Video: Sexyy Red – “Hood Rats” ft. Sukihana (Prod. by Tay Keith)
#SexyySummer Continues As the St. Louis Native Shares Her First New Song Since Hood Hottest Princess; Sexyy and Suki Invite Summer Walker, Saucy Santana, Webbie, and Funny Marco to Join Them at the (Country) Club in the New Video
The Video Arrives as Sexyy Joins Drake & 21 Savage’s “It’s All A Blur Tour” as a Supporting Performer
“…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
A master of unprintable bars and shout-a-long hooks, Sexyy Red is one of rap’s freshest new stars. Reuniting with her kindred spirit Sukihana for her first new song since releasing Hood Hottest Princess, Sexyy shares “Hood Rats,” her new single. Produced by Tay Keith, the man behind the boards for her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Pound Town,” Suki and Sexyy compete to see who can craft the most outrageously quotable lyric: Sexyy reiterates her preference for men who drive Hellcats, while Suki plots a way to seduce Joe Biden in the White House.
Taking inspiration from Caddyshack and bringing raunchy realness from the gentleman’s club to the country club, the Des Gray-directed video for “Hood Rats” deposits Sexyy and Suki in their very own miniature comedy film. The two rappers portray new members at a stuffy country club, as they proceed to remake the club in their own boisterous image. The new clip features cameos from Summer Walker and Saucy Santana, plus Webbie and Funny Marco, who show off their golf game, as the six stars scheme to make the stuffed-up club atmosphere more hood rat-friendly.
“Hood Rats” arrives during #SexyySummer, during which the St. Louis native has 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 50 million global streams. Home to other hits like “SkeeYee,” a viral anthem praised by Drake and currently charting at #87 on Apple Music’s All-Genre singles charts and “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 #126 this week, and Apple Music’s charts, where it is currently sitting at #6 on the Hip-Hop albums chart and #20 overall.
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.” Featuring an additional appearance from Juicy J on “Strictly For The Strippers” and Sukihana on the Pitchfork-approved “Born By The River,” 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 during #SexyySummer. She recently announced that her biggest fan, Drake, has invited her to be the opening act on the remaining dates of his “It’s All A Blur Tour” with 21 Savage. Stay tuned for much more from the rising superstar as #SexyySummer comes to a triumphant close.
Watch “Hood Rats” ft. Sukihana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2sHaMnhIcs
Stream “Hood Rats” ft. Sukihana: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/HoodRats
Stream Hood Hottest Princess: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/hoodhottestprincess
Buy tickets to “It’s All A Blur Tour”: https://drakerelated.com/pages/tour
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.
“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