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North Carolina’s cleverly named Scottie Flippen is just as crafty as his name suggests, and this hot submission I just found in my inbox is more then a testament to that. Mike Machete produced this simple, yet ominous beat incorporating short kicks/claps over steady bursts of plucked strings. Scottie exploits the consistency of the instrumental, carefully delivering deadly verses about the importance of speaking your mind. He’s not only an expert wordsmith but this young emcee wears his heart on his sleeve and isn’t afraid to leave it all in the booth. Flippen makes relate-able music that means something to him, and even though we don’t know how; you can hear the emotion, the pain in his voice. Sometimes it’s hard to really say what you mean, and when you don’t nine out of ten times it comes back around to bite you in the ass. Sometimes we gotta learn the hard way though. Hit that play button, cop the free download, and check out more from Scottie on his bandcamp.