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US-based recording artiste Chippi is raising eyebrows with a new single, ‘If A Neva Money’, that seems to take potshots at his former friend, David ‘Mavado’ Brooks. The single, on a head-knocking beat by J Crazy, has popped up on a number of mixtapes in the streets, and seems to imply that money has changed certain people. The song goes: ‘if ah neva money, dem woulden get so bright/if ah neva money, dem woulden get so white’.
The single, Chippi says, is directed at Mavado and how money has changed the dynamic of their friendship. “Ah me name him ‘Singing Blacks’ after the Singing Sweet before Flexx name him Mavado, and look how him diss Flexx. Me and him no good. The last time when him diss Flexx during an interview and say him never know weh him de, mi call him and say wah kinda ting dat and him send me back a text ah try style me. Him fi know say ah me introduce him to Grants Pen, Mavado is a yute weh mi used to give lunch money ah Constant Spring All Age and give him girls. Now him ah mek the money fly to him head,” Chippi said. He said that the response has been incredible so far and he plans to do a music video when he returns to Jamaica. "Money change dem and the world need fi know that, big up Savage and Flexx, dem a real yute," he said. Born Leyton Flemings on July 4, 1981 at University of Jamaica, in Kingston Jamaica, he was raised in one of Kingston’s toughest and notorious areas, a lane called "Huggins" in Grants Pen. . His father was well known in the community of Grants Pen as a recording artiste and even made it to the finals of the local Tastee Talent contest. "Whenever he would leave, I would take up the mic and dj my favorite song or one he made up that’s where my love and passion for music started,” he said. Chippi attended New Day All Age, but was soon expelled. With the intervention of his parents, he got into Constant Spring All Age school where he was actively involved in several sports programmes. Chippi formed a tight bond with David Brooks. “Me and singa got close cause the love of music we was like the biggest thing in class so we would hang out on a regular, and dj in class, pen song, beat on desk, he would take me to Cassava Piece which is down the road from the school and I would introduce him to Grants Pen we got to know each other’s family,” he said. . Chippi soon passed his exam and matriculated to Kingston Technical High School, however, his mother wanted to get him out of Grants Pen because of the bloody gang violence. He eventually migrated to Queens, NY. He began to return to Jamaica regularly, keeping the link with Grants Pen artistes Flexx and Savage. “The life we live in Grants Pen on the lane, a thug life me and my friend them don’t have a better way out a surviving the everyday struggle from Grants Pen to New York, ah the same struggle, same story, just different characters,” he said. He recently released a music video for a new single called ‘Rip the Runway’ with sexy girls and champagne-splashing club scenes. He premiered the video on CVM TV, FIWI Choice and on HYPE TV. “The single ah show hard on HYPE and CVM, the ting look good. My dream for dancehall is to take it to another level just as hip hop rose from the underground to the mainstream. We need to hear dancehall artistes on major radio stations in the US, our presence is felt but we need more than that, we need to be a real industry,” he said.
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