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:

Down south
Hood baby
Make all the boys go crazy
Look 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.


Y’all can’t let this flop it was too smooth 🤦🏾‍♂️ @treewayy @juniorswag #fyp #foryoupage #fypシ #dontletthisflop #isweartogodiwilllikethisvideo

♬ original sound – racksonkriss

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.


Family vibe ✔️ #MakeSomeoneSmile #fyp #foryou #washfamily8 #BrowFitness #RainforestFacts #familygoals

♬ original sound – racksonkriss

Loren Gray‘s video was watched over 6.4 million times and earned over 1.8 million likes.


hood baby :p @itstaylerholder @brooketaylorkier @keliannestankus

♬ original sound – racksonkriss

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!


Y’all have no idea how long this took me please don’t let it flop #tvd #thevampirediaries #damonsalvatore #fyp #foryoupage

♬ Hood Baby – Kbfr

Creator @pia.aguayo and her four-legged friend took on the trend, too.


my dog learned a new tik tok dance #DontLeaveMe #fyp #foryoupage #dogsoftiktok

♬ original sound – racksonkriss

Other “Down South, Hood Baby” TikTok videos:


#fyp #Summer2020 #foryoupage #guineapig #pet

♬ original sound – racksonkriss


Thank you Mrs. Karen from @thewafflehouseofficial for helping us get famous😂😂 @crnoble19 #xyzbca #makemefamous #4upage

♬ original sound – racksonkriss


#duet with @big…l

♬ original sound – racksonkriss