Suicideboys - Long Term Effects of Suffering LP (Glow Green vinyl)
Cousins Ruby da Cherry and $lick $loth grew up together, white kids in black neighborhoods on the east and west banks of New Orleans. Once they joined forces, the result was a dark blend of horrorcore glitch-trap with booming bass, ominous atmospherics, and occultish, drugged-out rhymes. In 2020 $uicideboy$ released Stop Staring at the Shadows followed by their latest and greatest album, Long Term Effects of Suffering, which dropped in 2021. It's home to the dynamic singles "New Profile Pic," "Avalon" and "Materialism as a Means to an End."
"$uicideboy$ are enthusiastic sample flippers who regularly return to the well of classic Memphis rap for sonic inspiration, but it's no longer just imitation; they've grown confident and skilled enough to break out of the confines of their established sound. There are obvious Southern rap vocal samples across songs like "Degeneration in the Key of a Minor" and "Avalon," but more left-field flips as well, like the subtle interpolation of the Counts' "Love Sign" on "Lighting the Flames of My Own Personal Hell." Over time, their beats have grown from simpler drum patterns stitched to Southern rap samples into more fully realized constructions, as likely to throw in a fluttering jazz sax or subtle xylophone as a trap hi-hat." - Pitchfork