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New Boyz Biography


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Birth Place: Hesperia, California, United States
Years Active: 2008 – present
Genres: Hip Hop


New Boyz is a jerkin crew and hip-hop/rap duo made up of rappers Earl Benjamin and Dominic Thomas from Hesperia, California.

With Benjamin being "Ben J" and Thomas being "Legacy", they began performing together as the Swagger Boyz in 2008 and created a MySpace page to promote their self-published single "Colorz."

They debuted in summer 2009 with their viral hit, "You're a Jerk," taken from their debut studio album “Skinny Jeanz and a Mic,” released in September 2009. Released by Shotty and Asylum Records, the album peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #8 on the Top Rap Albums chart. “You're a Jerk" peaked on #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts. A second single, "Tie Me Down" featuring Ray J, peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

The duo is also featured on girl group The Stunners' debut single, "Dancin' Around the Truth," released to radio and digital download in May 2010.

In July 2010, New Boyz collaborated with Virgin Islands singer Iyaz on the song "Break My Bank," which peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100.