Renni Rucci, a South Carolina-based femcee, has distinguished herself in the rap game by being an artist who exhorts self-love and independence. In like manner, Rucci serves listeners with rhymes that speak about getting to the bag, loyalty, being true to oneself, and being that b*tch. Since 2018, Rucci has been one-upping her competitors on the charts, starting with a rendition of Lil Baby‘s “Freestyle,” which surpassed hundreds and thousands of streams, including a co-sign from Quality Control co-CEO Pee, who applauded her ability to glide effortlessly on the beat.
Renni Rucci’s musical journey dates back to high school when she recorded a song with her children’s father.
Shortly after, she became fond of the art of rhyming, realizing that it correlated with poetry she was already writing. After working several jobs, Renni started taking music seriously, beginning around 2017. She put the pen to the pad during that time and came out with illmatic bars to popular hits like Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” and Moneybagg Yo‘s “Trending,” to name a few.
Following her tape, Big Renni, Rucci has teamed up with Kevin Gates for her newest song, “Hands On Ya Knees.”
“Kevin actually presented the opportunity to me. He had the song, and he wanted a female on, and he let me have my shot with it,” continues Rucci. “He really was all for helping me excel in my career and has shown a lot of support to me, which I’m very grateful for. I laid my verses and it was all she wrote after that.”
In a nutshell, “Hands On Ya Knees” is a feel-good hip hop offering that encourages all women to shake what their mamas gave them. Kevin Gates, who uses his signature Southern drawl and a bouncy cadence, tells his eye candy for the night that he’s willing to blow a rack on her. Still, Gates knows to spend his money wisely because he also details how he plans on multiplying his profit. Elsewhere, the emcee speaks about leaving with her for the night.
“Money coming in and I been running up a sack/Fuck it up tonight, then get right back in my bag,” he delivers.
Renni Rucci matches Kevin Gates’ energy, using a melodic, soft range to speak on her strong spirit, exclusive ice/drip, and how she gets it on her own.
“Options open, I got several,” she spits along with, “I can leave you where I met you.”
Sonically, the beat draws from Juvenile‘s “Back That Azz Up,” except it carries a heavier bassline, faster tempo, and softer electro synths.