Chip Tha Ripper started being one of IMPOSE's favorite rapper's with 2011's Gift Raps mixtape. Check our iTunes Most Played list and Chip sneaks into our bevy of scuzzy rock and meditative hypnagogic tracks with the Blended Babies-produced “Plural”. It's the sort of track that sheds light on a lifestyle that is worth striving towards and possibly within reach if we can keep up our stowaway yacht excursions.
Chip's follow-up mixtape Tell Ya Friends won us over with the album art alone, the production credits were added points of interest. Boi-1da, Lex Lugar, Rami and Chuck Inglish contributed to the Tell Ya Friends mixtape. While there's plenty of fine talking points within TYF, it's no secret by now that Woodro Skillson flipping the NBA Jam sample on “Boomshakalaka” (featuring Bun B) is an instant heater. Chip also linked up with fellow Cleveland rapper Krayzie Bone on “Stay Sleep”, ressurrecting one of the city's smoothest operators on the mic.
Download Tell Ya Friends here.