“More Than Friends” was an obvious local hit from the start. Nobody had heard of the teenaged 8-9 Boyz before, but it didn’t matter. Beat crafted by premier bounce producer BlaqNmilD? Check. Guest appearances from local stars Big Freedia, Kidd Kidd, and Partners-N-Crime‘s Kango Slim? Check. Timeless tales of puppy love and getting down on mom’s couch? Check. The track caught fire on local radio, getting frequent airplay for months, and finally, 9 months after its release, the song’s received the video treatment.