#TBT: JT Money – Shake Whatcha Momma Gave Ya (Video)

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Jeff Thompkins, aka JT Money is a rap artist and the leader of the Miami based southern hip-hop group, Poison Clan. Before dropping early 2000’s hits like “Who Dat”,  JT Money, a pioneer of southern hip-hop, known for his grimy , gangsta and club oriented music, helped take Miami bass to a whole new level with his gritty lyrics and his influence has left a carbon footprint on the dirty south, with the help of Luke Records and standout tracks like the one above, “Shake What Ya Momma Gave Ya”. In the song , “Some Shit I Used To Do” off of the album Poisonous Mentality , JT Money describes jacking and robbing like it’s a hobby and he even tells us how his nickname came to be. “… that’s how I got my name JT Money, jacking tourists for all they money”. He gives us a detailed story about robbing tourist , from spotting them out because of the map on the dashboard in their car , to taking a woman’s purse , stealing all of her money and then gifting the bag to another female… which sounds like a typical Miami thing to do. “Nobody’s untouchable , that’s my motto. Leavin’ no description for the police, all they saw was black guns and gold teeth.” Gold teeth, another staple of Florida hip-hop and culture in general. Although some people believed that his lyrics were “too much” and disrespectful to woman, he undoubtedly made his mark and paved the way for Florida music, and southern hip-hop as a whole. Join us in celebration of the life and work, of one of the true pioneers of Miami Bass.

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