Video: Flippa – “California”

The ATL Trap Star Chills on the West Coast in a Panoramic Video, Premiered by XXL

11.2.2018

Critical Praise:

“…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:

A major player in the ATL scene, Flippa makes waves with his percussive flow and gruff delivery. Escaping the trap to live the good life, Flippa heads to California” in his latest video. Rocking a triplet flow over a shimmering, summery instrumental, Flippa describes his West Coast lifestyle in the Iceberg Beatz-produced track: “Good clean drink in LA/You gotta smoke cookie when you’re in the Bay/I got a big castle back home in the A/Good Cali living I’m here to stay.” In the video, Flippa rocks Supreme, enjoying the Malibu view–scenic vistas and scantily-clad models. Premiered by XXL, who praised Flippa saying “his dexterous flows [are] just as sharp as his clever lyrics,” “California” is the latest video from Up To Something, Flippa’s latest mixtape, following the grateful  No Cap (Intro),” the action-packed Been Through It,” and “Don’t Play Me,” which has over 843k plays on YouTube.

Returning after a yearlong absence with a 13-track project packed with pearls of wisdom, Flippa shared Up To Something in mid-SeptemberPacked 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**** 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.

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.

Watch “California”: https://youtu.be/HSZeR5lp9Yk

Check out the XXL premiere: http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2018/11/flippa-california-video/

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

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The Background:

The rapper formally known as Skippa Da Flippa may not yet be a household name, but Flippa‘s  presence has been ubiquitous for years as both an ATLien OG and the inventor of the dab. Hailing from Florida, Flippa 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, Flippa 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, Flippa’s grind has yet to show signs of slowing. His latest project, Up To Something, came out on September 14th, 2018.


Links:

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

“California”: https://youtu.be/HSZeR5lp9Yk

“No Cap (Intro)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpPs26c18g

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