Ice Spice already had the New York Instances declaring her as “Hip Hop’s New Princess” earlier this month. Plus, Vevo and Spotify named her as a music act to look at for in 2023.
The Bronx-bred rapper now has her first Billboard Scorching 100 hit. “Gangsta Boo” that includes fellow New Yorker Lil Tjay debuted at #82 on the most recent Scorching 100 chart. The observe lives on the just lately launched Like..? EP.
Ice Spice named her music after the late Lola “Gangsta Boo” Mitchell. The Three 6 Mafia member handed away on January 1, 2023, on the age of 43. Spice spoke about creating the file with Lil Tjay as a visitor function.
“I made the music, after which I used to be simply considering who I’d hear on it actually. However I needed it to be an actual real collab,” stated Ice Spice in an interview. “We’ve been mates since final yr, so I used to be identical to, ‘Yeah, who higher than him?’”
The previous State College of New York at Buy scholar added, “We’re each from the Bronx. I made the music earlier than [Gangsta Boo] handed. Proper earlier than, really. So, yeah. That was a extremely unhappy, very precise coincidence.”
Ice Spice’s Like..? EP additionally hosts “Bikini Backside,” “Munch (Feelin’ U),” and “In Ha Temper.” The latter two songs made it onto Billboard‘s Effervescent Beneath Scorching 100 and Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. “Gangsta Boo” additionally charted on the Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs rankings.