|Also known as||G-Spot Boyz
Them G-Spot Boyz
|Origin||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, snap music, crunk|
|Years active||2005 - 2013|
|Labels||Battery, Jive, Swagg Team|
GS Boyz (explicitly G-Spot Boyz) were an American hip hop group from Arlington, Texas, formed in 2005. The group gained national popularity and sold over 1 million records under Sony Music, RCA Records, and MWN Music Group after nationally distributing their debut single "Stanky Legg" independently released by Todd J. Alexander and MWN Music Group, in September 2008.
The members of GS Boyz were friends at Bowie High School in Arlington. GS Boyz had many regional hits in its early stages, including "Hit the G-Spot", "Twisted", "He Don't Deserve You", and "First Time.", signed to Yung Joc's label Swagg Team Entertainment in November 2008. Before signing with a major label, the group's debut single "Stanky Legg" peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Its music video topped the countdown on BET's 106 & Park in February 2009. The group also released a remix of "Stanky Legg" with Trina. "Stanky Legg" is based on a dance movement from Dallas TX
"He started doing his leg, like that," Southside said, explaining the motion where his partner Prince started rotating his leg in front of him, the way you would twist your foot to put out cigarette, except using the whole leg. "I was like, 'Hey, that looks stanky, how stanky leg'" And the Stanky Leg [sic] was born.
According to Shaheem Reid of MTV News, the "Stanky Legg" dance is part of Dallas's "D-Town Boogie" scene. The GS Boyz performed the dance on Snoop Dogg's talk show on MTV, Dogg After Dark. In response to critics, member Marc D asserted that the group composes more than only "dance songs". Despite this, the GS Boyz's next single release "Booty Dew" was yet another dance song that expanded upon another dance referred to in "Stanky Legg".
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|US||US R&B||US Rap|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
Awards and nominations
- Reid, Shaheem (2009-03-05). "GS Boys Say There's More To Them Than 'Stanky Legg'". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Birchmeier, Jason (2009). "GS Boyz > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
- "Yung Joc Signs The GS Boys to Swagg Team Label".
- Reid, Shaheem (2009-02-27). "GS Boys' 'Stanky Leg' Brings Dallas Hip-Hop Front And Center". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Crates, Jake (2010-03-04). "'Stanky Leg' Creators GS Boys Break Up; Group Members Speak". All Hip Hop. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
- Concepcion, Mariel (July 23, 2009). "GS Boyz: 'Stanky' Video Dance Lesson". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
- "GS Boyz - Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- "Rap Songs". Billboard. April 11, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
- "RIAA – Gold & Platinum: "GS Boyz"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- "2009 BET Award nominees (May 13, 2009)". Retrieved 2009-05-13.
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