Water Handblast (born Ardy Robert Andrews, born May 8, 1993), better known by his stage name Submarine Man, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, occasional producer and politician. Submarine Man is considered one of the "faces of Flex Entertainment" and has a multi-generational legacy spanning over several years as he influenced many other rappers to use his style and put their own spin on it. He claims to be from a planet called Oceaa but his claims are not proven. He is also one of the founders of the now defunct record label Old Man Dad Records, which would later fuse with Asseating Records to make Flex Entertainment in January 2019. He also released a film in 2020 titled "The Stocking", being one of the only and most successful films to release from Flex Studios.
He is best known for his songs such as "Dog Walk", "Stinko Foot", "Mo Foota", "Footi", "Submarine Boy Rules" and his appearance on 6ix9ine's song "SESE". His album "NoStockingz" and it's deluxe edition are some of the most iconic and well known Flex projects to date. Although not performing as well critically, his second studio album "Barefoot Worlds" was also a huge commercial success.
He is known for his style of singing that involves lots of autotune, screaming and lyrics revolving around feet. Unlike some of the artists on Flex Entertainment like POOBAND who make music like this, Submarine Man claims his music is actually meant to be taken seriously makes and gets offended whenever someone calls him a joke (even though many do).
Submarine Man is regarded by many as the "King of Flex Entertainment" with many including the owner of the label Lil Mosquito Disease believing that his unique blend of storytelling and insane personality make him the best artist Flex has ever signed. Some artists who have attributed Submarine Man as an influence include HOOD GUY, Yung Garfield and Kid Floral
Early life[edit | edit source]
Born on May 8, 1993, Water Handblast was an "obedient" child and he often listened to his teachers and parents. He would play with Lama Doodle but Doodle would always win. He liked music and he looked up to rappers like Lil Jon for inspiration. He’s an alien from a planet called Oceaa, but he uses an alternative name, Ardy Robert Andrews in order to blend in with humans. Handblast had a musical passion with his greatest inspiration being Lil Jon. Other influences are Drake, Lil Xan, Bangs, Unkle Adams, Rich White Man, and Blueface. The rest of his past is fairly unknown at this point but there are a few clues dating back to 2015 of Submarine Man’s existence on the internet.
Career[edit | edit source]
Career inception and "SESE" (2018)[edit | edit source]
The first song he was a part of was on “The Doodle” featured on Lama Doodle’s “You Are Out!” album on May 14, 2018. During this time, he worked under the alias “Man Of The Sea.” Three days later was his first mixtape “Lama Poof”, made available on his BandCamp page. The cover art featured Submarine Man before his famous afro. The mixtape contains propaganda of how Submarine Man is "the best at everything" and that you should "smell your feet." Next month, he would officially change his stage name to Submarine Man. He released his first music videos for “War In The Stars” and “Feet Are The Best” on June 13, 2018. DJ Foot produced the latter song and would go on to become his main producer.
His most popular single “Dog Walk', a parody of “Plug Walk” by Rich The Kid, was released on July 22. Fast forward to August 16 is the music video for “Socky.” On August 21, a song was uploaded to 6ix9ine’s page under the name “SESE.” It had features from Submarine Man, Lama Doodle, and Footye North along with production from DJ Foot. Submarine Man claims that they met at an airport and had a studio session with DJ Foot. However, 6ix9ine’s part of the song was actually jacked from a cover of “Let Me Love You” by Mario he did in July 2018. But it was still uploaded to his official Spotify page as a legitimate 6ix9ine song and also registered on ASCAP. It didn’t take long for 6ix9ine’s team to discover this upload and remove it from all streaming services. Submarine Man claimed 6ix9ine couldn’t take the hate and he removed it. For many people, this is how they discovered Submarine Man.
NoStockingz (2018-19)[edit | edit source]
Submarine Man dropped his first album “NoStockingz” on August 31. It has features from Sakooni!, Lil Flexer, BarefootStoriesNet, Lama Doodle, Barefoot Man, Lil Jon's Son Not Clickbait, The Homie, Lodat Blue, Michael Wackson, Riak Riak, Footye North, and Mothasmeetin' Footfolk. The juggernaut of an album is compiled of the worst and most unlistenable music you’ll ever hear from nine minutes of autotuned torture on “Submarine Boy Rules” to awful song parodies of “Unforgettable” and “Mask Off.” Soon enough, his song parodies started picking up momentum leading to “I Love The Smelly Feet” parodying “I Love It” by Kanye West on September 28 with Footye North and Lama Doodle. Submarine Man got into his first rap beef with labelmate Lil Flexer. Flexer dissed Drake on his song “PayDay” which led to Submarine Man (a Drake fan) dropping a three-track EP titled “The Bad Boy” on November 1. A week later, Flexer responded with a diss track “Talent.” The feud would be resolved by January 5, 2019 when Old Man Dad Records merged with Lil Mosquito Disease’s Asseating Records to form Flex Entertainment.
On January 11, famous reactor Tommy Craze did a video on Hip Hop HQ’s Worst Rap Songs of 2018. This list included several Submarine Man songs with “I Love the Smelly Feet”, “Fuck All Does Lamas”, and “Submarine Boy Rules” all making the Top 10. This resulted in Submarine Man’s channel exploding in viewership, reaching one thousand subscribers. With the audio for “Dog Walk” reaching 25K views. The same day, Submarine Man dropped “Stinko Foot”, a “Sicko Mode” parody. Tommy Craze would continue to feature Submarine Man music in his content “Listening To Songs I Hate BUT DRUNK” and “Level 1 to Level 100 Rappers.” All benefitting Submarine Man who was becoming a major inside joke in his comment section. As soon as these videos dropped, he put out a deluxe edition of "NoStockingz" out on January 25 with thirteen new songs. “Mo Foota” followed in February, parodying “Mo Bomba.”
Barefoot Worlds & The Stocking (2019-20)[edit | edit source]
His second album “Barefoot Worlds” was released on May 8, 2019, his birthday. The album was littered with song parodies about feet for 19 tracks and panned by critics. After this record, Submarine Man placed his focus into an upcoming film titled “The Stocking.” He dropped the music video for his biggest song “Dog Walk” in July, currently sitting at nearly 200K views. Due to him filming and directing a movie, Submarine Man didn’t drop a lot of music for the rest of the year. He only put out “Footi” in November, which was set to be the lead single for his third album. After “Footi”, there wasn't a new song until the release of the movie. He had promised a “Stinky Feet” EP and soundtrack for “The Stocking” but failed to deliver. “The Stocking” film was released on August 21, 2020 to positive reviews. After the film's release, he went silent for an entire year.
Hiatus and "Palace of Feet" (2021-23)[edit | edit source]
There was a massive hiatus between "Barefoot Worlds" and his upcoming third studio album. He returned at the tail end of 2021 with “Industry Footi.” A parody of “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X. Despite the long break, it still earned 20K views. There was a second disappearance following this until 2023 with the release of “My Foot” on April 7. A parody of “My Way” by Fetty Wap. Six days later, he announced his third album would now be titled “Palace of Feet'' with the album being released on his 30th birthday May 8. The 23 track collection was his first album in four years. Since then, a lot has changed in the music world and Flex Entertainment. When it was finally released, it was mostly ignored by a majority of the label. They saw it as the same old stuff he’s been doing since 2018. While some of his audience was pleased to see him back, several of them unsubscribed from his channel. Likely forgetting they were even subbed to him as it had been so long. He would drop a music video for the bizarre "Nest Check" in June. "On The Prowl" would get a music video on August 4, the music video would feature various bizarre graphics.
Commercial Success[edit | edit source]
Submarine Man is recognized as one of the most commercially successful Flex Entertainment artists. His songs "Dog Walk" and "Stinko Foot" have over 100k views on YouTube. His other songs such as "Mo Foota", "Footi", and "Socky" are also successful commercially.
Critical Reception[edit | edit source]
Submarine Man is recognized by many outsiders as one of, if not the worst rapper to ever exist. He is often criticized for his heavily Auto-Tuned voice and ripping off popular rap tracks.
His song "Stinko Foot" was number one on Hip Hop HQ's Top 100 Worst Rap Songs of 2019 list. His other songs "Mo Foota" and "Footi" also make appearances at No. 12 and 11. His music also regularly gets very negative reception on reviewing sites like Album of the Year and Rate Your Music. He has a 19/100 on the former website.
However, among the Flex community Submarine Man is beloved for his unique style and sound as well as his iconic image and lyrics. His music has inspired many Flex artists including POO BAND, Yung Lambo and HOOD GUY.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Not much is known about Submarine Man's personal life other than that he is married and has 2 children, one of which is allegedly looking for a wife and another who makes music under the name Submarine Boy (sometimes stylized as Submarne Boy). He also has 4 brothers.
Movie appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Stocking (2020)
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Palace of Feet||
Mixtapes[edit | edit source]
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
EPs[edit | edit source]
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|The Bad Boy||
Singles[edit | edit source]
|"Feet Are the Best"
|"War in the Stars"||—||—||—||—||
|"Submarine Boy Rules"
|"Let's Get Those Bottles"||—||—||—||—|
|"I Love the Smelly Feet"
(featuring Footye North and Lama Doodle)
|"Fuck All Does Lamas"||—||—||—||—||
||Palace of Feet|
|"I Like Eating Feet"
||The Stocking OST|
(featuring Lama Doodle)
||Palace Of Feet|
(featuring Submarne Boy)
|"On The Prowl"||1||—||1||25||
Features[edit | edit source]
(6ix9ine featuring Submarine Man, Lama Doodle and Footye North)
(Foot Fetish Forever featuring Submarine Man and Submarine Boy)
|"I'm Richer than You"
(Lil Meerkat featuring Submarine Man, Aspecialboi, Dthiccc, Lil Taco, Yung Animo Acid, and Lil Peestain)
|—||—||—||—||Weeaboo's Paradise, Vol 1|
(As Flex Gang)
|"Sub Man Smells"
(Footye North featuring Submarine Man)
(Footye North featuring Submarine Man)
|—||—||—||—||Flex Gang, Vol. 1|
|"Game of Mosquito"
(Lil Mosquito Disease featuring Yung Schmoobin and Submarine Man)
|"Memes, Pt. 2"
(Lil Flexer featuring Submarine Man)
|46||81||75||—||Flexin Till I Die|
Other Charted Songs[edit | edit source]
(featuring Lil Flexer)
|"Feet in the Air"||69||56||39||—||
|"Shave That Stinky Head"||2019||31||12||44||16||
|"Aliens Like Me"
(Lil Mosquito Disease featuring Submarine Man)
|"Euphemism of This World"
||Flex Gang Vol, 1|
|"Takin' Ova the World"
(Big Baller B & Lil Mosquito Disease featuring Submarine Man)
(featuring Footye North and Lama Doodle)
|"Tip Toeing in my Barefeet"||46||46||28||—||
|"In My Feet"||40||25||37||—||
(featuring Submarine Boy)
|"Smelling My Foot"||79||51||58||—||
|"You Smelled It!"||62||48||61||—||
|"No Sock Drugs"||93||68||72||—||
|"King of the Clowns"||2020||12||8||12||23||
||Flex Gang, Vol 2 & Palace of Feet|
|"End of the Socks"
(featuring Lil Squeaky)
||Flex Gang, Vol 3|
(Lil Mosquito Disease featuring Depp Gibbs and Submarine Man)
|"A True Story"
(with Lama Doodle)
|2022||23||—||20||31||Flex Gang, Vol 4|
|"Big Barefeet 2"||42||—||26||—||
|2023||13||—||10||—||Palace of Feet|
|"War! (Bomb Gragor)"||14||—||11||—|
(feat. Mothasmeetin' Footfolk, Yung Feet & The Barefoot Youth)
|"Milk of the Beast"
(feat. Footye North)
(feat. The Indominus Foot)
|"The Ultimate Killing Machine"
(with Walxor Smoky)
|"Smeet A Sock"||28||—||16||—|
(feat. Foot Fetish Forever)
|"Closed on May 8"||33||—||22||—|
|"Submarine Man is the Best"||22||—||17||—|
(feat. Zhaums B. Bound)
|"Dead Boy Appetizer"
(feat. Awe Monster)
|"The Shaver Shoppe (Interlude)"||38||—||27||—|
|"The Shaver Shoppe"
(feat. The Salesman)
|"On The Throne"||26||—||13||—|
|"Old Man Dad"||16||—||7||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- First charted in 2023, following a sudden increase in the Call