New Orleans rap duo $uicideboy$ combined their talents in 2014, but as cousins, the pair were already well-acquainted.
Ruby da Cherry and Scrim grew up together, white kids in black neighborhoods on the east and west banks of the Crescent City. However, they initially veered down different paths. Ruby (aka Suicide Leopard) dabbled in punk rock, influenced by the Misfits, Minor Threat, and Leftover Crack. Meanwhile, Scrim (aka $lick $loth and Suicide Christ) was a DJ and songwriter. Once they joined forces, the result was a dark blend of horrorcore glitch-trap bubbling with booming bass, ominous atmospherics, and occultish, drugged-out rhymes. Signed to G59 Records, the Boy$ released the ambitious ten-part series Kill Your$elf. With titles like The $uicide $aga, The $eppuku $aga, and Re$urrection, $uicideboy$ layered their twisted raps over short tracks, releasing additional EPs like Black $uicide (with Black Smurf), Grey Sheep, G.R.E.Y.G.O.D.S., and My Liver Will Handle What My Heart Can't in 2015.
By 2016, with SXSW and international shows under their belts, the recordings continued, notching nearly 30 full efforts within two years. Radical $uicide, their 29th release, arrived in the summer of 2016. The five-track EP produced by Getter peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Rap charts. In 2017, the pair revived their Kill Yourself series with Kill Yourself, Pt. 11: The Kingdom Come Saga. Ten volumes were issued that year, closing with XX: The Infinity Saga.
Early 2018 saw the release of single "FUCKALLOFYOU2K18." Later that year, they issued "Carrollton" and "Meet Mr. NICEGUY," a pair of singles that landed on their fall release, I Want to Die in New Orleans. Issued in September 2019, the album landed at number nine on the Billboard 200. After closing out the year with collaborative EP Live Fast Die Whenever (with Travis Barker), the duo returned in March 2020 for their 45th project, Stop Staring at the Shadows. Also that year, Scrim made his solo debut with A Man Rose from the Dead. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi