$Uicideboy$ "Sing Me A Lullaby My Sweet Temptation"
We choose life or death. No third option exists. $uicideboy$ rap like their lives depend on it, because they actually do.
Hip-hop lifted the New Orleans duo of cousins—Scott Arcenaux, Jr. a.k.a. $lick Sloth and Aristos Petrou a.k.a. Ruby da Cherry—out of a violent drug-riddled hood nightmare and into an underground phenomenon. On the way up, they landed a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200, tallied 2 billion-plus streams, averaged 4.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, sold out arenas on three continents, and received acclaim from Pigeons and Planes, XXL, Billboard, and Revolver. Not to mention, they collaborated with everyone from Academy® Award winner Juicy J to members of Korn. These accolades cemented the pair as the culture’s most insurgent, inescapable, and influential cult by 2020.
In 2020, STOP STARING AT THE SHADOWS sharpens the edges of the group’s signature style. The melodies move with demonic grace, while the rhymes fly in a crossfire of vitriol, pain, and longing. Of “Fuck Your Culture” and “Scope Set,” HYPEBEAST noted, “Filled with hell-fueled lyricism and battering beats that creep in all the right places, the singles showcase why the two have become cult figures in the music industry—they’ve aptly reenvisioned the South’s hip-hop roots while pushing forth it’s tantalizing sound.”