Since releasing the Juno Award-nominated and Polaris Prize-shortlisted album, Life After, Snotty Nose Rez Kids (the duo of Yung Trybez and Young D) have been able to shed a lot of the heaviness they were carrying into that album, and have emerged more emboldened than ever. Finally able to hit the road again earlier this year, and do what they do best – perform on stage – they’ve found new energy and are eagerly anticipating this next musical phase.
Undeniably confident in its message, their new single released today – “I’M GOOD” – shows Yung Trybez and Young D taking turns running the gamut of haters and distractions, pushing them off with lyrical dexterity. Clever references to Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kenny vs. Spenny and Scottie Pippen are juxtaposed with heavier statements like Yung Trybez’s line, “My pops got over cancer, see. Who are you to cancel me,” indicating that there are more important things to focus on.
Speaking on the song, Yung Trybez wrote: “We had to link with producer, KYRIGO, again for this one. He killed it on ‘Uncle Rico’ and we love his work. He brought the energy we needed for this track.” Young D had this to say: “We spent our last album working through the darker times we experienced. It was important for our new music to be positive and to show our fans that we needed “Life After” to talk about our experiences in 2020/2021, but that we’re back touring, traveling the world, making new music, and ultimately, we’re good