East Cleveland rapper/producer Kipp Stone has announced his new EP Faygo Baby, available May 11th via Chicago’s Closed Sessions. Centered on Kipp’s young Black experience, the essence of Faygo Baby captures the nostalgia of being six years old and walking to the corner store with $1. For Kipp, that meant a bottle of Faygo and a bag of chips from his local corner spot, Leslies.
Whereas his past LP Homme was a rehashing of past domestic violence, poverty, and pain, Faygo Baby lives in the consciousness of rose-colored childhood memories but with the guarded backdrop of mistrust; Kipp’s first trip to Leslies was also the first time he witnessed someone getting shot at six years old.
The EP features production from Statik Selektah on the previously released “Manic”, underground stalwart 6th Sense, D’Artizt, and Kipp Stone himself.
Closed Sessions is an indie hip hop label in Chicago, IL. Their catalog includes releases from Jamila Woods, Kweku Collins, Kipp Stone, Mother Nature, BoatHouse, Raekwon, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, DJ Rude One, Blu, DJ Babu, Fashawn, and many others.