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Nostalgia: Ultra – Immortalizing the Legend That is Turquoise Jeep

Life is full of important questions, what is the meaning of life? How much IS too much? What is it that Meatloaf WON'T do for love (he never clarifies) and, of course: How you like your eggs? Fried or fertilized?

Life is full of important questions, what is the meaning of life? How much IS too much? What is it that Meatloaf WON’T do for love (he never clarifies) and, of course:

How you like your eggs?

Fried or fertilized?

Back in 2009 Turquoise Jeep dropped their first music video “Stretchy Pants” and their work began to go viral. With cheap effects, poor acting by the “video girls”and interesting cast of characters, Turquoise Jeep took off. No one really knew if these guys were seriously bad or intentionally over the top. It was pretty obvious that most of this was played for laughs and intentionally outrageous, but there still was an inch of you that felt like these guys might be wanting us to take them serious.  Then “Smang It” Dropped.

The world changed. We became better as a society because of this song. World peace was achieved. Everyone was smangin’ it. Yung Humma became a household name and got invited to do a European Tour featuring the Queen of England and Red Foxx’s ghost.

That never happened.

But the video still amassed 14 million views. It has been by far their most popular video, as only five other videos have reached at least one million views since. Including this legendary performance by the group’s token white R&B singer:

(It’s so 80s and I love it)

Turquoise Jeep has released two albums: “Keep The Jeep Ridin'” (2010) and “Existing Musical Beings” (2013) and continues to publish videos on their YouTube. The group will even be touring in Florida and the Northeast soon as seen on the introductory video of their channel. If you missed out on the original wave, I would implore you to waste a few hours on their channel and check out a few particular gems:

“Go Grab My Belt”

“Did I Mention I Like to Dance?”

“Taste You Like Yogurt”

“Treat Me Like A Pirate”

“I Want Pie”

Goodnight and keep the jeep ridin’.

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