Mixtape: Flippa – Up To Something

The Respected ATL Trapper Releases His First Project Since 2017’s Flippa McFadden 2 and Shares an Action-Packed Video for “Been Through It”

9.14.2018

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 Video:

Twisting his nimble flow around skittering productions, ATL’s Flippa (fka Skippa Da Flippa) is an influential trap figure. Returning after a yearlong absence with a 13-track project packed with pearls of wisdom, Flippa shares Up To SomethingPacked with twinkling trap productions from the likes of June Jamez, ILoveMunyIceberg Beatz, Yung Lan, and more, Flippa exudes an effortless pathos, his street stories enhanced by his gruff microphone presence. The follow-up to 2017’s Flippa McFadden 2Up To Something is a reflective and triumphant effort, as the Florida-born rapper flashes a rapidfire triplet flow on “No N***a Like Me,” spins a candy-trap banger with the spritely “Want A Bag,” and shows his softer side and his charming singing voice on the for-the-ladies jam “Slide On Me.” Featuring an appearance from Sauce HavinUp To Something arrives via Havin / BMG Rights Management.

To accompany the release of Up To Something, Flippa shares the video for Been Through It,” a highlight from the project. Ferociously attacking a haunting and minimal instrumental, marked by eerie church organ and subterranean bass, Flippa recounts the things he’s seen and the things he’s prepared to do to keep his lofty perch in the hood. In the video, Flippa returns to the site of a previous heist, digging up a briefcase full of cash before fleeing a pair of armed assailants. Premiered by HipHopSince1987, “Been Through It” is the second video from Up To Somethingthe rapper’s upcoming mixtape, following poolside clip for the spacey and triumphant “Don’t Play Me,” which has over 452k plays on YouTube.

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.

Up To Something:
ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/up-to-something/1435073252?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/up-to-something/1435073252?ls=1
Spotify URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/3eU0HzBgjhE3Tnjz81kfCx
Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Blqwoo3ytitgnulgykvaxkba5um
Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B07H1PG31Z

“Been Through It”:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/kFlBVTpMqyg

Check out the HipHopSince1987 premiere: http://hiphopsince1987.com/2018/news/hiphopsince1987-premiere-flippa-been-through-it-video/

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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.


Links:

twitter | spotify | instagram | soundcloud

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

Up To Something:
ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/up-to-something/1435073252?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/up-to-something/1435073252?ls=1
Spotify URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/3eU0HzBgjhE3Tnjz81kfCx
Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Blqwoo3ytitgnulgykvaxkba5um
Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B07H1PG31Z

“Been Through It”: https://youtu.be/kFlBVTpMqyg

“Don’t Play Me”: https://skippadaflippa.lnk.to/DontPlayMePR