March is defined by the Madness that is college basketball, but this year it’s also know in the Hip Hop world for the barrage of mixtapes we’ve all seen over the past 30 days. It may seem longer ago, but Chip Tha Ripper got us all started on the good foot during the infant stages of the month with the release of Gift Raps.
Up till now, Chip’s rugged flow alone has helped to depict the stories of a young man from Cleveland who hustled his way to become a fixture in this beautifully ugly landscape of Hip Hop. Any visuals along the way have only helped to drive the point home. With more set to come, there couldn’t have been a more fitting first video from said mixtape than its intro, “The Entrance.” Shot as if they recorded it straight from a TV (and fused with clips from New Jack City and Juice), the 216’s own provides outsiders an ‘entrance’ into his world from the street corners, to the studio and everything in between.