For as long as music and lyrics have been combined in the artistic sense, there have been those who have missed the subtly, the subtext, or the hidden innuendo behind countless lines. Now, Coluhrs is here to change all that.
The moniker of social media sensation Christian Ruiz, Coluhrs has been sharing videos across outlets such as Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok for some time now, amassing an intense and dedicated following in the time since. On TikTok alone, Coluhrs boasts 370k followers, with 6 million likes across his content.
But what is it that has been making Coluhrs so popular? Two words: lyrical breakdowns.
Inspired by a love of hip-hop, lyrics, and – presumably – blowing minds, Coluhrs has been using a mesmerising mix of charisma and humour to shine a light on some of the most clever and unappreciated lyrics in the genre, or as he puts it: “breaking down double entendres and lyrical wordplay in rap music”.
In one of his most-viewed videos (over 11 million views on TikTok), Coluhrs sets his sights on Drake’s verse in Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?”, particularly his opening line of “The square root of sixty-nine is eight somethin'”.
Picking up a pen and paper, Coluhrs sets to work doing the math (working out that the answer is in fact 8.3), before the realisation of the double entendre behind the phrase “ate something”. “He doesn’t miss,” Coluhrs tearfully laments at the clip’s end. “He doesn’t miss.”
More recently, he’s looked at lyrics from the Hilltop Hoods, cleverly pointing out the mastery lines such as “My foot’s always in my mouth, I just can’t stomach defeat” from “Clown Prince”, and breaking down the reasoning behind such a clever line.
With his social media presence growing daily, and with more and more fans coming on board to discover his charming insight into famous lyrics, it stands to reason that it won’t be long before Coluhrs becomes one of the next viral sensations to have had their careers launched thanks to the likes of TikTok.