I know that my guest blogging time here at Feministe is just about over. And, before I lay one more serious post on y’all, I just had to share something that I absolutely love. Something that keeps me from being too down in the dumps during my period of underemployment. Good people, I present to you Turquoise Jeep Records.
I first found Turquoise Jeep last spring via Twitter, when a friend of mine shared the link to the video for “Wifey Boo.” I didn’t know what to make of it. Was it a parody? Why was Pretty Raheem dancing so hard? And why did Flynt Flossy have such shiny facial hair?
About a week later, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down to explore the entire Turquoise Jeep catalog via YouTube. I think I watched “Fried or Fertilized” about 10 times in a row. I just couldn’t look away. It seemed so wrong, but so right. The outfits, the songs, the cheesy video effects . . . it was everything I ever want in YouTube silliness!
I tried to spread the gospel about Turquoise Jeep. I followed their Twitter account. I emailed my friends and family, begging them to have a good old fashioned laugh. But nobody was trying to hear me. Not until “Lemme Smang It” hit the interwebs. Before I knew it, I was plowing through a gaggle of Facebook notifications demonstrating my late-to-the-party friends, families and former coworkers. I couldn’t even be mad. I just decided to go with it.
Most recently, Turquoise Jeep has released a video that I feel might be the very best New Jack Swing tribute song ever: Pretty Raheem’s “Can He Move It Like This.” Added bonus: the video is a great take off of Omarion’s “Touch,” but with the loudest Steve Harvey-inspired suits I’ve ever seen in my life. It tickles me so.
Hopefully, y’all can get a kick out of it, too.