Thursday, July 26, 2012

EP: Chippy Nonstop - #MONEYDANCE101

Chippy Nonstop is excited to release her new EP, #MONEYDANCE101. The five-track effort, which is co-produced by DJ Two Stacks and GRAVEGOODS, was premiered today by SPIN and is now available for download via Chippy Nonstop's Bandcamp page. The EP artwork is co-designed by Chippy Nonstop and @Cumdrizzle.

#MONEYDANCE101 came together following a recent show in Philadelphia, where Chippy performed as part of the weekly concert series Mad Decent Monday's. "I was with Two Stacks the day after the show and we decided to knock out a full EP," explains Chippy of the one-day process. "We linked up with the homie GRAVEGOODS and his other homie Stephan – we sat down, made beats, and wrote all the songs. It was so fun!"

Chippy is well known to be a satirical observer of pop culture, and, as such, the EP title was inspired by 11-year-old rapper, and recent WorldStarHipHop sensation, Lil' Mouse. "He has this song called 'Get Smoked' and he does 'the money dance' in one scene," says Chippy of the meme-friendly video clip. "It's the cutest shit I've ever seen, and I just so happened to be watching that video the whole week before we made the EP."

#MONEYDANCE101 is Chippy's first release since #GLOBALSKOOLOFTWERK, which was released in April and served as the Dubai-born, Bay Area-based rapper's official debut to the music world. Since then, she's collaborated with the likes of Kreayshawn and Major Lazer – Chippy will appear on upcoming albums from both artists – and #MONEYDANCE101 shows off a continued level of growth and diversity in Chippy's sound. "I listen to a lot of dance music," explains Chippy of her musical inspiration. "I want it to be noticeable that I'm not a rapper; I want to create a different sound, and I want to open minds to a different sound."

The EP's musical diversity is evident on each of the project's five songs. "HOT GYAL," for example, a song that Chippy refers to as her favorite from the project, pulls its inspiration from Chippy's love of dancehall music. Elsewhere, "Bounce" finds Chippy laying a wildly infectious half-sung vocal atop Two Stack's washed out synths and frenetic percussion. "I like this tape a lot and I think it's some next level shit," says Chippy. "Plus there's a Trap Bollywood Metal song! How can you be mad?"

Look out for a feature on Chippy Nonstop in the next "Women in Music" themed issue of Flaunt Magazine.

Download #MONEYDANCE101 here:

SPIN premiered the EP and more info can be found here: