When we talk about the rising stars in hip-hop, two names that have consistently shined in recent times are Sexyyred and Sukihana. Both known for their fiery lyrics, unapologetic attitude, and a tenacity that's unmatched, it was only a matter of time before these two powerhouses collaborated. And oh, what a collaboration it has been! The result? The certified classic: “HOOD RATS.”
From the get-go, the synergy between Sexxy Red and Sukihana is palpable. It’s as if they were always meant to create music together. Their shared experiences, coupled with unique individual takes on life, love, and hustle, merge seamlessly in “HOOD RATS.”
The title alone makes a statement. The term "hood rats," often used pejoratively, is reclaimed in this track. The duo turns it around, transforming the phrase into an emblem of empowerment, a nod to their roots, and an unapologetic statement of self-expression.
With a pulsating beat that’s a delightful fusion of classic hip-hop with a dash of the modern trap influence, "HOOD RATS" is undeniably a banger. But as with most great songs, it's not just about the rhythm; it's about the message. Every line spit by Sexxy Red and Sukihana feels like a declaration, a story, a stance against the critics and naysayers.
Sukihana, with her raw and uninhibited style, delivers verses that tell tales of growing up, of the struggles and triumphs, and of celebrating her identity. Sexxy Red complements this perfectly with her signature flow, bringing in anecdotes from her life, adding layers of depth to the track.
It wouldn't be a certified classic without a music video that does justice to the song. The vibrant and dynamic visuals of "HOOD RATS" are a sight to behold. From the throwback aesthetics of 90s hip-hop videos to the avant-garde stylings we’ve come to associate with the 2020s, the video is a visual feast. It’s as much an homage to the culture as it is a step forward in the evolution of music video artistry.
"HOOD RATS" is more than just a song; it’s a statement. It’s Sexxy Red and Sukihana’s love letter to their roots, a celebration of their journey, and a beckoning call to anyone who’s ever felt out of place or misunderstood. In a world that’s quick to label and judge, “HOOD RATS” stands as a reminder: Be proud of who you are, where you come from, and always turn criticism into art.