By Jack Barnes
Flippa‘s gruff demeanor, realist lyrics, and dexterous flow sets him apart in the crowded ATL trap game. Reflecting on his past trials and tribulations, Flippa proves that he’s no rookie in the rap game on “Been Through It.” 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. “Been Through It” is the second single from Up To Something, the rapper’s upcoming mixtape, following the spacey and triumphant “Don’t Play Me.” Up To Something hits all DSPs on September 14th. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, Skippa Da Flippa moved to Atlanta when he was 13 years old. Shortly after arriving in ATL, Skippa made the acquaintance of Quavo and Takeoff, two future members of Migos. Skippa, 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, Skippa 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 Skippa recorded a track about a dance move that Skippa 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, Skippa’s profile continued to rise, appearing on Lil Yachty’s massive “Minnesota” in 2016, releasing the Flippa McFadden 2 mixtape in 2017, and growing his Spotify fanbase to over 200,000 monthly listeners.
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