Ice Spice Is Running New York In Style In Her ‘In Ha Mood’ Video

Ice Spice‘s debut EP, Like…? has garnered much buzz since its surprise release last week. On the EP is the standout track “In Ha Mood,” which, like its predecessors “Munch (Feelin’ U)” and “Bikini Bottom” have become viral hits on TikTok.

On the track, Spice embraces her status as rap’s newest princess, saying, “I’m proud that I’m still gettin’ bigger / Goin’ viral is gettin’ ’em sicker / Let’s keep it a buck / B*tches too borin’, got ’em stuck in a rut.”

In the song’s accompanying video, Ice is seen looking fly while walking through a bodega, spitting rhymes surrounded by her clique, and getting styled up in a mirror.

The video was filmed earlier this month, on the day Ice was planning to shoot the video for her Lil Tjay-assisted track, “Gangsta Boo.” Tjay, however, was arrested that day, prompting Spice and her team to shoot the “In Ha Mood” video on the fly.

Over the past year, Ice has become one of the most recognizable names and faces in Bronx drill. In a recent interview with NME, she said she only anticipates for drill music to grow in popularity.

“I feel that it’s only gonna keep getting bigger and it’s just the start of a huge era,” Ice said. “You know when trap was really big and it became this movement? People thought it was gonna die down over time but it just became stronger and stronger. I feel like drill will become mainstream music at some point, and it won’t be so categorized. It’s already changing hip-hop, but we won’t notice until we look back.”

Check out the video for “In Ha Mood” video above.

Ice Spice & Her Baddie Friends Go Hard For The “In Ha Mood” Music Video

There’s no one quite like Ice Spice. Upon dropping her debut EP earlier this month, the Bronx-born lyricist sold 15K units. To some this may not sound like a lot. However, it’s key to remember that the 23-year-old only broke out last summer with her “Munch (Feelin’ U)” single.

Her explosive success is a force to be reckoned with. After breaking the internet with six new tracks last weekend, she proudly announced her starring role in Beyoncé’s latest Ivy Park campaign. Others honoured with a placement in the advertisement include Offset and one of his young sons.

Ice Spice attends Cardi B Hosts Fashion Night Out on September 17, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

To keep the momentum for Like..? going into this weekend, Spice dropped off the visual for “In Ha Mood” on Saturday (January 28). She was filming in her hometown a few weeks back. The lit energy from the behind-the-scenes clips obviously came through on the main cameras.

Though the video looks seamless, it was actually a last-minute decision after plans fell through to film for another song on the EP.

Lil Tjay was due to join the “Princess Diana” artist on set for their “Gangsta Boo” collaboration. Unfortunately, he and several other men were taken into police custody at a traffic stop due to weapons charges.

In her celebratory Instagram post from earlier today, Spice markedly quoted some of her best bars. “Ice how [you] always stay hot? Oh, they mad ‘cus I keep making bops. Oh, she mad ‘cus I’m takin’ ha spot!?”

Thus far, fellow celebrities like Russ, Reginae Carter, and Light Skin Keisha have all dropped by the comment section to gas her up along with thousands of fans.

Check out Ice Spice’s “In Ha Mood” music video on YouTube above. Afterward, revisit her recently released Like..? EP here.


Ice Spice’s “Like..?” Projected To Move 14,500 First-Week Units

The early sales projections are in for Ice Spice’s highly-anticipated debut extended play, Like..? According to reports from HitsDailyDouble, the project will sell around 14,500 first-week units. This figure will likely land it outside of the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Ice Spice dropped the project on January 20 through 10K Projects and Capitol Records. She had only announced it just hours prior.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 20: Rapper Ice Spice (L) watches the New York Knicks play the Golden State Warriors in the game at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The EP features her biggest singles to date, including “Munch (Feelin’ U)”, “Bikini Bottom”, and “In Ha Mood.” The only guest verse on the project comes from Lil Tjay, who appears on “Gangsta Boo.”

“I made the song, and then I was just thinking who I would hear on it really. But I wanted it to be a real genuine collab,” Ice Spice recently told Apple Music 1’s New Music Radio. “We’ve been friends since last year, so I was just like, ‘Yeah, who better than him?’”

She added: “We’re both from the Bronx. I made the song before she passed. Right before, actually. So, yeah. That was a really sad, very exact coincidence.”

Ice Spice also explained the title of the song was in honor of the late Three 6 Mafia rapper of the same name.

“So Gangsta Boo’s fire. RIP Gangsta Boo, too. Feel me?” she said.

While the sales aren’t bad for a surprise debut EP, the critical consensus has been even more impressive. Pitchfork’s review began trending on social media after the outlet gave it a 7.6 rating out of 10. This is the same score for Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, and a higher score than many other beloved projects.


Ice Spice’s “Like…?” Receives Same Pitchfork Rating As Kendrick’s “Mr. Morale”

Her EP hasn’t even been on streaming services for a week, but Ice Spice’s debut is causing a bit of controversy. The Bronx rapper recently shared Like…?, and as the project gains steam, a review by Pitchfork elicited a heated response from Hip Hop fans who questioned the rating.

The outlet gave Ice’s Like…? a 7.6 on a scale of one to 10, and quickly, social media users revisited other Hip Hop reviews. Artists like Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, and Metro Boomin were mentioned because Pitchfork rated all their records lower than the EP.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 30: (EDITOR NOTE: Image was created using a lens filter) Ice Spice and GloRilla attend the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 at The Cobb Theater on September 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Filmmagic)
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Ice Spice’s Like…? was also executive produced by RIOTUSA and hosted only one feature from Lil Tjay. The Drill-heavy project is being picked apart online as fans, as they often do, dissect the rapper’s official introduction.

However, people also listed the albums Pitchfork rated lower than Spice’s project, and it came as a surprise to many.

Drake’s Her Loss and Views, Travis Scott’s Rodeo, and Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains were mentioned. Also, Future’s I Never Liked You, Lil Uzi Vert and Future’s Pluto x Baby Pluto, and several others were among the albums listed.

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Meanwhile, several of these projects spawned some of the most impactful singles in recent years, but they still didn’t measure up to Ice Spice’s debut. Additionally, one of the most controversial comparisons came with Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. That acclaimed album also received a 7.6 review.

It was noted that there isn’t one singular person reviewing records, so the scale would differ.

Do you think K-Dot and Ice’s projects deserved the same rating? Check out further reactions below.


Ice Spice Clones Take Over Times Square

Ice Spice clones took over Times Square last night (January 21) to promote her new EP, Like..? While the rapper certainly doesn’t need any help making waves, this stunt was pretty engaging and well-received on social media. Moreover, the Internet is discussing new clips of wig-wearing dancers on the street and pairing it with their own thoughts on the album.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: Ice Spice attends Cardi B Hosts Fashion Night Out on September 17, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Like..? is a collection of some of the 23-year-old’s biggest hits like “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “Bikini Bottom,” and the recent “In Ha Mood.” Also, it includes some new tracks, namely “Princess Diana,” “Actin A Smoochie,” and “Gangsta Boo” with Lil Tjay. Even if it’s not completely new, Ice Spice’s first project sets her up for success.

Other promotional “material” for her music is her developing movements in the industry, especially when it comes to connections. When asked about her relationship with Drake, the Bronx MC said that she has no beef with the Canadian artist. After Drake seemingly dissed her on a song and unfollowed her on Instagram, people wondered what could’ve happened. Although this history is written, she did pop up at his recent show at the Apollo Theater. Things have smoothed out after all.

Regardless, a lot of people loved the Manhattan stunt. “I love creative people so much step out the box sometimes and be different,” wrote one user. However, some did joke around about it, calling the lookalikes a McDonald’s ad or an Annie flash mob. Still, others were more critical of the “marketing” behind it, speaking skeptically about what its effect truly is. Well, it started a conversation, and that’s more than many billboards or videos could say.

“Great idea but how is this suppose to make anyone listen?” one user questioned. “Marketing y’all say?! She should have also brought a billboard with a video of this on Times Square then that’s Marketing.”

What did you think of Ice Spice clones taking over Times Square to promote her new EP Like..? However you may feel, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, come back to HNHH for the latest on Ice Spice.

Ice Spice Says She & Drake Are “Cool”

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ice Spice said that she and Drake are “cool.” Moreover, an interest in said relationship comes from the two rappers’ curious history together. Last time they crossed over was when Drake seemingly dissed the Bronx MC on his Her Loss cut, “BackOutsideBoyz.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06: Ice Spice visits SiriusXM Studios on October 06, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Furthermore, NYT asked the “Munch” artist about Drake in their conversation together.

“We’re cool,” she expressed. “We spoke after that a couple times and we’re good. There’s no beef.”

Moreover, lines like “She a ten trying to rap, it’s good on mute” on “BackOutsideBoyz” pointed fans toward a potential Ice Spice diss. The track appeared on the 6 God’s collaborative album with 21 Savage, Her Loss. Meanwhile, Spice went viral last year with some huge hits, and the two were spotted together.

However, things got a bit murky from there. After Drake unfollowed Ice Spice on Instagram, many wondered what could’ve gone down between them. Still, she had a cheeky Twitter response to his presumed diss that fans took a liking to.

“At least ima 10,” she wrote with shrugging and laughing emojis.

What’s more is that Spice has bigger fish to fry these days. Moreover, she just dropped her debut project, the Like…? EP, to much buzz and acclaim. Also, it features her biggest hits like “Bikini Bottom” and her hotly anticipated cut with Lil Tjay, “Gangsta Boo.” Regardless of any viral moments or speculative industry hearsay, she’s definitely setting up big things for herself in 2023.

Meanwhile, the “Nice For What” star built up some hype of his own this week. For example, rumors swirled recently around him and 21 Savage going on a summer tour this year. While they’ve made no official announcements, some alleged ticketing service leaks suggest they’re hitting the road. Even as Drake throws rumored subs at Ice Spice and other rappers, his star power just doesn’t fizzle out.

Still, what do you think about Ice Spice and Drake being “cool” now? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, check back in with HNHH for more reconciled issues and movements in the game.


Ice Spice & Lil Tjay Team Up On “Gangsta Boo” Single

Since she exploded onto the scene last summer, Ice Spice has delivered plenty of hit singles. “Munch (Feelin’ U)” initially got her on the world’s radar. That song was quickly followed by tracks like “Bikini Bottom” and “In Ha Mood.”

Now that the 23-year-old is well-established within the rap game, it was about time for her debut EP to arrive. On Friday (January 20), the New Yorker shared her Like..? project, complete with three previously released titles as well as three brand new ones.

Rapper Ice Spice attends BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 on September 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Filmmagic)

The sole feature on the short but sweet effort comes from Lil Tjay on “Gangsta Boo,” which surfaced online earlier this month. Initially, Spice and her collaborator were due to film their accompanying music video ahead of the song’s arrival.

However, the “Calling My Phone” hitmaker ran into police at a traffic stop before making it to set. Upon searching the vehicle, authorities found several firearms inside, leading the young lyricist to be taken into custody.

Rather than waste the day, Spice turned the shooting day into one for her “In Ha Mood” single. Video footage captured a few days ago shows that the redhead’s hometown was going hard for her in front of the cameras as she rapped along.

It remains unclear when we’ll receive the official music video for “Gangsta Boo,” but Ice spoke with Ebro Darden to explain her link-up with Lil Tjay.

“I made the song, and then I was just thinking who I would hear on it really. But I wanted it to be a real genuine collab,” she recalled. “We’ve been friends since last year, so I was just like, ‘Yeah, who better than him?’”

Stream Ice Spice and Lil Tjay’s “Gangsta Boo” collab track on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, check out the Bronx rap diva’s debut Like..? EP here.

Quotable Lyrics:

A baddie gon’ get what she like
So what’s your sign ’cause I like you?
Got a place we can stay for the night
But I’m too shy to invite you

Ice Spice Is Searching For A ‘Gangsta Boo’ With Her New Lil Tjay Collaboration

Ice Spice has released her much-anticipated debut EP, Like…?. Though the EP came only after a few hours’ notice, Spice already has the internet going crazy. On the EP is her Lil Tjay collaboration, “Gangsta Boo,” the video for which was reportedly scheduled for earlier this week, however, was put on hold due to Tjay’s arrest.

On the song, “Gangsta Boo,” Spice is searching for a special kind of love. Over a drilled-up sample of Diddy’s 2002 hit single, “I Need A Girl, Part 2,” Spice says that she’s looking for a “gangsta boo,” rapping, “I’m tryna see how a gangsta move / He never worried bout no exes / All on my body, I’m the bestest / Diamonds keep dancing on my necklace.”

Tjay hops in with a verse, letting Spice know that he fits her criteria.

“I’m a gangsta, I keep it legit / I could hold you, I told her some secrets / So she know I be on that sh*t / Told her ‘not so much know what you know,’ he raps.

Adding a modern touch to an early aughts classic, the two New York rappers play well off of their chemistry with each other.

You can check out “Gangsta Boo” above.

Like…? is out now via Capitol and 10K Projects. Stream it here.