Mixtape: Sexyy Red – Hood Hottest Princess
Released as “Pound Town 2” ft. Nicki Minaj & Tay Keith Climbs Charts, the St. Louis Native’s Unapologetic Mixtape Announces the Arrival of a Confident and Quotable New Rap Star
“St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red has been delivering raunchy singles over the past three years, turning herself into a quotable local star with songs like “Throw That Mf” and “Hood Bitch.” Yet the MC is primed to break out of the midwest thanks to the X-rated anthem “Pound Town,” with weekly streams for the track starting to soar in recent weeks following the single’s late January release.” – Billboard
“I’d like to imagine Sam Cooke beaming with pride at the creativity of these Black women for turning a song about segregation into an unapologetic twerk anthem.” – Pitchfork
“Known for her raunchy style and unapologetic flow, this viral female MC continues to kick down doors and not give a damn who’s behind them!” – Broadway World
Sexyy Red made her name with her supernatural confidence and a knack for crafting NSFW bars that are as irresistible as they are unrepeatable in polite company. Accelerating her rise to trap royalty, the St. Louis native shares Hood Hottest Princess, her new mixtape. The 11-track mixtape is home to the Nicki Minaj collaboration “Pound Town 2,” the acclaimed remix to Sexyy’s Tay Keith-produced viral hit. Released just before Memorial Day, “Pound Town 2” made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, reaching #66 and likely to rise in the coming weeks.
A relentless barrage of twerkable anthems, Hood’s Hottest Princess builds upon Sexyy’s brash and unapologetic persona. Reuniting with “Pound Town” producer Tay Keith, tape highlight “SkeeYee” (recently teased by Sexyy on social media and co-signed by GloRilla) is a searing collection of come ons and putdowns. “Looking For These Hoes (Ain’t My Fault)” ( produced by Melz, Truebeatzz, Menace and Don Alfonso) is a Silkk The Shocker-referencing clarion call to the dancefloor for women who aren’t afraid to be their most exhibitionist selves: “Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hate a lame b*tch with class,” asserts Sexyy. New songs “I’m The Sh*t” and “Sexyy Walk” exude an irrepressible bad b*tch energy, combining Sexyy’s crisp wordplay with an addictive drawling delivery that has become her signature.
Hood Hottest Princess is home to previously released singles “Female Gucci Mane,” named after a nickname that Sexyy Red received from folks from her hometown and her peers in the rap game, plus “Born By The River,” a Pitchfork-approved collaboration with Sexyy’s close friend Sukihana. Featuring an additional appearance from Juicy J on “Strictly For The Strippers,” Hood’s Hottest Princess is available everywhere via Open Shift/gamma.
Hood’s Hottest Princess arrives as “Pound Town” and “Pound Town 2” continue to make waves and set the scene for a Sexyy Summer. The song has over 15 million on-demand streams since its release, and has spent months on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, reaching the #1 spot multiple times. Originally released in January, “Pound Town” picked up steam in the subsequent months thanks to the viral #PoundTownChallenge, which helped the song generate over 200k video creations on TikTok. A coterie of high-profile fans tapped in and quoted their favorite lyrics, including Cardi B, Summer Walker, GloRilla, JT of City Girls, Rico Nasty, and TiaCorine. Sexyy has kept the hits coming with an appearance on the first remix to “Slut Me Out,” the Billboard-charting hit by NLE Choppa, and on the “314 Remix” of “Area Codes,” the smash hit by Atlanta rapper Kali.
With Hood Hottest Princess out now and a burgeoning fanbase that can’t get enough of her hits, the rising rapper is preparing for a Sexyy Red Summer. Get on board now, before the ship blasts off.
Stream Hood Hottest Princess: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/hoodhottestprincess
Listen to “Pound Town” (Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj & Tay Keith: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/poundtown2
Hood’s Hottest Princess tracklist:
- I’m The Sh*t
- Hellcats SRTs
- Pound Town 2 ft. Nicki Minaj & Tay Keith
- Looking For The Hoes (Ain’t My Fault)
- Sexyy Walk
- Strictly For The Strippers ft. Juicy J
- Mad At Me
- Born By The River ft. Sukihana
- Female Gucci Mane
Photo Credit: @lucamarieg
Born and raised in St. Louis, Sexyy Red is one of the hottest rising stars in rap today. Her explicitly quotable hit “Pound Town” has been steadily rising up charts, and she’s earned co-signs from the likes of Cardi B, Summer Walker, GloRilla, JT of City Girls, Rico Nasty, and TiaCorine.
“Pound Town” might be her breakthrough moment, but real (dread) heads know that Sexyy Red has been putting in work for a long time. She first turned heads with her gender-flipped remixes of songs like Three 6 Mafia’s “Slob On My Knob” (“Slob On My Ckat“) and Tay-K’s “I Love My Choppa” (“I Love My Nickel“), showing off her knack for crisp turns-of-phrase and eye-popping and viscerally frank bars. Her inventive visuals for songs like “Throwin It” and “Sexyy,” from her 2021 mixtape Ghetto Superstar, helped her build a following on Instagram (307k followers), YouTube (67.5k subscribers), and Twitter (139.4k followers).
Sexyy Red hype reached a fever pitch in the Fall, when she collaborated with Summer Walker on “Sense Dat God Gave You” and with fellow sex positive diva Sukihana on “Born By The River.” Built around a flip of a famous Sam Cooke lyric, the latter song was an impressive statement, earning a glowing review in Pitchfork and prompting an Instagram follow from Drake.
Hood Hottest Princess: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/hoodhottestprincess
“Pound Town 2” ft. Nicki Minaj: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/poundtown2
“Female Gucci Mane”: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/FemaleGucciMane
“Pound Town” (prod. by Tay Keith): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GyvXrxOYK4
“Pound Town” (Spring Break edition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agp7tDPbk0o
“Pound Town” (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7GKCCYLkg