Viral 'Island Boy' Rappers Have A Fairly Serious Criminal History
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If you've been on TikTok or Twitter recently then chances are you would have seen Franky (Kodiyakredd) and Alex (Flyysoulja) Venegas singing their catchy track.
Whether you like it or hate it, 'Island Boy' has become a massive viral hit thanks, in part, to people absolutely ripping on it.
They first made it big on social media when a video of them freesstyling 'Island Boy' in the pool started being shared amongst people in Florida.
The original video on TikTok ended up being viewed more than nine million times before it was eventually and mysteriously deleted, according to Distractify.
However, the two men behind the viral fame have been revealed to have a fairly serious criminal history.
Speaking on the No Jumper podcast, Alex explained how he and his fraternal twin would always get into trouble with the law while they were growing up in Florida.
They were raised by a single mother after their father died and they quickly racked up charges related burglary, robbery, grand theft auto and drugs.
The pair admitted to getting into drugs in their teenage years and their tolerance for things like Percocet (which is Oxycodone, a opioid medication designed for pain relief) grew to a point where one of them had to be hospitalised three times.
They were eventually kicked out of home at the age of 18 because their mum was sick of getting a knock at the door from the police.
The twins didn't know what they wanted to be as they were growing up except for the fact they wanted to be famous and be paid for that status.
But it was a trip to prison that gave Alex the inspiration to be a rapper because he saw so many other people getting into the industry.
They said being locked up led to them getting into fights with other inmates, however they are now trying to stay out of trouble.
Their recent stardom on social media has even led to rapper Kodak Black getting in touch to see if they want to sign with his label.
But they appeared to be apprehensive about jumping into record deals just yet.
They said their heritage is Cuban, which is probably where the 'Island Boy' song was inspired by. They'd have to call it 'Peninsula Boy' if they wanted to talk about being from Florida.
When asked about the hate their freestyle has copped, they revealed they just ignore it all.