March Spotlight: Hand Job Academy!

March 1, 2016

Hand Job Academy

 
Ash Wednesday
Clara Bizna$$
Uncle Meg
 
Hand Job Academy (or "H.J.A." for the squeamish) is a Brooklyn-based rap collective formed in 2012, comprising three emcees: Ash Wednesday, Clara Bizna$$, and Uncle Meg (who doubles as the group's videographer).

Controversial, outspoken, nasty-but-charming, the Academy raps about periods, pop culture, and queerness as well as traditional hip-hop themes of fucking bitches, getting money, and superiority over enemies.

Straddling the worlds of comedy and hip-hop, H.J.A. have shared stages with the likes of Big Dipper, Nicky Da B, and Cakes Da Killa, as well as opened for Janeane Garofalo and Kristin Schaal and multiple appearances on the public access TV program, The Chris Gethard Show.

The girls released the track "Pop (Tumblr Bitches)" through Tommy Boy Entertainment in mid-2013, but gained more widespread attention via "Shark Week" a track about Aunt Flo's monthly visit. "Shark Week" was featured on The Cut, Jezebel, Bust, Bullett, and achieved "Lowbrow Brilliant" status on the New York Magazine Approval Matrix.
 

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