The controversial Flossing King, Flippa Mafia is definitely on track. His newest single, Star Ah Star, on the TJ Records label is kicking up rumpus in Jamaica, even as the jovial Flippa continues to enjoy life in the US.
Flippa, known for chronicling his over-the-top high rolling in his songs, signals his return to dancehall with this rollicking number that explains exactly who is a ‘star’. And, of course, in true Flippa style, he throws a few punches – but he insists it just a “music ting”.
“Everybody know that a me say ‘floss’ and I will always say ‘floss’,” Flippa said in a recent telephone interview. “So when we say ‘star a star’ we mean that if you a roll out inna a Benz truck you haffi also have the car,” Flippa said seriously. “It’s all about matching. You can’t step down from a X5 to a Corolla,” he added.
Flippa, who is the owner of a Porsche truck – which is carefully parked in a garage in Jamaica -- says he has sent for the Porsche car. And that is the vehicle that will be featured in the Star Ah Star video.
But, on the flip side, Flippa also had words of wisdom for those high rollers who are so focused on acquiring vehicles and popping champagne and Hennessey at dances that they neglect the most basic thing – the house.
“Remember that you house haffi set up good first. At the end of the night, you cyaan seh you own a Benz house or a Bimmer house. Your house is your castle. You work hard for what you have, so you have to set up your house with all the comforts first, and then you can floss from dusk till dawn,” advised the deejay whose controversial single, Unfinished House, secured a number one slot on the charts in 2009 .
Meanwhile, the Flossing King says he is happy that the dancehall has embraced Star Ah Star and he is busy in the studio ensuring that come summer he will be the one to watch.
“The dancehall did a go astray and now that we come back we haffi represent fi di youth dem. The summer is going to be scorching,” Flippa Mafia promised.