Island Boys Bring TikTok to Real Life, Get Booed and Roasted
The identical Floridian twins known as the Island Boys became an internet sensation in October after freestyle rapping in a pool. The song (if you can call it that) went wildly viral and has catapulted the twins into their fifteen minutes of fame. TikTokers were positively charmed by lines such as 'I'm tryna be out with all the greatest, I'm a lil' Florida boy' and 'It get real damn tropic, I'm like damn I'm the topic, I'm an island boy, I put my vest on, yeah.'
Frankie and Alex Venegas (who go by Kodiyakredd and Flyysoulja, respectively) have dreams of taking their fame to the next level, but it turns out the Island Boys don't quite work in an IRL context. The twins made their debut appearance at Club Liv in Miami, where they performed their infamous freestyle 'I'm an Island Boy' a cappella to an unforgiving crowd. But the boos and mocking laughs didn't seem to phase the brothers. Keep scrolling to see the cringey video and some of the brutal responses on TikTok.