The St. Louis Native Continues to Dominate #SexyySummer, Sharing the Latest Hood Hottest Princess Video as “Pound Town 2” Goes Gold
Refreshingly brash and effortlessly quotable, Sexyy Red has made Summer ’23 her own. Coming through with another highlight from Hood Hottest Princess, the St. Louis native shares “I’m The Sht,” a video for the album’s opening track. Strutting her stuff above producer Mac Fly’s racing piano arpeggios, Big Sexyy delivers a series of flexes that prove why she’s the baddest in the game: “Mrs. Take Your Man a.k.a. I Steal Your Boo/Wonder why that n*** fck with me? Btch, ’cause I’m the truth.” The music video begins with a montage of Sexyy’s various successes that have accumulated during her recent meteoric rise–from her viral BET Awards moment, to the success of her Top 10 radio hit “Pound Town,” to co-signs from notable figures like Drake and Travis Scott–before demonstrating how she’s enjoying the fruits of her labor: she buys herself a brand new pink Mercedes and dances with the car dealer, before retreating to the studio to make more hits.

“I’m The Sht” arrives as Sexyy’s breakout hit, the Tay Keith-produced “Pound Town,” reaches a new milestone in popularity. Earlier this week, Sexyy revealed that the song, and its Nicki Minaj-featuring remix “Pound Town 2,” earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA. The song has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, including a #66 peak, and recently reached the Top 10 on Urban Radio. Together, all versions of “Pound Town” have racked up over 50 million global streams. Home to other hits like “SkeeYee,” a viral anthem praised by Drake and currently charting at #13 on TikTok’s Trending Charts and “Looking For The Hes (Ain’t My Fault),” soon to impact Urban Radio, Hood Hottest Princess is climbing the Billboard 200, where it reached a new peak of #134 this week, and Apple Music’s charts, where it is currently sitting at #6 on the Hip-Hop albums chart and #13 overall.

A relentless barrage of twerkable anthems, Hood’s Hottest Princess builds upon Sexyy’s brash and unapologetic persona. Songs like “Hellcats SRTs” and “Female Gucci Mane” exude an irrepressible bad b*tch energy, combining Sexyy’s crisp wordplay with an addictive drawling delivery that has become her signature. The mixtape earned a sterling 8.0 review from Pitchfork, who wrote that the mixtape “sets the tone for what she hopes is the nastiest, sweatiest, and freakiest summer since the smartphone came along” and “…30 minutes of straight-up standing-on-the-table raps. There are a handful of songs on here that are bound to be summertime anthems.” Featuring an additional appearance from Juicy J on “Strictly For The Strippers” and Sukihana on the Pitchfork-approved “Born By The River,” Hood Hottest Princess is available everywhere via Open Shift/gamma.

With Hood Hottest Princess out now and a burgeoning fanbase that can’t get enough of her hits, the rising rapper is dominating during #SexyySummer. Get on board now, before the ship blasts off.