The Island Boys have become an internet sensation after their freestyle rap song “Island Boy,” They sang in a pool and got millions of views and likes on TikTok.
Many people over the internet have entered the challenge where they recreate the twins’ hairstyle, tattoos and perform the song in their home.
People may be wondering, who are the Island Boys?
Who Are The Island Boys?
They are from West Palm Beach, Florida, and grew up in a single-family home with their mother since their dad passed when they were only six years old.
While they attended good schools, they soon became troublemakers and even posted videos of them with house arrest bracelets on social media.
They said they had been arrested since they were 13 for burglaries and robberies and even got held up in different juvenile centers.
Franky Venegas is a singer and songwriter from Indiana who currently resides in New York, while Alex still lives in Florida.
Frank was the one who had the greatest influence in the creation of Island Boys as he was the first one to start the musical spark.
Correction, it was Alex who came up with the song “Island Boy”.
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Franky has been pursuing a music career since 2020 and has released several songs, with the most famous ones being “9ine” and “Smoke.”
Previously, the rapper went by the rap name Redd4x but later changed it to Kodiyakredd. Many people describe Franky as the calm one between the twins and say that his charm attracts viewers and listeners.
Before their current song put them on the charts, they had previously collaborated on songs like “Smoke” and “Rain”, with different success levels.
How Did They Get Famous?
While one of the twins has been in the music industry for about a year now, they have suddenly become a social media sensation, which has led to a larger social medial following on all the platforms, especially Tiktok.
This is thanks to them performing their song, which has the iconic line ‘I’m an island boy’ in a hot tub. People have used the island boy hashtag on different platforms and also created their versions of the song, which has increased its popularity.
@tooturnttony Y’all are a vibe.🤘🏽🏝 @flyysouljah @kodiyakredd #muchlove #islandboy ♬ original sound – Tooturnttony
What Do They Do?
The Venegas twins have a YouTube channel, which currently has just over 20,000 subscribers. On the channel, they post their music, audio, and video clips, plus vlogs.
However, it appears as if most of their time is spent on Tiktok responding to user comments. They recently created an account on Cameo, where users can pay to request personal videos from twins.
One iconic feature that makes the twins stand out is their hairstyles. They both have spike-like locks, but Alex’s hair is yellow, but Franky’s hair is brown with blond tips.
Many people have commented on the white line that Franky puts on his hairline. He says he uses a chalk barber pencil to achieve this unusual look.
@kodiyakreddReply to @scottiedaddiocb ##redd_4x ##foryoupagе ##fyp ##flyysoulja♬ original sound – Kodiyakredd
Apart from their iconic hairstyles, they also have numerous tattoos on different parts of their body. Alex has writings on his temple and the number 17 tattooed on his forehead. Franky, on the other hand, has an eagle on his forehead.
@kodiyakredd4x##fyp ##foryoy ##foryourpage ##islandboy ##viral ##trending ##trend ##lit ##fte ##florida ##redd4x ##flyysoulja ##kodiyakredd ##SaveIt4TheEndZone ##KFCSecretMenuHacks♬ original sound – Redd🩸
From an interview, Franky said that he started tattooing when he was 12 years old. He said that even as a young boy, he always pictured himself as a person with many tattoos.
He said that he got his hand tattoos when he was 14 and even has a tattoo on his sleeve showing love for his brother Alex.
He also has huge tattoos on his chest and neck. Alex also has numerous tattoos on his chest and neck and several on his face and hands.
The twins recently stripped off their tuxedos during a cheeky Love Island, which revealed that they also have tattoos on their bum.
Came From Money
Although it appears they came from a wealthy family, the twin’s personal net worth is estimated to be around $100,000. This is expected to rise as their fame on Tiktok and Youtube increases.
Their zodiac sign is cancer, a water sign represented by a crab. Since the water sign is ruled by the moon, their energy is said to be comforting, emotional, and homey.
People who fall under this zodiac are said to have a great connection with their environments, and they can perceive people’s moods and feelings.
Some of their characteristics are caring, emotional, nurturing, sensitive, nourishing, comforting, and homey.
What Do People Think About Them?
Just like any other celebrities, the twins have had a fair share of negative comments and reactions from the public.
While many people are gladly getting into the challenge of recreating their Island boy song, some have ridiculed the song’s lyrics and style.
@flyysouljah##duet with @jtlshawtyyeah ##fypシ ##redd_4x ##flyysoulja ##SaveIt4TheEndZone♬ original sound – Flyysoulja
While most people say that the song is not good, they say that it has become impossible to get it out of their heads since they listened to it.
People mocking the song say that the boys represent stereotypical Florida people and that the language in the song is disturbing.
Island Boys merch is now available for purchase in a variety of styles.