Malossi Reacts: $uicideboy$

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Malossi Reacts: $uicideboy$

Patrick Kerrigan, Editor

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The Suicideboys are an American hip-hop duo from New Orleans, Louisiana, founded in 2014 by cousins Ruby da Cherry and Scrim (stylized as $crim). Via the music sharing platform SoundCloud, the duo rose to popularity for their abrasive, self-produced beats, as well as their harsh lyrical content and themes prominently featuring substance use disorder and suicidal ideation. They also own and operate their own label, G*59 Records.

The duo are considered one of the most popular acts in the underground rap scene, and are also considered to have a cult following. After several years of solely releasing EPs and mixtapes, $uicideboy$’ debut studio album I Want to Die in New Orleans was released on September 7, 2018. It fared well commercially, debuting at number 9 on the US Billboard 200. They have had a very heavy influence on a new wave of rap and keep on rising to the top.

$crim found his love for DJ-ing at a young age and used money from drugs he sold to buy a laptop and start producing. Ruby’s interest in music began when he was seven, playing violin and then the drums when he was ten, eventually joining bands in middle school. The two met up to create $uicideboy$ in 2014. 

The cousins realized that both were interested in taking a musical career seriously, and both dissatisfied with the direction of their lives, the two formed $uicideboy$, making a pact that if their musical careers didn’t work out, they would both commit $uicide–which of course is a terrible idea and not something anyone should do–and so the duo was formed.

Without further adieu, I have selected four of their songs that I feel are their best in regards to the message and overall sound, and have our beloved Mr. Malossi react. 


  1. “Antarctica”: 

Mr. Malossi: After bopping his head to the beat: “If your mother heard this, she would have a panic attack.”

  1. “Reign In Blood”: 

Mr. Malossi: “That was actually very good. The imagery is amazing; they are some really good writers”

    3. “Kill Yourself III”:

Mr. Malossi: “Very intense production and lyrics. I see that they are fairly unhappy with their lives.”

  1. “Carrollton”:

Mr Malossi: “I like the beat, but the lyrics are a bit disturbing; seriously…play this for your mother.” 

  1. “For The Last Time”:

Mr. Malossi:”Wow. That was very loud. I did not understand any of the words they said, but they sound very angry. Very well-produced beat again.”

Mr. Malossi went on to “give credit where credit is due” because of their incredible, diverse writing skills. He also was a fan of their beats, which Scrim creates himself. However, despite the lyrics being highly detailed and deep, they came off as a little too intense for his liking.

Final Score: Malossi–a fan of the “classic hip-hop of the 1990s,” gives the $uicideboy$ a 6.5/10.

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