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Edy Edouard (born December 16, 1997), known professionally as $not (stylized as $NOT, pronounced "snot"[1] ), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in New York, $not moved to West Palm Beach, Florida at seven years old, where he would begin his rap career through SoundCloud in 2016.[1] $not rose to fame with the release of his breakout single "Gosha" in September 2018.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

At age seven, $not moved to West Palm Beach, Florida.[1]

2017: Career beginnings[edit]

$not began his music career in 2016 while in high school, revealing to Jack Angell of Complex that he "was listening to dudes like Xavier Wulf, Bones, Yung Lean, Lil Wayne, and Tyler, the Creator... along with Memphis artists like Shawty Pimp and the influential Memphis-based group Three 6 Mafia". $not expanded more on the topic by stating to interviewers, "That's how I got into this stuff, and things started happening. My friend Wetback Manny was already putting shit on SoundCloud and he introduced me to recording and how to use a microphone. That's when I did it by myself, but I had a USB mic and it was kind of trash. But then Manny got a condenser mic, so I guess I got lucky."[3]

2018–2019: The Ti$$ue Files and "Gosha"[edit]

On April 24, 2018, $not self-released his first EP The Ti$$ue Files, featuring verses from Cameronazi and Subjectz, as well as production from Frakcija, Kaji, Windxws, and YZ.[4] This EP was $not's final release before releasing his YZ-produced breakout hit "Gosha" on September 7, 2018.[5]

$not's single "Billy Boy" was featured in the pilot episode of HBO's American teen drama Euphoria.[6][7]

2020–present: - Tragedy + and Beautiful Havoc[edit]

Following the success of his singles "Gosha" and "Megan", Snot signed to 300 Entertainment. On March 6, 2020, Snot released - Tragedy +, his debut studio album, which features Maggie Lindemann and Wifisfuneral and includes the aforementioned singles.[8]

On September 24, 2020, $not released "Revenge", the first single from his second album, alongside a music video directed by Cole Bennett under his multimedia company Lyrical Lemonade.[9] $not teamed up with Flo Milli for the project's second single, "Mean", on October 15, 2020, accompanied by another Cole Bennett music video.[10] On October 30, 2020, $not released his second studio album titled Beautiful Havoc.[11] The project features Iann Dior, Denzel Curry, and Flo Milli, and charted at number 172 on the Billboard 200. $not released five additional music videos following the album: "Who Do I Trust" on November 5, 2020, "Watch Out" on December 13, 2020, "Like Me" on January 15, 2021, "Sangria" (featuring Denzel Curry) on February 17, 2021, and "Life" on March 30, 2021.[12][13][14]

On April 9, 2021, $not released the single "Whipski", which features a guest appearance from rapper Lil Skies. It is expected to be the lead single to his third album. "Whipski" became $not's first song to reach a major chart, peaking at number 25 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. On May 27, 2021, $not was featured in a song "Tell Em" featuring rapper Cochise.

Discography[edit]

Albums

Extended plays

  • The Ti$$ue Files (2018)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "With Billie Eilish and 'Euphoria' co-signs, rapper $not is a Gen Z star in making". 19 August 2019. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-08-19/snot-rapper-soundcloud-euphoria.
  2. "$NOT – GOSHA". https://tidal.com/browse/track/94934671.
  3. "Meet $NOT, Florida's New Rap Anomaly". https://www.complex.com/pigeons-and-planes/2019/05/snot-rapper-interview.
  4. "THE TI$$UE FILES". https://soundcloud.com/sn0t/sets/the-tissue-files.
  5. "$NOT – GOSHA". https://soundcloud.com/sn0t/gosha.
  6. Inman, DeMicia. "$NOT's Followers Are More Than Just Fans". https://www.teenvogue.com/story/snot-rapper-tragedy.
  7. "All of the Music Played During 'Euphoria' Season 1". https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/08/euphoria-season-1-songs/.
  8. "$NOT Takes A Melodic Approach To Trap On Debut Album "- TRAGEDY +"". https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/snot-takes-a-melodic-approach-to-trap-on-debut-album-tragedy-new-mixtape.120143.html.
  9. "Florida's Snot Is Out For 'Revenge' In His Cole Bennett-Directed Video". 25 September 2020. https://uproxx.com/music/snot-revenge-video-cole-bennett/.
  10. "$NOT Unleashes New Album 'Beautiful Havoc' via 300 Ent.". 1 November 2020. https://respect-mag.com/2020/11/not-unleashes-new-album-beautiful-havoc-via-300-ent/.
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  12. "$NOT – Who Do I Trust [Official Video – YouTube"]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6vWXsSGaiU.
  13. "$NOT – WATCH OUT [Official Video – YouTube"]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcXAy94Ou6U.
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  15. "$NOT Makes His Formal Debut as Gen Z's Rap Star With '- Tragedy +' / Ones To Watch". http://www.onestowatch.com/blog/not-tragedy-album.
  16. "$NOT – - TRAGEDY +". https://tidal.com/browse/album/135996337.


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