SCARING THE HOES is the first collaborative album between American rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA, and Detroit native, Danny Brown. This is the follow-up to JPEG’s 2021 album LP! and Danny’s 2019 album uknowhatimsayin¿.
On May 2, 2022, early hints of the project were confirmed by Peggy at the Smoker’s Club Festival, when he brought Danny to his set and they both performed a new song together. Danny told an excited crowd:
So yeah, Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA album. Y’all just heard the first song, coming soon. […] Motherfuckers get ready for Peggy and Danny, bitch. I’m out!
A fragment of the album’s sixth song “Burfict!” was heard for the first time on NTS Radio on March 28, 2022.
During the following months, both artists shared some photos of them together in the studio. It wouldn’t be until January 10, 2023 where Peggy would announce that the album was entirely finished. Almost a month later, on February 18, 2023, Danny brought Peggy as a guest to his show, The Danny Brown Show. Both talked more in-depth about the project and previewed what would be the first promotional song from the album, “Lean Beef Patty,” which released a month later, on March 13, 2023. On the same day of the single’s release, both artists announced the tracklist and artwork of their upcoming album.
The second promotional track and title track of the album, “SCARING THE HOES”was announced and released one week after the first promotional single, on March 21, 2023.
The 14-track album only features one guest appearance by up-and-coming Maryland artist, redveil. Along with Peggy’s extravagant production on the entire album, he mentioned on Twitter that he made every song’s beat on a SP 404, quoting:
Made every beat on the album with one machine, The SP 404. wanted to see what its like to make music with one machine.