Seth Macfarlane's cartoon The Cleveland Show? Not that good. Chip Tha Ripper's mixtape called the same thing? Worth your time. Since we profiled him in FADER #54, Chip's been relatively quiet, popping up on Kid Cudi's debut record, and generally riding the slow-rising crest of really fun mixtape tracks that not enough people talked about. Now he's back with a massive new tape. There's a lot to get through here, but listening to Chip weave his way through tracks like "Whoa," it almost doesn't matter what he's saying. Sure, he's just talking about clothes but he's having enough fun for all of us while doing it.
photographer Travis Dove