Sexyy Red Continues Her Dominant 2023, Recruiting Lil Durk for “Hellcats SRTs 2”
Sexyy Red continues her run as one of 2023’s breakout stars, inviting Lil Durk to hop on “Hellcats SRTs 2,” a new version of a highlight track from her album Hood Hottest Princess, plus music video. The “Hellcats SRTs” sequel continues a busy week for the young artist, as she earned her first-ever #1 Billboard Hit following headline-making appearances on the New York Jets‘ sideline during ESPN’s Monday Night Football and at the MTV VMAs.
View the full PR below, but first, here are some quick-hitting highlights about Sexyy Red’s incredible rise:
- Sexyy Red placed 4 songs on the brand new TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart, including the chart’s first-ever #1 hit (“SkeeYee“).
- After breaking out with “Pound Town” and the Nicki Minaj-featuring “Pound Town 2,” Sexyy has her second Billboard Hot 100 hit, and first solo hit on the chart, with “SkeeYee,” which made its debut at #67 this week. Complex recently named “SkeeYee” the Song of the Summer 2023.
- “SkeeYee” earned a recent boost with its appearance in HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The New York Jets, prompting a viral video of several of the team’s star players dancing to the song. Sexyy Red visited her new favorite team in person for their season debut on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, leading the team to an improbable victory and earning mention in GQ, Vulture, Complex, and more.
- “SkeeYee” and “Pound Town 2” appear on Hood Hottest Princess, Sexyy’s hit new album, which climbed from #103 to #75 on the Billboard 200 this week, after topping Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart earlier this summer.
- Sexyy Red will soon embark on her first headlining tour, the “Hood Hottest Princess Tour,” and several dates are already sold out – Buy tour tickets HERE
- Read Sexyy’s recent feature in Interview Mag, watch her new interview with Montreality, and view her recent Genius Verified for “SkeeYee.” Sexyy Red has earned acclaim from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Billboard (August 2023 Chartbreaker), and many others.
“…30 minutes of straight-up standing-on-the-table raps. There are a handful of songs on here that are bound to be summertime anthems.” – Pitchfork
“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
“Sexyy Red Is in Her Own League, and She Knows It…The St. Louis rapper is quickly becoming the hottest thing in hip-hop, all while just being herself.” – Rolling Stone
“The St. Louisian rapper laughs at critics and her own jokes. With the viral success of Pound Town and a raucous appearance at the BET Awards, she’s bringing ‘raw sh*t’ back into the rap game.” – The Face
“In 2023, Sexyy Red’s unapologetic honesty has helped her become a star. Her Tay Keith-produced song ‘Pound Town’ is a runaway viral hit, getting co-signed by everyone from Cardi B to Post Malone.” – Complex
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Video: Sexyy Red – “Hellcats SRTs 2” ft. Lil Durk
#SexyySummer Spills Into Fall With the Red Hot Artist’s Latest Superstar Link-Up, As She Updates a Hood Hottest Princess Highlight With a Verse From The Voice
(September 15) – Sexyy Red continues her rapid rise, recruiting Lil Durk to join her on “Hellcats SRTs 2,” a new version of the high-octane highlight from Hood Hottest Princess. Blessed with a beat from Shawn Ferrari that recalls the height of the ’00s mixtape era, “Hellcats SRTs” is a souped-up slapper, dedicated to Sexyy’s love of fast cars and the men who drive them. A longtime hellcat aficionado, Lil Durk is a perfect addition to the song, as he goes “no auto” and makes the Chicago-to-St. Louis connection official.
Sexyy and Smurk count their cash and ride their souped-up muscle cars in the Jerry Production-directed video for “Hellcats SRTs 2” – WATCH HERE
“Hellcats SRTs 2” arrives following #SexyySummer, during which the St. Louis native established herself as the most talked-about and acclaimed rising star in hip-hop. Sexyy’s breakout hit, the Tay Keith-produced “Pound Town,” has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reached the Top 10 on Urban Radio, and its Nicki Minaj-featuring remix “Pound Town 2,” earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA. Together, all versions of “Pound Town” have racked up over 69 million global streams.
Sexyy’s follow-up hit, “SkeeYee,” has risen even further, generating over 50 million streams across platforms, and reaching a new peak of #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #37 on Apple Music’s All-Genre Charts. “SkeeYee” earned a recent boost from its appearance in HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The New York Jets, prompting a viral video of several of the team’s star players dancing to the song. Sexyy Red visited her new favorite team in person for their season debut on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, leading the team to an improbable victory and earning mention in GQ, Vulture, Complex, and more.
A relentless barrage of twerkable anthems, Hood’s Hottest Princess builds upon Sexyy’s brash and unapologetic persona. Songs like “Hellcats SRTs“ and “Female Gucci Mane“ exude an irrepressible bad b*tch energy, combining Sexyy’s crisp wordplay with an addictive drawling delivery that has become her signature. The mixtape earned a sterling 8.0 review from Pitchfork, who wrote that the mixtape “sets the tone for what she hopes is the nastiest, sweatiest, and freakiest summer since the smartphone came along” and “…30 minutes of straight-up standing-on-the-table raps. There are a handful of songs on here that are bound to be summertime anthems.” Home to other hits like “Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault),” soon to impact Urban Radio, Hood Hottest Princess is climbing the Billboard 200, where it reached a new peak of #75 this week, and Apple Music’s charts, where it is currently sitting at #7 on the Hip-Hop albums chart and #12 overall. Hood Hottest Princess is available everywhere via Open Shift/gamma.
With Hood Hottest Princess out now and a burgeoning fanbase that can’t get enough of her hits, the rising rapper is dominating 2023. Following a short stint opening on tour for her biggest fan, Drake, during his “It’s All A Blur Tour” with 21 Savage, Sexyy Red recently announced the “Hood Hottest Princess Tour,” her first-ever headlining tour. The tour quickly sold out, minutes after its initial announce, prompting Sexyy to add dates and upgrade several venues on the tour.
SEXYY RED – HOOD HOTTEST PRINCESS TOUR DATES:
Mon Oct 16 – Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club
Tue Oct 17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Wed Oct 18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Thu Oct 19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Sat Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Sun Oct 22 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Tue Oct 24 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Wed Oct 25 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Thu Oct 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Mon Oct 30 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Tue Oct 31 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Wed Nov 01 – Minneapolis, MN – The Rave / Eagles Club
Sat Nov 04 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Sun Nov 05 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
Tue Nov 07 – Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
Thu Nov 09 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Fri Nov 10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sat Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Dome
Mon Nov 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Tue Nov 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Wed Nov 16 – Richmond, VA – The National
Friday Nov 17 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Mon Nov 20 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Tue Nov 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Fri Nov 24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Sat Nov 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Sun Nov 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Wed Nov 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sun Dec 3 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
With explicit lyricism reminiscent of Trina, the raw storytelling of Boosie Badazz and Webbie, and Chief Keef’s rugged authenticity, Sexyy Red’s raunchy, in-your-face style taps into a strain of hilarious and animated rap the game has been missing since the heyday of Gucci Mane. But don’t get it twisted – as the main creative force of her own songs, lyrics, and videos, her music is only ever 100% Sexyy.
Sexyy Red has made Summer 2023 a #SexyySummer, with her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Pound Town 2” and her acclaimed album Hood Hottest Princess. The Tay Keith-produced “Pound Town,” has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reached the Top 10 on Urban Radio, and its Nicki Minaj-featuring remix “Pound Town 2,” earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA. Together, all versions of “Pound Town” have racked up over 50 million global streams. Home to other hits like “SkeeYee,” a viral anthem praised by Drake and currently charting on Apple Music’s All-Genre singles charts, Hood Hottest Princess is climbing the Billboard 200, where it reached a new peak of #117 this week, and Apple Music’s charts, where it has peaked at #6 on the Hip-Hop albums chart and #19 overall.
This is just the start of a thrilling career for Sexyy Red, who called every shot she made since high school — including the success of her latest single. Don’t try to predict where she’s going next; Sexyy Red will tell you herself.
“I’m The Sh*t”: https://youtu.be/VRJUSrZ-rI0
“Hellcats SRTs”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs9CDdbHP7s
“Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtmxrfmxzTs
“SkeeYee” (Prod. by Tay Keith): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5Mh2T7rWc&ab_channel=SexyyRed
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