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WHO ARE $UICIDEBOY$The $UICIDEBOY$ is an American rap duet started by Scott Arceneaux Jr ($crim) and his cousin Ruby de Cherry ( Aristos Petrou). Scrim grew up in Marrero, Louisiana, while Aristos came from Metairie. The group gained popularity due to their hard street lyrics delivered in self-produced beats. Their tracks are predominantly themed on substance abuse, the struggles of street life, and suicide ideation. They also reflect the rappers’ bravery and courage to survive, thrive, and gain respect in their community. The duo is one of the most successful acts in the underground hip-hop scene and boasts a massive following.
THE BEGINNING OF $UICIDEBOY$Born on April 11, 1989, $Crim drew his inspiration from Kanye West and T-Pain. His passion for deejaying pushed him to join Delgado Community College, where he got deejaying gigs. On the other hand, Ruby de Cherry was born on April 22, 1990. He discovered his passion for music when he was seven, as he played violin and later drums. He eventually joined bands when he was 10. Thanks to his passion and experience in punk rock, the artist joined the Vapo-Rats band but later left to explore his career in rap music with his cousin. Both were dedicated to succeeding in their careers as $UICIDEBOY$. They swore that if their act did not work out by age 30, they would commit suicide.
The group released their first project, Kill Yourself Part 1-The Suicide Saga, a three-track ep released in June 2014. They later released nine more reiterations of the Kill Yourself music series. The duo released GRAY/GREY, their first full project, on March 3, 2015. Their ultimate breakthrough in underground rap came in 2015 when they released $OUTH $IDE $UICIDE alongside Pouya, a South Florida rapper. In 2016, they released RADICAL $UICIDE, which was incredibly successful, gaining over 23 million plays on Spotify alone. $UICIDEBOY$ released I WANT TO DIE IN NEW ORLEANS, where they narrated their experience in their musical careers and how their lives had changed over time.
THE YIN YANG SPRING
The YIN YANG spring season was released on May 5, 2023. The summer season came out on May 12, 2023, featuring Ghostemane (Eric Whitney) on a new track, “Bloody 98.” It displays the struggle of growing up and adapting to hostile environments. The opening line depicts great violence and killings that happened in South Park, Memphis, most of which are gang-related. In the chorus, the artists take great pride and emphasize their loyalty to their gangs. They show their willingness to go above and beyond, to stand up and defend themselves and their gangs no matter what it takes. Their incorporation of harsh street language and imagery represents the harsh realities of everyday life in various neighborhoods.
On May 19, 2023, the duo announced their 4th annual nationwide tour, “GREY DAY,” which will run from August 25, 2023 to October 30, 2023.