Two-Headed Hip-Hop Collaboration Defines New Generation of Hope
DOWNLOAD: Fly Gypsy – “Imagination” Feat. Nas, 2Pac, & David James
Hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy, comprised of producer Alexei and emcee Kowboy Kom, drop a comprehensive track from their new work, The Vodka and Rum Mixtape, entitled “Imagination.” The song conjures images of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” as this is a politically charged message with a more contemporary focus: the modern day black male in the post-Barack Obama election era. With a catchy hook that features Kom’s soulful and delicate voice, Alexei serves up the perfect compliment with Tupac’s verse from the Nas’s “Thugz Mansion.” Between the nods to Obama, MLK, and Malcolm X, and the use of two of hip-hop’s most glorified emcees, Fly Gypsy certainly knows how to put together an all-inclusive track. Be sure to check out the powerful message behind “Imagination” as well as the rest of The Vodka and Rum Mixtape, available everywhere via Fly Gypsy’s own Fly Gypsy Music.
The much talked-about hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy made its first splash in late 2008 with an election-themed single that introduced the duo’s energetic, guitar-driven sound to music fans around the world. The group formally launched in July 2009, with the release of the summertime single “You.” The video for the single was shot in Jamaica by Ras Kassa (acclaimed for his work with Sean Paul, Beenie Man, and Damian Marley). Founded by the Russian-born producer and songwriter, Alexei Jendayi, and the Jamaican-born emcee, Kowboy Kom, Fly Gypsy has become an instant favorite among fans, developing a growing following thanks to its infectious beats, catchy hooks, and polished image. Music critics, meanwhile, have praised the Washington, D.C.-based duo for their ability to attract commercial appeal without compromising their musicianship or message, comparing the duo to the Fugees, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. The group’s latest work, The Vodka and Rum Mixtape is available now, everywhere via Fly Gypsy Music..