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Slidin’ Thru: Flipp Dinero

July 24, 2018

Read the full interview on YoungCalifornia.com!

Leave Me Alone” by Flipp Dinero will have you crooning those exact words and hitting notes you never thought you could. Hailing from Brooklyn, the young spitter holds a coveted spot on the Cinematic Group roster, with support from one of hip-hop’s rawest MCs, Joey Badass. Read more…

First rapping at age 15, it was until 2015 that he really began to take this rap thing seriously. Teaming up with G Herbo for “Time Goes Down Remix” garnered him the attention he needed to be recognized in the hip-hop community. It’s the synergy between his crazy bars and melodies that allows him to speak truth and tell it like it is from perspective.

For those who don’t know, who is Flipp Dinero?
A young artist from Brooklyn who’s emerging currently, who’s on the come up. Who’s trying to make it for family – his mother, his father, his brothers, his sisters. That’s it. We trying to get to it. That’s Flipp Dinero.

Where do you fit in the realm of R&B and hip-hop?
I’m a mixture. I’m versatile as fuck, that’s why name is Flipp. I’m like a switch. I can go from singing to rapping, from rapping to singing — it’s the versatility.

Is the Dinero for money?
Of course! That’s Guala Gang! [laughs]

You’re from Brooklyn, how does that play into your life and your career?
In every single way that it possibly can, I represent Brooklyn to the tee. I’m the struggle. I come from nothing. My parents are immigrants, we didn’t have shit. They ain’t give us shit. I’m a perfect representation of that, of someone not having nothing and turning that nothing into something. That’s Flipp.

How you feeling performing in Los Angeles tonight?
It was one of my goals honestly. I’ve never been on a plane.

Is this your first time here?
No, my second time. Within a year.

How important is it to come to this city as an up and coming artist?
1000% important. That shit is extremely important. You have to hit this market. You have to hit LA in order to find out if your music is really something or not. To see if it’s really substance, you have to get a response from LA. If you don’t get a response from LA, New York… it’s just not alright. You gotta have one of those cosigns, East Coast cosign or West Coast cosign. If you don’t have either or — or a down South cosign — I don’t know what to tell you.

Can you talk about your relationship with Pro Era and Joey Bada$$?
Pro Era, those are my guys. Joey, that’s my brother. He helped my career in a big way. He helped promote my shit. He put my shit on his Twitter, Instagram. He shouted me out. He really supported me when I was on the come up. When everyone was turning shoulders, he was there.

How important is that cosign or that social media look?
I wouldn’t say cosign or social media look. First off, as an artist speaking from my point of view compared to his point of view, it’s extremely important. But I wouldn’t even refer to it as a cosign, I’d say it’s a relationship. That’s my big bro. That’s my brother. He really speaks to me and helps me get my mental right. That’s my family right there.

What’s the best piece of advice he’s given you?
Keep working.

Can you talk about your come up in the industry and the moment you realized that you were on?
I don’t think I’m on yet. I don’t know what on is, but I can speak on the come up. This shit was hard, just getting to this point that I’m at right now. Locking myself in my room to write these songs or being criticized on what I decide to sing in these songs. That shit is hard work. It wasn’t easy. But to reach this point where I’m at right now, I can honestly say that the hard work has paid off.

Last year you dropped a project called Guala Way. What do you want fans to get your story?
That they can really turn nothing into something. They can really turn a piece of emotion and turn that emotion into something that they can benefit from in the world. If I never made the songs that I made, then we wouldn’t be sitting here right now. I’d never get to meet the beautiful soul that you are. That’s the beauty I get from making music, the relationships that you can build.

What would you be doing if you weren’t making music?
[pause] I don’t know. I really don’t. I wish I did.

Congrats on the success of “Leave Me Alone.” Who was this record directed at?
Can I curse? Some stupid ass bitch!

Has she heard it?
She definitely did, and she loves it. Shout out that bitch! [laughs] I’m playing. Pardon my french.

You’re only 22 years old. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Married with kids.

Married?! Not to that stupid bitch though?
Hell no, I got a wifey. But I see myself married, and investing into other acts on the come up as well, that was in my situation. Just being a helping hand to people who don’t have the opportunity. That’s where I see myself in 10 years.

What did you do with your first advance?
I really don’t want to comment, but we made that back.

What’s a normal day in the life? Walk us through.
I don’t even know what’s a normal day in the life, I go through so many stages. But a normal day, I wake up, take a shower, pray, a blunt, cook, read the Bible.

3 things you need in the studio?
Weed. Water. Motivation.

Talk about being on tour with Tory Lanez, who puts on a crazy show.
It’s amazing. Shout out my big bro Tory for giving me the look. Shout out Davo too. It’s been nothing but love. I’m thankful for the opportunity.

Favorite song to perform in a set?
“Leave Me Alone.” [sings] I love that song.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a fan?
Some shorty just wrote on my Twitter. She was like, “Yo Flipp Dinero’s voice makes me so horny.” [laughs] So every day I’m encountering something, I swear to God. It was today too. It was a couple hours ago.

Did you respond?
Nah I didn’t. I was just like, “What the fuck?”

You gotta show her some love bro!
I got a wife!

Do you actually have a wife?
Nah, I got a shawty though.

Who’s the most played artist on your phone?
Travis Scott. Love Travis…

Who’s your dream collab?
Bob Marley.

Dope, what about someone that’s here? So we can make it happen.
Kendrick Lamar.

Anything else you wanna let Young California know?
You guys can follow me on social media. I’m on all DSP’s: @FlippDinero. I appreciate the love LA’s been showing me.

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