Photo: Pretty Raheem
“Lemme smang it, girl, smash it and bang”: If you don’t automatically know where these lyrics come from, you were either born into an anti-technology polygamist family or have parents that solely bought their kids educational toys for Christmas. Founded by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit in 2009, record label and musical performance group Turquoise Jeep hit YouTube hard with the music video for “Lemme Smang it” in 2010, and they’ve been keeping the jeep ridin’ ever since, brandishing diverse conerstones on their roster à la Yung Humma, Pretty Raheem and Slick Mahony. With a music video for each song off of their debut album, Keep the Jeep Ridin’, the Jeep have been pushing the pedal to the metal, as the subsequent videos for their singles have increased in quality, and the production of their tracks has become more crisp with sharper club vibes, the latest being “Taste You Like Yogurt” (featuring Flula Borg) and “Naughty Farmer.” All but Mahony rolled through to SLC at Kilby last May—Floss says, “It was our first time there. There was a lot of energy. It was cool, man—we really liked it!” It took TJ manager Leon Imperial only one call-and-response exchange of “Turquoise” for “Jeep!” to know that Salt Lake was packed with Jeep riders—and they’re coming back Nov. 17 to Kilby AND Urban.