Album: Germ – The Hijinx Tape
The ATL Rapper Follows Up Germ Has A Death Wish With a High-Octane New Project, Shares the Kinetic Video for “Cookies”
“Germ’s tracks are short, menacing taunts and sucker-punches more than extended bouts. His personality is so commanding and his songs so to the point that there’s no real need for guest appearances…his skill is serious business.” – Pitchfork
“For a time, Germ was your favorite SoundCloud rapper’s favorite SoundCloud rapper. Before established himself with solo releases, he was racking up hundreds of thousands of streams providing a jolt of off-the-wall energy on tracks by $UICIDEBOY$, Fat Nick, and Pouya. When he began to branch out on his own, with the mixtape Bad Shit (Bootleg) and the $UICIDEBOY$ collaboration DIRTYNASTY$UICIDE, he established himself as a raucous spark plug with a nasally flow and rhyme schemes that recalled a certain Academy Award-winning Memphis rap crew” – Complex
“The Haitian rapper is soaring to new heights with a debut album under his belt called Germ Has A Deathwish.” – Interview
“Germ Leaves His Competition In The Dust On New Track ‘BURNT OUT'” – HotNewHipHop
The Album + Video:
Rhyming in lockstep cadences with his piercing and authoritative bark, G59 rapper Germ specializes in high-octane trap tracks. Letting his chaotic creativity run wild, Germ shares The Hijinx Tape, his new album. The follow-up to last year’s debut Germ Has A Death Wish, The Hijinx Tape is a 12-song set of rap mayhem, complete with the aggressive beats, rapidfire flows, and merciless bars that Germ’s fans have come to expect. The album is an outrageously confident catalog of Germ’s favorite things, as he rhymes about his ounces of Cookies weed, his garage full of Dodge SRT Hellcats, and having more jewels than your local Zales.
The Hijinx Tape is home to recently released singles like “Walked In” (115k streams on Spotify alone) and last week’s vicious “7 Hunna Horses,” which arrived with a kinetic animé visualizer. Expanding on the themes of his debut, The Hijinx Tape brims with the self-assurance of a self-made man who knows that he has much further to rise. Featuring an appearance from G59’s Shakewell and production from Budd Dwyer (aka Scrim from G59 head honchos $uicideboy$) and more, The Hijinx Tape releases via G59 Records.
To accompany the album, Germ heads to the beach for “Cookies,” his brand new music video. Produced by Grove$ide, “Cookies” is a flute-laden banger with distorted 808s and neck-snapping hi-hats. Delivering his bars in crisp cadences, Germ relays his intentions to do exactly what he wants all the time–heaven help you if you get in his way. In the video, Germ heads to the shoreline with his posse, including some G59 cohorts like $uicideboy$, as he sparks up blunts and shows off his cars (a souped-up Mercedes, and of course, a Dodge SRT Hellcat).
Buy/Stream The Hijinx Tape: https://germ.lnk.to/hijinxPR
Watch “Cookies”: https://youtu.be/ot4vbjDN3Ak
The Hijinx Tape tracklist:
- Walked In” (Prod. by Budd Dwyer)
- “6 God Freestyle” (Prod. by YAYGO)
- “Cookies” (Prod. by Grove$ide)
- “7 Hunna Horses” (Prod. by Kevin Rolly)
- “Dolo” (Prod. by BeatsByAzura)
- “We Outside” (Prod. by M4orty)
- “Plead The 5th” (Prod. by Budd Dwyer)
- “Runnin Thru Plastic” (Prod. by ProdByOra)
- “Brand New Rollie” (Prod. by H3 & Ace Taylor)
- “AR Pistols” (Prod. by Kevin Rolly)
- “Hellcat” ft. Shakewell (Prod. by Budd Dwyer)
- “Green Light” (Prod. by Rxland)
Atlanta-native and G59 signee Germ dropped his debut album and first project with the label (helmed by his co-conspirators $uicideboy$) titled Germ Has A Deathwish in 2019. The 11-track LP proves to be his breakout; a versatile and progressive body of work showcasing the elevation of his rap career, from his early upbringing and Haitian roots to his days cutting his teeth as a skater on the streets of ATL. Germ recently supported $uicideboy$ on Grey Day Tour and proved he could infuse energy into crowds numbering into the thousands. Germ’s sophomore album The Hinjinx Tape is slated for a July 31st release date.
The Hijinx Tape: https://germ.lnk.to/hijinxPR
“7 Hunna Horses”: https://germ.lnk.to/7HunnaHPR
“Walked In”: http://germ.lnk.to/walkedin
Germ Has A Death Wish: https://germ.lnk.to/germhasadeathwish