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2 Skinnee J’s is the name of a musical band, sometimes characterized as nerdcore hip hop or rap metal (although one of their songs is, in fact, entitled “Friends Don’t Let Friends Listen to Rap Metal”). Individuals from in and around the area of Columbia University formed the band. It was founded in February 1991 by a pair of college friends going by stage names Special J and Rabbi J-Slim; the name of the group is derived from the letters in their names and their similar girths. In May 1995 J-Slim left the band (he now works for the Children’s Television Workshop), as did the guitarist, Joey Viturbo. Not long after, most of the horn section disbanded to attend graduate school. There followed a chaotic summer in which J-Slim’s spot was filled by J. Jonah Jamison, but Jamison was replaced in September 1995 with the addition of former accordianist J Guevara. As of 2003, when the group went on hiatus, 2 Skinnee J’s consisted of:

* Special J (MC)
* J Guevara (MC)
* Mikey B (drums)
* Eddie Eyeball (bass guitar)
* Lance Rockworthy (guitar)
* Stevie Spice (trombone, keyboards)
* AJ Stumpy Johnson (manager, beer sipper)


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  • jchinzilla

    yeah awesome guys. cant wait for them to rock my face off

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • barloga4516

    pump it. pump it up cuz i got the weed and the rippled chips ... bitches

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • cobotenuss

    One of the most creative bands I've ever heard. And the amount of energy they poured into their live shows is unrivaled. I remember the first time I saw them, years and years ago, at the Tune Inn in New Haven, CT. It quite literally rocked my world.

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • demonspeed1102

    One of the best live bands I have ever seen. And totally nice guys to boot. It really sucks they had so many issues with their record labels because it kept them from getting the recognition they truly deserved.

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • FecalJesus

    BOUT TIME last fm uploaded more Skinnee!!! I met the J's, great guys!

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Autohypnosis

    The J's rule!

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • IJourn

    I don't care what anyone says. Pluto is a planet.

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • chr0nd0n

    just heard of these guys S I C K E S T ! ! ! sound ive ever heard

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Jakeyboy696

    oh and a random addition to that they signed my CD i got with the following "2 skinny Jake" haha XD

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Jakeyboy696

    I saw and met these guys when i went to see 311 when i was 13 in new jersey at Asbury Park it was awesome

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • fatrock

    Did you know that there's a 2 Skinnee J's movie in the works? GET IN THE VAN was shot during the skinnee 5-day reunion tour this summer and is in the final stages of post-production! Join our Facebook Fan page and make sure you don't miss a single update!

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • FrodoBabins

    how about a 2009 reunion show? I saw you guys like 15 times at toads place and would love to see it at last one more time.

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • VerbalWorship

    Did you guys find the surprise picture of Stumpy in the Volumizer jewel case? It's magically delicious~ lol

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Dromhus

    I can only assume Grown Up and Lemon Drop were required by the label in order for the album to come out. Those songs sound very little like other J's songs, and I can easily imagine a label saying something like "we need a few radio friendly hits before we can put this thing out."

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Dromhus

    It was shelved because Capricorn records went out of business and wouldn't release the rights to the album. While it was in dispute, the J's themselves put the album up on Napster, in order to satiate us rabid fans. Eventually they somehow got the rights to shop the album around to other labels, and that's when Volcano records put it out.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • lacent

    anyone know why volumizer was shelved for 2 years? i remember "stockholm love" getting major air play, and its not even on the US retail? the 2 versions were merged as the japanese retail. i've gotten my hands on an actual promo copy of the 2000 version. i actually saw both 2000 and 2002 promos in a store 4 hours away, the chain went out of business, the local store got bought and continued existing, so the stuff from the other stores in the state were moved to our local store, and i refound the 2000 promo and bought it. totally should have bought the 2002 promo when i had the chance.

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • lacent

    theres also an instrumental version of volumizer floating around. only has 10 tracks, the general 9 tracks from both versions, plus grown up.

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Dromhus

    Darsa: If you really want to complete the collection, there is also American Heros and 6 Songs for 5 Bucks. They are old cassette demos, and sound pretty raw, but it's cool to hear some old school J's back when they still had J Slim. Also, there are 2 versions of Volumizer. They are more or less the same, but there are a couple of tracks on the original version that are not on the retail one (and vice-versa).

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • darknesshuysuz

    çok sağlamsınız adamlarım...

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Budmancs

    August 9th, got my tickets ordered...

    5 Apr 2008 Reply
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