PREMIERE: Da Flyy Hooligan “Alligator Skin” Video
"Take minks off, take things off, take chains off..."
The United Kingdom has alway put its own spin hip hop, from trip hop to grime to the more recent “road rap.” However, there has always been a small contingent of artists that rep that classic street hop. We have been trying to put you on the latest wave coming out of the Jolly Ol’ England. The States is seeing a resurgence of boom bap, and the UK is right there alongside us. Not only in terms of quality bars and beats, but also fashion, aesthetic, and product.
MASS APPEAL has brought you premieres from two MCs in his circle, Tesla’s Ghost and Ray Vendetta, but today we’ve got the brand spanking new visuals for Da Flyy Hooligan’s slow burner “Alligator Skin.” We’re optimistic that our readers have such good taste that yall know exactly who Hooligan is and have been blasting his S.C.U.M. album for the last month. Even if you just have the singles “Distress Signal” and “Asantihini” on your phone, we are impressed. Not only is he nice on the M-I-C, but bruv is also the owner and operator of the GormetDeluxxx label. The imprint releases his music, as well as distributing projects from fellow flame-throwers like Hus Kingpin. If you really up on game, maybe you were even bumping Hooligan back when he went by his more Wu influenced title Iron Braydz.
Back to the subject at hand, the video for “Alligator Skin” finds Da Flyy Hooligan and crew lamping at a Tesla dealership…in the dead of night. The giant LCD Tesla sign throws a reddish glow on Hooligan and his team as he swings his verbal sword with precision. And then at the 2:45 mark, the beat switches up and DFH gives us a sneak peek of an unreleased track titled “Kokoro” off the upcoming S.C.U.M. 2. Hit play and catch the cross-Atlantic vibe.