While there is arguably nothing new under the sun, there are times when the recycled past takes on new relevance and meaning within a different context. Enter the New Boyz and their revamping of “the Jerk,” a regional phenomena of the 90’s perpetuated by L.A. street culture and house-party connoisseurs alike.
Armed with a minimalist beat and a hip(ster)-hop fashion sense, the summer-ready single “You’re A Jerk” has been gaining momentum in Southern California, propelling the Victorville duo into national prominence. And the Web is watching, as hundreds of user-generated videos are surfacing on sites like YouTube of youth across the nation imitating the acrobatic and fancy footwork.
“You’re A Jerk” MP3:
MTV recently caught up with Legacy, Ben J and their Power Rangers set to get a first-hand report of the burgeoning resurgence and its significance to their music: