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…Political rapper John Eff Kennedy for Bomb the Hamptons. Kennedy is best known for, um, nothing, but he definitely deserves some last-minute recognition. A sampling of his angry lyrical talent:

As John Edwards would say
We’ve got two Americas
And one’s got to go
It’s time for a preemptive strike
[…]
Bomb the Hamptons
Now that’s a start
I wanna see those mansions blast apart
You can listen to this award-winning ditty for yourself right here, but we suspect the FBI/CIA/DHS will be at your door shortly thereafter. Enjoy!
Bomb The Hamptons [John Eff Kennedy]

- gawker.com


Pointed social commentary on Katrina from self-promoting rapper/rabble rouser, John Eff Kennedy, who also brought you 'Bomb the Hamptons'. Honestly, this hits harder than all the other Katrina-inspired musical efforts I've heard thus far.

Some excerpts: "Your baby daughter's breathing but sh*t grandma's not, meanwhile, Condi's f*cking seeing Spamalot?" "There's bloated bodies floating on a putrid ocean, explosions, people are losing hope and...Condi's at the U.S. Open?" Also, the last verse is particularly incisive, whether you agree or not. - Between Thought And Expression


...New York-based rapper Jay Eff Kay made a guest appearance to drop some revolutionary fire. Holding a gigantic axe onstage, he rapped about bombing the Hamptons and destroying malls now that the American dream is dead. Think Fight Club without the club. - Hartford Advocate


Having listened to rap since like 1983, I feel I have an ear for talent.In this world we are living in, we got people who are just mad. People call into radio talk shows, they call into TV news shoes, and they are mad. Where is that anger in hip hop? There was more anger at stuff in hip hop like 12 years ago. Now, you got all the same old cliches. You got you dirty south beats and the ice and the cars and the hos, but none of these rappers are talking about how f-d up the world is. And the world is f-d up for hip hop, especially.

Thats why I like rapper John Eff Kennedy. Despite his name, don't think of him as a "political rapper" or as some left wing whiner. In the tradition of Skillz with his Year In Review, John Eff Kennedy has his "2005 Year In Review" where he talks about political stuff, hip hop stuff and he just rips it over that Chris Brown beat. With funny lines like "Its more dangerous than heckling Ron Artest", he makes references to news stories you have to remember before you laugh. He just hits the listener with alot but it still bumps.

This is some serious head music. He's into straight up anarchy and destruction with songs like "Bomb the Hamptons" and "Burn the Mall". However, its not a celebration of violence as much as it is a condemnation of some of the f-d up values we got in this country. Then, the whole career fast track, you know, high school, college and corporate America is parodied in songs like "College (Try It)","I Dont Want To Go To School" and "If You Think Im Working For You Company". John Eff Kennedy is pissed off with all the BS this society defines as "success", and he expresses it in his music.

John Eff Kennedy is into more political ground with "JFK" where he lets you know where he is coming from, and "Trina", about Hurricane Katrina and the governments response to it. With a dope rhyme style, clever lyrics and an intelligent outlook, John Eff Kennedy is sure to get far in the rap industry. But I just don't know, are heads ready?
- Hip Hip Politics


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"2005: Year In Review" Mixtape

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jay eff kay is your typical american dude. born in the city, moved to suburbia, went to college, worked a tedious desk job on wall street. then one day, he decided the american dream was a scam and continuing to pursue it would only result in his suicide (via letter-opener to the temple) or his showing up at work one day with a m-16 and having an "incident." why not just rap and spend your days trolling the internet for milfs instead? so, he went AWOL.

jay eff is known for his masterfully written lyrics of outrage, desperation, and threesomes with Starbucks Baristas which are his trademark. his songs are a careful balance of the cerebral (politics, social criticism, conspiracy theories) and the juvenile (tequila shots, fat girls, beating up yuppies); the violent and the sexual; the humorous and the pissed-off.

Jay eff's "Trina" was a winner in the 2005 Billboard Song Contest. He has been featured on VH1's White Rapper Show, E!'s Talk Soup, gawker.com, and collegehumor.com and has been called "Fight Club without the Club" (Hartford Advocate). He has appeared at NXNE and BB King's in NYC among other venues.

Jay eff spent most of 2006 working on a forthcoming double album.