Get To Know: $uicideboy$

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With Bay Dreams selling out in record time, promoters Pato Ent and Audiology have announced a one off show for $uicideboy$ in Auckland – January 6th.

Heading to Bay Dreams, or have friends that love the group and you’re not sure who they are? Get to know the $uicideboy$

The $uicideboy$ formed in 2014 by cousins Ruby da Cherry (born Aristos Petrou) and Scrim (born Scott Arceneaux Jr.). Via music sharing platform SoundCloud, the duo rose to popularity for their abrasive, self-produced beats, as well as their harsh lyrical content and themes featuring addiction and suicidal ideation.

The duo’s first project together, a three-track EP named Kill Your$elf, Part I: The $uicide $aga, was released in June 2014 on SoundCloud and Bandcamp, attracting attention for their collaboration with notable underground rapper Bones. In the following months, the duo released a further nine iterations of the Kill Your$elfseries

$uicideboy$ underground breakthrough came with the release of 2015 EP $outh $ide $uicide, a collaboration with established South Florida rapper Pouya, which pushed the duo into the underground rap spotlight.

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Along with their work in $uicideboy$ , Petrou and Arceneaux have both released sporadic solo work as well as worked with other artists individually.

A large portion of their music focuses on depression and its symptoms, an angle not often received in mainstream hip hop; Arceneaux spoke in further detail on this in an interview with Mass Appeal, stating, “A lot of people take it as emo, or depressed music, or negative music… it’s really just connecting. It’s therapy, through music.”

On September 7, 2018, their debut studio album I Want to Die in New Orleans was released.

You can purchase tickets to see $uicideboy$ live HERE.

 

 

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