Video: Ripp Flamez – “Forever”

In a Vibe Premiered Video, Ripp Flamez Roams Cleveland’s Streets Late at Night


The Video: 

Armed with his trademark melodicism, his squad, and a bottle of Henny, Ripp Flamez takes to the late-night Cleveland streets in his video for Forever,” the opening track on his new album DayOne Forever. Considered the deepest and most personal song on his project, Ripp opens up about his father passing while in jail and his brother getting free. “I miss my homies, I miss my pops,” explains Ripp. “While I’m not on a mainstream level yet, in my life, my world, my city, I’m considered successful. I’ve waited all my life for this and the people I want to share it with aren’t here to share it. Normally, the intro track is overlooked but this song is especially important to me so I wanted to make a dope visual for it.”

The significance of the video for Ripp speaks volumes about his prominence in his city. Says Ripp, “In Cleveland, you can’t just hang outside chilling with your clique like we’re doing in my video. I wanted to show that we run that shit and show my squad and how we’re an intimate group. We stay off the phone and deal with real life when we’re around each other. These are my closest friends and I’m proud to show the world how we represent Cleveland.”

Ripp Flamez is Cleveland’s formidable entry into the Bryson Tiller/PartyNextDoor school of Rap&B, earning over 270,000 Soundcloud plays on single “Wavez.” Leading up to the release of DayOne Forever, the Wave God dropped “Your Way,” a romantic, for-the-ladies ballad with twinkling piano, plaintive electric guitar, and finger snaps via G Styles. “Your Way” followed The FADER‘s premiere of the menacing and dramatic “Shine Light,” as well as “LeBron Flamez,” which debuted via Complex. “Some artists may have content and substance and others may just have melodies, rhythm, and good production,” Ripp Flamez says. “I have both, along with a unique voice and an organic fan base.”

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Ripp Flamez Background:

Born in the Garden Valley Projects, one of Cleveland’s roughest areas, Ripp Flamez found himself alone after his father died and his brother got locked up. Flamez channels his struggle and brings his experience to life through his rhymes. “There’s a lot of different talent in the city with a lot of genuine support,” explains Ripp Flamez. “I found my sound in the midst of all that; so did Kid Cudi and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, two of the artists I look up to most… It’s a tough city and you have to earn your support, you have to show what you really about.” Named “Best New Artist” at the 2015 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards, Ripp Flamez is bringing his infectious melodicism and confessional lyrics to a national audience with DayOne Forever.

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“Lebron Flamez”:

DayOne Forever: iTunes // Live Mixtapes // SoundCloud

“Your Way” ft. LVFRMCLE:

“Shine Light”:

“Lebron Flamez” (Prod. by Mitch Mula):

“Wavez”: //

“Payback”: //

“Shine Light”:

“Morning After”: