.com/