Two Bluff City bruisers with complimentary rhyme styles and a shared ambition for cash, SNUPE BANDZ and PaperRoute Woo are the next Paper Route Empire duo to watch. Living it up in lavish luxury in their hometown of Memphis, SNUPE and Woo share “Straight Like That,” their latest video. Combining thudding percussion and ominous bells, the new song is a sizzling slice of Tennessee trap. Each rapper takes turns talking about how they didn’t need rap to get rich, but now that they’re focused, they’re gonna take over the game: “Ran up the racks on the low, n****/Let me and gang through the do’, n****,” intones Woo, while SNUPE spits, “‘Fore I even made a song, I was road runnin’.”
In the video, Woo and SNUPE live large with their homies, including their PRE brother Big Moochie Grape, as they eat in Memphis’s finest dining establishments and make a pilgrimage to Jackson State University’s football stadium. Home to the new Young Dolph memorial tunnel, the two rappers pulled up to Jackson, MS, after the tunnel’s announcement to salute their late mentor and promise to make him proud. Following the recent clip for “Dam Fool,“ “Straight Like That” is the latest glimpse of Boyz In The Hood, the upcoming joint mixtape from the two PRE upstarts.
Boyz In The Hood gets a lift from the two rappers’ percolating chemistry: Woo stacks flows and boastful bars with a booming and authoritative delivery, while SNUPE is effortlessly laid back, drawling rhymes about his luck with ladies and money-getting prowess. The latest salvo in an eventful year for Paper Route Empire as they honor Young Dolph, expect Boyz In The Hood to hit the streets on October 14th via Paper Route Empire.
SNUPE BANDZ and PaperRoute Woo have a long history of collaborations, dating back to 2020’s “In My Bag” and continuing through last year’s “Pop Out,” which drew 1.7 million YouTube views. Both SNUPE and Woo joined their mentor Young Dolph on “Nothing To Me,” a standout single from last year’s PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi mixtape, generating over 7.8 million views, and they later took the stage in remembrance of their role model during a tribute set at Rolling Loud California. The two Memphis natives made memorable appearances on Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, the recent PRE compilation tape: SNUPE shined on his solo showcase “I Know Why,” and connected with Joddy Badass for the sensual “I Like,” while Woo flashed his mastery of flow in “Fully Equipt.”
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