$uicideBoy$

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$UICIDEBOY$ is an American hardcore hip hop duo from the 7th Ward of New Orleans. The duo formed in 2014 and consists of cousins Ruby da Cherry and $crim.[1]

Initially, the cousins veered down different paths but were living on opposite sides of the same city. Ruby dabbled in punk rock while $crim became a self-taught DJ and songwriter. Once they joined forces, the result was a dark blend of horrorcore glitch-trap bubbling with booming bass, ominous atmospherics, and occultish, drugged-out rhymes. When signed to G*59 Records, the two released the ambitious ten-part series, Kill Your$elf. With titles like The $uicide $aga, The $eppuku $aga, and The Re$urrection $aga, $uicideboy$ layered their twisted raps over short tracks, releasing additional EPs like DIRTYNASTY$UICIDE, Grey Sheep, G.R.E.Y.G.O.D.S., and My Liver Will Handle What My Heart Can't in 2015. Early in the same year, $uicideboy$ had released two collaborative EPs, one being a five-song EP with rapper Black Smurf called Black $uicide,[2] and $outh $ide $uicide, a five-song project with Pouya,[3][4] to whom they credit their recent rises in popularity to. With SXSW[5] and international shows[6] under their belts, the recordings continued, notching nearly 30 full efforts within two years. Radical $uicide, their 29th release, arrived in the summer of 2016. The five-track EP produced by Getter peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Rap charts.[7]

Before $uicideboy$

Growing up, $crim had lived in the west bank of Seventh Ward, opposite of Ruby. He was heavily influenced by popular rap artists including Lil Wayne and T-Pain, while Ruby was more influenced by punk rock bands like the Misfits, Minor Threat, Leftöver Crack, and Choking Victim. However, he was also a fan of hip-hop, saying he had wanted to be Lil Wayne since he was seven years old.

Ruby tried making punk music for about ten years while being the drummer, guitarist, bassist, and singer on separate occasions. His first show was when he was 13; he performed as the drummer. There were three other people in his band, but they hadn’t taken the band seriously.

At age 13, $crim began experimenting with a self-made turntable consisting of two CD players and an audio mixer, which his parents had gotten him for Christmas. Throughout high school and college, he regularly became booked for DJing parties and, eventually, creating mixtapes.

When $crim was 17, his grandfather passed away. Unable to cope effectively, he turned to Vicodin and immediately became addicted. This led to an addiction to other drugs such as Opiate and heroin. Prior to his grandfather's death, he had been clean. Throughout this, $crim worked a 9 to 5 job at a furniture store to be able to keep himself alive financially. When he was 19, he had enough extra money to purchase a laptop in which he started creating music. He was self-taught through YouTube tutorials. When $crim was fired from his job due to his tattoos, Ruby had come along and convinced him to begin rapping. Later, Ruby managed to get $crim off of heroin by threatening the dismantlement of their future unless he would be honest with him about his addiction.

After both cousins had tried to work solo, they found their best work was in collaborations with each other. One of $crim's solo songs titled "Suicide" was his current hit song, and Ruby and $crim began referring to one another as "Suicide boys." This name stuck.

Members

Discography

Mixtapes

[8][9]

  • GRAY / GREY (2015)
  • BLACK $UICIDE
  • BLACK $UICIDE $IDE B: $UICIDE HUSTLE (2015)
  • 7TH OR ST. TAMMANY (2015)
  • YUNGDEATHLILIFE (2015)
  • HIGH TIDE IN THE SNAKE'S NEST (2015)
  • BLACK $UICIDE $IDE C: THE SEVENTH SEAL (2015)
  • $outh $ide $uicide feat. Pouya (2015)
  • My Liver Will Handle What My Heart Can't (2015)
  • Now the Moon's Rising (2015)
  • Dark Side of the Clouds (2016)
  • ETERNAL GREY (2016)

EPs

[10][11]

  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART I: THE $UICIDE $AGA (2014)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART II: THE BLACK $UEDE $AGA (2014)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART III: THE BUDD DWYER $AGA (2014)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART IV: THE TRILL CLINTON $AGA (2014)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART V: THE FUCK BITCHE$, GET DEATH $AGA (2014)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART VI: THE T$UNAMI SAGA (2015)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART VII: THE FUCK GOD $AGA (2015)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART VIII: THE $EPPUKU $AGA (2015)
  • KILL YOUR$ELF PART XI: THE $OUL$EEK $AGA (2015)
  • KILL YOURSELF PART PART X: THE RE$URRECTION $AGA (2015)
  • Grey Sheep EP (2015)
  • G.R.E.Y.G.O.D.S. (2015)
  • I No Longer Fear the Razor Guarding My Heel (2015)
  • I No Longer Fear the Razor Guarding My Heel (II) (2015)
  • G.R.E.Y.G.O.D.S.I.I. (2016)
  • DIRTYNASTY$UICIDE (2016)
  • Grey Sheep II (2016)
  • Radical $uicide (2016)

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