December 14, 2009
FLIPPA READY TO STING
It was at Stone Love’s anniversary dance last year that Flossing King Flippa Mafia signalled his intention to have tongues wagging about him in a different kind of way.
Flippa, who was still the relatively new kid on the block, had the song Dem Yah And Dem Yah making dents in the dancehall. Dressed in Gucci from head to toe, and armed with his aura of excitement, Flippa swaggered on the Stone Love stage, did his song, and then to the delight of the audience popped a bottle of champagne, poured it over the stage and then dipped in his pocket and came up with real money which he scattered in the crowd. The Flossing King was born.
Some revelled in the moment; others chastised him, while the media hyped him. What currency will Flippa throw out at Sting? they asked. Will it be pound sterling, or will it be US? The Flossing King threw out both. And the talk grew, and so too did interest in this artiste and his songs.
It’s soon time for the Boxing Day event again, and the Mafia, having enjoyed a challenging year, is in form and ready to Sting. Flippa enjoyed a real dancehall baptism, first with a dispute with Alliance CEO, Bounty Killer over the song (Some bwoy a hype over) Unfinished House and another with flamboyant deejay Elephant Man, with whom he trade tune-fi-tune insults. Flippa insisted then and is sticking to his story, “It’s all musical ... nothing but a lyrical war.”
However, he is ready to take this lyrical match-up to the Sting stage come December 26 at JamWorld in Portmore, St Catherine. “It’s all about enjoyment and entertaining the fans. The dancehall has always been a place where word and sound meet, sometimes conscious, sometimes vulgar and other time just plain humorous,” Flippa reasoned. “A clash is all about who can provide the most entertainment without going overboard with the insult level. A man must know not to ‘OD’,” he said.
What exactly does he have planned for Sting this year?
“Well, clash or no clash, the Flossing King will be stinging,” he promised.