Rapper Ice Spice, whose real name is Isis Gaston, was born in The Bronx, New York City, on January 1, 2000. She embarked on her music career in 2021, a journey that began when she crossed paths with record producer RIOTUSA while attending Purchase College in her hometown. It was during this time that her distinctively pop-friendly sound began to take shape. Prior to releasing her debut extended play (EP) titled ‘Like..?’, Ice Spice gained recognition through her singles, including “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “Bikini Bottom,” and “In Ha Mood.”
On the other hand, Oregon-based musician and artist NORD, also known as Carter Davis, has been actively pursuing a career in the music industry, displaying a strong work ethic and a commitment to personal growth. His dedication stems from his extensive experience in the digital media space, dating back to his early childhood, where he began creating and distributing content on the internet.
Recently, the collaboration between the 18-year-old Oregon rapper and the 23-year-old New York rapper has culminated in the release of their latest single, titled “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2,” featuring the talented English musician PinkPantheress. NORD (Carter Davis) is known for his intricate lyricism, often characterized by elaborate similes and multisyllabic rhyming chains, which harmonize perfectly with the evolving signature sound of the rising Bronx-based artist, as evident from the positive reception the recent release has received from both new and returning listeners.
The original single, produced by PinkPantheress, was released in November of the previous year and revolves around contemporary relationship issues, with a particular focus on toxic partners often central to such problems. In this remix, the duo calls out their respective boyfriends for their past wrongdoings while preserving signature sonic elements, such as catchy punchlines and straightforward lyrical delivery, for which Ice Spice has gained recognition.
Despite being a remix, the new release retains much of the essence of the original track. The original hook remains intact, while Ice Spice adapts her flow to address a current romantic interest who is already involved with someone else. PinkPantheress shared her thoughts on the collaboration, stating, “When it comes to collaborations, I’m quite selective: I always seek someone who can complement my style effectively on a track. Even though Ice Spice is rooted in the drill genre, her flows are distinctive, and her choice of beats is unconventional. Many artists might struggle with my selected beats, but I knew she would excel at it,” as she mentioned in a recent interview with NME.