HNHH PREMIERE: Skinny and Belly send a message to their haters in the new video for "No Beef."
A few years ago, Skinny was getting death threats from those who were supposed to back him the hardest. Hailing from Saudi Arabia, the Los Angeles-based rapper comes from a land where music is not seen as a viable career. The young star has continued to hustle though and he's back with a new record featuring Belly, another rapper that calls the Middle East his home.
"No Beef" is being premiered exclusively through HotNewHipHop today with the video impacting the world for the first time. In the clip, Skinny shows love to his roots, hanging with a gang of men rocking traditional Saudi attire and rapping over the ANMLS-produced beat. They ride through town in a few exotic whips, enjoying themselves and hanging off the side of the vehicles. Palestinian-Canadian rapper Belly comes in for the second verse, smoking a blunt and brushing his beard for peak performative appearance.
Speaking on their collaboration, Skinny raved about Belly. "Man, Ive been riding to Belly’s music for years, so for us to link up and it be so organic has been amazing," he told us. "He’s a true creative mind in this game and people sleep on how many trends and waves he starts and how consistent he is. He fuckin’ snapped on this beat too."
Likewise, Belly was equally impressed with Skinny's work ethic. "Skinny got a really great energy about him," said the Canadian star. "We became homies first, then made some music together. I think that's why the chemistry on the song works as well as it does. I got him singing a hook on my album too."
Watch the exclusive video above and let us know if you're vibing with the track.