Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BBE

Snotty Nose Rez Kids serve big braid energy on new single, "BBE"

Canadian hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids debut their latest single, “BBE,” with an eclectic visual paying homage to their indigenous roots. The acronym for “Big Braid Energy” is the focal point for the track’s chorus as the two rappers walk into a salon. Their hair is soon braided and transformed into a masterpiece.

“The idea of the song is just reclaiming identity and just embracing who we are today by recognizing what it took to get here. ‘Big braid energy’ is just about being able to throw your hair in a braid and let it flow the way it’s supposed to,” says Yung Trybez. Through animated verses, both members address the importance of hair braiding in their culture while also taking a playful approach with humor. Both deliver each of their bars with an inflected charisma.

“BBE” has a simple hip-hop beat equipped with bass and synthesized claps. The bass booms as they vocalize the hook creating a satisfying melody. Young D hops on the first verse rapping, “Yo my company don’t like misery, I don’t need no sympathy, my inner circle the winner’s circle, drummers sing my symphony.” Beautiful women surround them, all with intricate, braided hair.

The duo attributes their comical side to growing up on the “Rez.” Hailing from the Haisla Nation in British Columbia, Canada, the cousins grew up in a close-knit family dynamic. Young D describes, “We grew up a couple houses down from each other and ya know both of our families are close, we had an open-door policy with each other. I was able to go to his house for dinner, grab a plate and vice versa.” The two have been making music together since 2016 and have accumulated a loyal fanbase and multiple award nominations.

The track is an ode to the strength and pride of the indigenous people. Yung Trybez takes on the second verse boasting, “My braids harness energy I’ll show you what I’m made of, this one for the nation, we head bangin’ we ain’t playin’.” They swing their braids with force as the camera pans rapidly. From the fashion and jewelry to the production and conceptualization, the group also featured all indigenous creatives in the visual. Each detail amplifies their true creative inspiration.

Snotty Nose Rex Kids continue to make waves in the hip-hop industry while also uplifting their community. They effortlessly blend introspective lyricism into upbeat and lighthearted dance-worthy anthems. SNRK embodies representation for the modern music lover.