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Ripynt / Press

“I try my best to catch everything that deserves attention and words of praise, but always something, somehow, someway manages to pass through the holes of my net. One such thing was Ripynt's 2009 album RIP: Re-Inventing Poetics, a full, direct, and charged work of Everett hiphop. Indeed, the album contains much of the same raw energy, at the level of the beats and raps, that made Framework's 2005 album Hello Worlda local classic. How in the world did I miss RIP? Maybe it was eclipsed by the year it appeared, 2009, the incredible year of Go! Machine and Shabazz Palaces. Whatever the case, I will not let Ripynt's next album pass me in silence.”

“In many of the 12 tracks I've heard, Ripynt trains his high-powered microscope on his underdog status, revealing a ragged topography of wounds both superficial and bone-deep. One might think that, given his view of his hometown, those aches and pains would be Everett-centric, but that'd be wrong. Ripynt projects himself across far more interesting terrain.”

“With an uncanny ability to write deeply personal songs in one instant and reply with a grimy, agile delivery the next, Ripynt is proving that the geographical gap between his hometown and the Seattle scene is less of an issue than originally feared.”

“Ripynt is an impressive emcee and it's not hard to hear his natural skill and what got him his name. But beyond the raw energy and flow that he posses he has some demons to get out and he shows no shame in expressing his ups and downs. This kind of honesty is something rap used to be lauded for.”

“Meet Ripynt. A dope Seattle spitter who linked up with Strange Music’s Krizz Kaliko... Yes, homie spazzed on every verse here.”

“Another solid emcee outta the North West, Ripynt raps about some real life stuff that we can all relate to. Things like going out but havin’ to work at 7am next morning, cruisin’ in the summer time, relaxin’ and makin’ money.”

“While his style may not be, Ripynt actually sounds confident, relaxed, and natural on “The Hurt Locker” as every song has him at his best thus far.”

“In the mood for something dark, abrasive, and a little bit Shifty? Your wish is Ripynt‘s command. On the Washingtonian emcee’s latest single and first Booth feature, Aether‘s pummeling electronic grooves set the mood as the headliner shows off his aggressive flows. Craving more? You’ll find what you seek on Ripynt’s latest mixtape, The Hurt Locker...”

“Ripynt embodies everything that is right about hip hop. He practices his craft not only with precision and skill but with heart and feeling. He is able to deliver rhymes that will shatter the competition but also embraces the opportunity to move the hearts and minds of his listeners. On Second Thought Vol. 1 does in seven tracks what 22-Track mixtapes often fail to do, none of which more important than impress.”

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