Published on January 22nd, 2024 | by Just Jay0
PRE’s SNUPE BANDZ Returns With His Brand New Single “Scarred”
Driven by a hustler mentality as deeply ingrained as his Memphis roots, SNUPE BANDZ makes his own luck. Reflecting on the tremendous odds he overcame to earn the respect of his city, the Paper Route Empire artist shares “Scarred.” Over a bouncy, booming piano instrumental, SNUPE approaches the track with an introspective flow of consciousness as he confronts his turbulent past and the toll it took on him: “Sippin’ on some twisted, smokin’ on some za/Sit back reminiscing, like damn, I made it far.”
The video for “Scarred” opens on SNUPE in rest and relaxation mode, rolling himself a joint on a table filled with turkey bags of flower. Soaking in the comfort of his luxury home while reminiscing on a much less cushy past, SNUPE returns to the streets as his train of thought shifts from the past toward the future. Soon, SNUPE finds himself seated curbside in front of a mural memorializing his late mentor Young Dolph, reminding SNUPE of the greatness he was destined for.
“Scarred” arrives as SNUPE’s first new music since the release of BOYZ IN THE HOOD, the 2022 collaborative project between SNUPE and fellow PRE hotshot PaperRoute Woo. With high-energy features from Arkansas rapper Bankroll Freddie and the crunkstar himself, Duke Deuce, BOYZ N THE HOOD built on the duo’s long history of collaborations, dating back to 2020’s “In My Bag” and continuing through 2021’s “Pop Out,” which drew 2 million YouTube views. Both SNUPE and Woo joined their mentor, Young Dolph, on “Nothing To Me,” a standout single from the 2021 PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi mixtape, generating over 10 million views, and they later took the stage in remembrance of their role model during a tribute set at Rolling Loud California 2021. The two Memphis natives made memorable appearances on Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, the 2022 PRE compilation tape: SNUPE shined on his solo showcase “I Know Why,” and connected with Joddy Badass for the sensual “I Like,” while Woo flashed his mastery of flow in “Fully Equipt.”Tweet