With a booming bass voice that adds gravitas to every trap tale, rising rapper Cootie is putting his hometown of Blytheville, Arkansas on the map. Today, the Dirty South stepper teams up with YoungBoy Never Broke Again for “2Tone,” a new video single. Toe-tagging a spritely piano-led instrumental, Cootie nimbly barrels through the track like an NFL running back, his booming-voiced charisma on display, flaunting his iced-out wrists and capo credentials: “Plug get the pack to the front door for me/That’s the only time you’ll ever hear Cootie say please.” YoungBoy’s drawly melodies provide a perfect complement to Cootie’s commanding cadence.
“2Tone” arrives with a high-tech new visual featuring both rappers. Directed by Teedray, the video takes inspiration from Cootie’s ice talk, the water on his wrist transforming his surroundings into an open sea. Cootie performs his verse as a perfectly-manicured model tinkles the ivories, and YoungBoy drops by for 16 of his own. “2Tone” is the first step on the road to In Trap We Trust, Cootie’s next mixtape, due later this year via R.T.N./Artist Partner Group.
Hailing from a city in Arkansas just one hour North of Memphis via I-55, Cootie is leading a new wave of high-octane trap music. The 22-year-old artist caught momentum last year with his collaborators with rapper BiC Fizzle. The two close collaborators connected for the street hit “Supa Fly,” generating over 2 million YouTube views and catching the attention of Gucci Mane, who collaborated with Cootie and Fizzle on “TrapMania.” Cootie kept the party going in early 2022 with his debut mixtape Welcome To The Trap, earning plaudits from Pitchfork for its “blunt trap tales.”
With the respect of trap titans and much higher to rise, Cootie looks to be the next breakout star from the bottom of the map. Stay tuned for the upcoming Trap Baby and much more.
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