Atlanta Transplant Flippa Announces Up To Something, Drops New Single “Don’t Play Me”

The Migos Associate and Dab Originator Lets Loose the First Official Single from the Follow Up to 2017’s Flippa McFadden 2

8.20.2018

 

Critical Praise for Flippa:

“…one of the most respected lyricists in the Atlanta rap scene.” – XXL

“Skippa Da Flippa [is] the most lyrically talented unknown to come from the trap.”HipHopDX

“I don’t understand how somebody could not be a fan.”GreatFrank’sPlace

The Announcement:

Flippa, FKA Skippa Da Flippa, is a ferocious presence behind the mic, standing out in the ATL scene with his gruff voice and impressive lyricism. After taking a break of over a year following high-profile collaborations with the likes of Migos, Lil Yachty, and Rich The Kid, Flippa announces Up To Something, his upcoming project, arriving soonThe follow-up to 2017’s Flippa McFadden 2, his mixtape series, Up To Something is a neat summary of what makes Flippa so special: aggressive and witty bars stampeding through innovative, atmospheric trap beats.

Today, he shares the first look from the upcoming project with the song, “Don’t Play Me.” Over spacey, plinky piano chords, Flippa  sounds both melancholic and triumphant on the first song he’s released in a long time. Recalling old friends and celebrating his new Benz, Flippa displays his patience and frustrations on the song, which was produced by ILuvMuny.

Born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, the rapper formerly known as Skippa Da Flippa moved to Atlanta when he was 13 years old. Shortly after arriving in ATL, Flippa made the acquaintance of Quavo and Takeoff, two future members of Migos. Flippa, Quavo, Takeoff, and later Offset, spent their youths rapping in abandoned houses, developing a reputation as the best rappers in their neighborhood. Inspired by the success of Migos, Flippa began to think of his rapping more as a career than a hobby, dropping I’m Havin, his first project for Quality Control Records, in 2014. Featuring guest appearances from all three members of Migos and production from the likes of Murda Beatz and Cassius Jay, I’m Havin’ was an overnight success, leading to heavy regional buzz and a successful tour. In 2015, Migos and Flippa recorded a track about a dance move that Flippa pioneered a couple years earlier: the Dab. Performed by everyone from Cam Newton to Hillary Clinton, the Dab grew into a massive worldwide dance craze. Since then, Flippa’s profile continued to rise, appearing on Lil Yachty’s massive “Minnesota” in 2016 and growing his Spotify fanbase to over 200,000 monthly listeners.

Listen to “Don’t Play Me” 
Spotify: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/spotify
Apple Music: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/applemusic
iTunes: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/itunes
Link fire: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMePR

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The Background:

Flippa (fka Skippa Da Flippa) may not yet be a household name, but his presence has been ubiquitous for years as both an ATLien OG and the inventor of the dab. Hailing from Florida, Skippa grew up in a two-bedroom apartment with three sisters, four brothers and two cousins, along with his mother and father. Every day was spent trying to get by—“We were trying to get up out the goddamn ‘hood,” he says—and though he soaked up more localized music like Pitbull and Gucci Mane, he didn’t think of art as an escape. It wasn’t until he moved to Atlanta around the age of 16 and met Migos’ QuavoOffset and Takeoff that he started to take rapping seriously. A staple on their projects, they recorded music while he was signed to the Florida-based Quality Control that yielded smash singles like “Trenchez” and “Safe House.”

Over the past few years, he’s parlayed his Migos co-sign into a fruitful solo career, from releasing a string of mixtapes to dropping verses on hits like Lil Yachty’s “Minnesota (Remix),” Migos and Young Thug’s “Crime Stoppers,” and Jose Guapo’s “Run It Up.” Along with his high-profile features, Skippa has cultivated an impressive workflow, dropping five mixtapes in the last three years. From I’m Havin’ (which got almost 750,000 hits on Live Mixtapes upon release) and 2015’s Flippa McFadden, to last year’s I’m Havin’ 2 and I’m Tellin Ya, the latter featuring guest appearances from Young Thug, Juicy J and Trouble, Skippa’s grind has yet to show signs of slowing. His next project, Up To Something, comes out this fall.


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Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/skippa-da-flippa/

“Don’t Play Me” 
Spotify: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/spotify
Apple Music: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/applemusic
iTunes: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMe/itunes
Link fire: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMePR