OK, we got SNOWED OUT on the original date of this thing, but we're back, so bring it on winter!!! (um, just kidding, please make it nice out).

Jarrett J. Krosoczka and I bring our names full of weird consonants and our love of RAP and PUNK to  the Eric Carle Museum or Picture Book Art, this SATURDAY, March 9, 1PM.

We'll be teaming up for a performance that combines punk music, drawing, and rapping into one epic book reading.

Free with admission to the museum!



photo by Monte Belmonte
Jef and fellow children's book author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka took over the awesome PRX kids-music radio program Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child like we were modern-day Weird Als. Get ready for some kid-friendly punk and rap music.

Listen live on your local radio station or hear it here.



Lots of fun stuff coming up in Febuary, including:

Copy Cat Festival
Feb. 17 at Arts at the Armory
Jef emcees (and does a special reading of Cat Secrets) an all-cat film festival!!!! Meow.

KidsJam with Jef
Feb. 22 at Boston Children's Museum
Jef guest-DJs at this monthly off-the-chain kid dance party. Expect lots of kid-friendly rrrrrrapppp.

Jammin' with Jarrett and Jef
Mar. 9, 1PM at the Eric Carle Museum
An epic book reading with Mr. Jarrett J. Krosoczka that combines music and rapping and drawing and reading and anything else we can think of doing.

More events and details on Jef's calendar.


Kid-Friendly Christmas Rap Mix

To celebrate the end of 2012/the beginning of 2013, I present to you a kid-friendly, old-school rap mix. I left off CHRISTMAS IN HOLIS, cuz I think we've all heard that enough already.

Stream it via Soundcloud or download it from Soundcloud or Sendspace. Share it!

Things I learned from making this mix:
1. rappers want to cold chill with Santa
2. rappers like singing/sampling "Jingle Bells" over a hip-hop beat.

Christmas in Oldskool County (download via Soundcloud or Sendspace)
Christmas Rappin'- Kurtis Blow
He's Santa Claus- Disco 4
Let the Jingle Bells Rock- Sweet Tee
A Surf MCs New Year- Surf MC's
Christmas Time Megamix- Luke
What You Want For Christmas- Quad City DJs, 69 Boys & K- Nock
Chillin' with Santa- Derek B.
Christmas Rap- Cutmaster D.C.
Funky Fresh Christmas- Busy Boys
Cold Chillin' Christmas- Cold Chillin' Juice Crew
Winter Wonderland - D Boy
Dana Dane is Coming to Town- Dana Dane
Christmas Rappin' - Dizzy Heights
Christmas in the City- King Sun-D Moet
(I'm Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica- Tom Lehrer

Happy Holidays from Jef, Hip, and Hop!