Skippa Da Flippa Premieres “GangLand,” Talks Leaving Quality Control Music
Skippa Da Flippa was one of the first rappers signed to Quality Control Music when the label formed back in March 2013, and he’s become one of the most respected lyricists in the Atlanta rap scene ever since, helping to popularize the dab dance and bringing his unique set of lingo to the game. But a couple weeks ago, Skippa posted a message to Instagram saying he was leave the QC fam and heading back to his roots in Florida, closing what he called the first chapter in his career.
Today (Feb. 17), XXL is premiering Skippa’s first single since leaving the label called “GangLand” produced by Cheeze Beatz and 30 Roc, who’s part of Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ear Drummers production squad. You can listen to the anthemic song below, which showcases how fine Skippa’s pen is.
“It’s for the gang,” Skippa tells us about the record. “People be saying they gang, people be saying they Migo, but really when it comes to people like that, everyone wants to be something they’re not, so I decided to make a song called ‘Gang Land’ for the gang.”
Skippa, who is originally from Palm Beach, Fla. but moved to Northside Atlanta, planned to sign with an independent label in South Florida when he left QC, but says it “didn’t really work out the way I thought it was,” clarifying he’s still signed to 300. “That’s always gonna be my family, but shit wasn’t really working out the way it was supposed to be,” he says of leaving Quality Control. “As far as business wise, shit just wasn’t right. Everything I’ve been doing, I’ve been doing on my own anyway, so I can continue to do it on my own and put my name on it, create my own little lane and brand myself. Everybody knows me for my logo and my term ‘havin’ so I decided to just move on with that.”
He’s currently working on a new mixtape, but doesn’t have a name for it yet, so for now, bump “GangLand” below.
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