Singled Out: "The Ladies Are Even Going Hard With The Snapbacks & Tattoos Nowadays"
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 1:00PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After singer Myko breaks down his new Future-assisted "Okay, Okay" anthem, rap newcomer Driicky Graham discusses his new track "Snapbacks and Tattoos."]
"Snapback and Tattoos" is crazy because I really didn't believe it would get as much success and attention as it's been gettin' so far.
It's a record I wrote after I got my first tattoo. I wanted an anthem track at first ... so I had the lyricss laid out, then I developed a hook to make it a little bit bigger and I just waited on it. The beat came from Young Berg. I was out doing shows and whatnot and I kinda ran into Berg and I guess the proof was in the pudding; he saw my show and decided to link up with me and that's how that happened.
I've been hearing all love, as far as feedback. Mad people are embracing the record. It's not too, too much of a materialistic song, it's a song everybody can relate to. Snapbacks and tattoos are a fashion trend but I provided some good lyrics to where people can enjoy it.
All of my music really tells a part of who I am: Whether it's gonna be a commercial sounding joint or it's something for the underground. I don't want to provide a specific type of sound, I'd rather focus on diversity. There's no one track that describes me completely as an artist, but even with "Snapbacks and Tattoos" you'll get a piece of me in every track.
Ever since I was a baby, I was influenced by Hip Hop. I remember being three and actually being able to rap Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray." In diapers. I was actually in Lord of the Underground's video "Tic Toc," too. So rap has always been around and it's always been a part of my life.
This is a fun record. The ladies are even going hard with the snapbacks and tattoos nowadays. Any ladies coming my way with the sleeves that's lookin' creative and dope, hey, we can go out on a date or something if you gotta sleeve. I like that.
Driicky Graham is a rap newcomer whose rap style mixes city flair with Southern style. Currently finishing up his debut mixtape, Graham has worked with names old and new in the past months, including legendary Three 6 Mafia producer Juicy J and up-and-comer Arch Tha Boss. His video "Snapbacks and Tattoos" made its 106 & Park premiere on Monday.
Check out the official "Snapbacks and Tattoos video below: