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“Cootie caught my attention again with Welcome to the Trap, a mixtape he released last week..” – Pitchfork
“Similar to the Memphis star [Project Pat], Cootie raps in a way that makes every line feel like it should be chanted by a football team gathered in a huddle.” – Pitchfork
There’s a new kind of movement brewing out of Blytheville, Arkansas and 22-year-old rapper Cootie, is unquestionably leading that charge. Recently, he’s been making a name for himself online with the unexpectedly viral release of his song “Supa Fly,” featuring friend and fellow rapper, BiC Fizzle. Cootie’s distinct vocal styling and hard-hitting flow on the song has already won the ears of industry heavy weights like Cool N Dre and garnered major praise from the likes of 1017 CEO/Atlantic Records recording artist, Gucci Mane. Gucci, fully impressed with BiC and Cootie’s chemistry, flew the pair to Miami, FL shortly after to record a music video for a track entitled “TrapMania” featuring himself and both rising stars.
For Cootie, his bars are nothing short of authentic and seemingly cemented in his real-life experiences in the streets. Effortlessly, he tells vivid stories reminiscent of the coveted “Trap Era” of the early 2000’s; with the calm demeanor of a seasoned Southern hip-hop veteran. His sound is versatile and draws a lot of inspiration from Baton Rouge-rap phenom, Youngboy NBA. Six months ago, it was family, friends and Arkansas-legend, Temper Da Don who convinced Cootie to start rapping after being impressed with his hustle and noticing he personified everything a true hip-hop artist should.
Now, with some heavy buzz online and a nod from the ‘Trap God’ Gucci himself; Cootie is quickly gearing up to take the rap game by storm. With the release of his newest street-anthem “On the House,” Cootie continues to prove why he’s up next and, on his way, to becoming an unstoppable force in Arkansas’ buzzing rap scene.
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