Those Guys, J.Al and Jova, are a hip-hop duo from Cincinnati. They became best friends when meeting as high school freshmen, and began rapping after graduating in 2008. They make, perform, and believe in their brand, Good Hip-Hop Music. The difference between them and the rest... heart.
Their creative approach to music is: if it sounds good, it is good. They credit The Clipse, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi as key influences. Having pride in their do-it-yourself approach, song making, start to finish, happens in their home-studio.
Guerrilla promotion is a strong aspect of their grind. Those Guys have distributed over 20,000 CDs to the public. "Greater Than The Mixtape Vol.2" released Nov 2, 2010, has received over 6,000 downloads online. Currently, they're promoting "Greater Than The Mixtape Vol.3" on their website, www.YupThoseGuys.com.
Performing with a 3-piece band, Those Guys' live show impressively sets them apart. They are extremely active performers, and are frequently invited to cater to hip-hop, rock, and alternative crowds of all kinds. Taking cues from Method Man and Redman, Those Guys keep the crowd actively engaged and entertained.