The Brief: The "Down South, Hood Baby" TikTok trend calls for creators to stand in a row. They take turns reciting lyrics to KBFR's "Hood Baby" before looking up, down, and off to the side in unison.
TikTokers are lining up in a row and coordinating their lip-syncing and head movements performed to KBFR’s “Hood Baby.” The trend is marked by creators lining up in a row. They each take turns reciting a line, before looking up, down, and off to the side in unison. There are 450,000 videos linked to the official “Hood Baby” music page on TikTok and over 22,000 videos linked to creator @Racksonkriss’ video using the sound. These videos began rising in popularity around June 19.
Lyrics in “Hood Baby” TikTok videos:
Hood babyMake all the boys go crazyLook up down to the side
Wok got me feeling lil lazy
TikToker @Racksonkriss’ viral video featured @treewayy, and @juniorswag on June 19. The simple, yet catchy choreography garnered over 2 million views and over 520,000 likes.
Many popular creators hopped on the trend, making it all their own, including TikTok family account @Mr_Mrs_Walsh. Their video was viewed over 12.8 million times and received over 3.2 million likes.
Loren Gray‘s video was watched over 6.4 million times and earned over 1.8 million likes.
hood baby :p @itstaylerholder @brooketaylorkier @keliannestankus
There are many unique takes on the trend, like @Rodneysuarez’s video which features Damon Salvatore of Vampire Diaries. The video captioned, “Y’all have no idea how long this took me, please don’t flop,” was viewed over 9.3 million times and earned over 2.8 million likes in one day. Worth it!
Creator @pia.aguayo and her four-legged friend took on the trend, too.
Other “Down South, Hood Baby” TikTok videos:
#duet with @big…l